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Friday, November 15th (All times Eastern)

Portland Trail Blazers (6-2) at Boston Celtics (4-5), 7:30 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Portland Trail Blazers have won four straight, but they begin a four-game eastern trip, starting Friday with a stop at TD Bank Garden to face the Boston Celtics.

The Blazers have been one of this season's early surprises. They own the third-best record in the NBA behind the undefeated Indiana Pacers and defending Western Conference champion San Antonio Spurs.

"We've got a chance to really pull away from some teams out here in the West," said guard Wesley Matthews. "We're playing good basketball and we feel confident that we can beat any team that we play against. We feel confident on the road. We've got to take care of home."

Portland's fourth straight victory came at the hands of another shocking team, the Phoenix Suns. The Blazers hung on for 90-89 home victory as six Portland players scored in double figures.

Thomas Robinson led the way with 15 points in just 16:36 of action. Robin Lopez registered his third straight double-double with 13 points and 15 rebounds and LaMarcus Aldridge notched 12 points and 12 boards.

Matthews, Damian Lillard and Mo Williams also cracked the 10-point mark.

The Celtics saw their four-game winning streak snapped in an 89-83 home setback to the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday. The C's only shot 37.7 percent from the floor and 33.3 percent from long range in the loss.

"They were just quicker to the basketball all night, in every which way," said Celtics head coach Brad Stevens. "I thought they did a great job right out of the gate establishing a tone of the way the game was going to be played and it was hard for us to manage that as we moved forward,"

The Bobcats took an eight-point lead into halftime.

Jeff Green led the Celtics with 19 points, followed by 16 from Jordan Crawford. Gerald Wallace and Courtney Lee managed 10 points apiece and Kelly Olynyk pulled down 11 rebounds.

Jared Sullinger missed the game with bone bruise on his right knee and is listed as day-to-day.

The two squads split last season's matchups, but Portland has dropped nine straight in Beantown.

11/15 10:24:23 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
NCCU 108
BASC 52
 
Final
CHA 106
PHO 111
Final
NCSU 83
TENN 72
Final
CLE 98
ATL 127
Final
CHA 106
PHO 111
Final
DET 106
DAL 117
Final
BOS 109
ORL 92
Final
MIA 87
UTA 105
Final
TOR 105
BRK 89
2nd OT
SAN 104
MEM 106
 
Half
POR 43
MIL 41
 
2nd
DEN 41
HOU 32
 
2nd
LAC 39
IND 39
 
Final
UNT 78
LANG 65
 
Final
Terriers 64
DELST 72
 
Final
MSST 55
ARKST 69
Final
NCCU 108
BASC 52
 
Final
GMAS 99
CATAWBA 69
 
Final
WOFF 64
CSOU 58
 
Final
HIGH 106
FERR 48
 
Final
JVU 68
GWEBB 65
 
Final
ILL 73
HAMP 55
 
Final
BST 52
JMU 72
 
Final
YOUNG 84
KNST 90
 
Final
UMO 71
LONG 60
 
Final
PITT 65
MAN 56
Final
OSU 97
NCAT 55
Final
FSU 93
UNF 77
 
Final
TOL 83
RMU 57
 
Final
CAMP 70
SIUE 65
 
Final
DUQ 52
RFLSH 67
 
Final
NCSU 83
TENN 72
Final
UCF 75
DET 70
Final
UNCW 73
LIB 70
 
Final
LOYC 83
ABCHRIST 44
 
Final
MURST 94
ALCOR 56
 
Final
HOU 56
ARKPB 61
 
Final
NW 67
CMICH 80
Final
WKENT 75
CHIST 60
 
Final
ODU 58
UGST 54
Final
SMU 67
ILLCH 46
Final
LALAF 115
MLGN 76
 
Final
TULSA 74
MIZST 70
Final
UWGB 66
MORE 50
 
Final
NEOM 92
NCOL 82
 
Final
TTU 101
SCST 39
 
Final
DEN 83
TAMCC 73
 
Final
STEPH 66
TXST 60
 
Final
STLU 75
TXPA 69
 
Final
MEM 83
USCU 73
 
Final
ILLST 64
TENNM 54
 
Final
MSU 66
EMICH 46
 
Final
GRCN 80
INCWORD 82
 
Final
STAN 67
LMU 58
Final
BAY 66
NMST 55
 
1st OT
CIN 64
SDST 60
 
Final
AUB 80
WINT 62
 
2nd
NMU 50
CARK 41
 
2nd
PEPP 36
HOW 27
 
2nd
CPSL 40
NE 45
 
1st
UNLV 26
PORT 29
 
1st
OREG 6
CSNO 8
 
1st
WASH 17
GRAM 3
 
Final
NJD 0
OTT 2
Final
MIN 2
BOS 3
2nd
VAN 0
DAL 1