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NBA Game Summary - Portland at Brooklyn



(Monday, November 18th)

Final Score: Portland 108, Brooklyn 98

Brooklyn, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points as the Portland Trail Blazers overcame a sluggish first quarter to top the Brooklyn Nets 108-98 at Barclays Center to claim their seventh straight victory.

The Nets scored on 19 of their first 20 possessions en route to a 40-point opening quarter. Portland settled down defensively after that, as Brooklyn cooled off to the tune of 22 percent (9-of-41) from the floor in the second half.

"I thought it was a testament to our guys as far as how they competed," said Portland head coach Terry Stotts. "They never lost confidence, they kept competing and kept chipping away at it. When you have that belief that you can do something it makes it easier."

Wesley Matthews netted 24 points in the win, while Damian Lillard contributed 19 points and nine assists. Mo Williams added 12 points off the bench.

"It never felt like we were out of the game," said Matthews. "They were on a roll and we weren't getting any stops, we never felt out of the game."

Shaun Livingston, who started his second straight game for the injured Deron Williams, paced Brooklyn with 23 points. Kevin Garnett made his first six shots, but hit just 2-of-13 the rest of the way. The 19-year vet ended up with 16 points and eight rebounds.

The Blazers won their seventh straight game for the first time since 2007, when the team ran off 13 consecutive wins.

Portland trailed 63-56 at halftime before assuming control midway through the third quarter. Matthews tied the score at 69-69 with a driving layup at 4:44 and Aldridge hit a stepback jumper moments later to put the Blazers in front.

"I don't know if it was what Portland did," said Nets head coach Jason Kidd. "We had some great looks on offense but we didn't score."

Mo Williams' floater in the lane with four seconds left had Portland's lead at eight points heading into the final frame.

Portland quickly pushed its lead to double figures and kept it there until a Paul Pierce layup with 1:03 left made it 105-96.

Earlier, the Nets put on an offensive clinic in the first quarter, but they struggled on the other side of the ball and led just 40-31 after 12 minutes. Both teams shot better than 72 percent in the period.

Lillard came alive for the Blazers in the second, scoring nine points, while Thomas Robinson grabbed five of his seven boards.

A pair of Joe Johnson free throws put the Nets up 10 2:07 before the half. Joel Freeland's short jump hook got it to five, but the crafty Johnson drew a foul just before the half and sank both foul shots for a seven-point advantage at intermission.

Game Notes

Brook Lopez (ankle) and Andrei Kirilenko (back) were inactive for the Nets. Both are considered day-to-day ... Brooklyn shot 33-of-35 from the foul line, while Portland hit 18-of-21 ... The Blazers look to make it eight in a row when they cap a four-game road trip in Milwaukee on Wednesday.

11/19 00:20:05 ET

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
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y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 3
NOR 2
 
Final
PHI 1
ATL 0
Final
DET 7
CLE 5
Final
MIN 7
TOR 0
Final
TEX 8
SEA 6
Final
SFG 1
LOS 2
Final
SDP 1
COL 3
Final
PIT 11
MIL 2
Final
WAS 0
STL 8
Final
TAM 2
NYY 10
Final
MIN 9
TOR 5
Final
CWS 1
BOS 3
Final
HOU 1
KAN 5
Final
NYR 4
PHI 1
3rd Intermission
STL 3
CHI 3
 
2nd Intermission
COL 2
MIN 4
 
1st Intermission
SJS 3
LOS 0
 
Final
DUR 3
NOR 2