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Another inspired victory -- Blazers make it 10 straight

by: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - LaMarcus Aldridge pulled down 21 rebounds in Saturday night's win at Golden State.Portland Trail Blazers 113, GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS 101

Saturday night, ORACLE Arena, 19,596 announced attendance

HIGHLIGHTS

• The Blazers added to their win streak — 10 in a row — with another come-from-behind victory on the second night of a back-to-back and despite losing guards Wesley Matthews and Mo Williams to ejection (Matthews for his second technical) after a brief skirmish late in the third quarter.

• The Warriors led by as many as 14 points and were on top 79-71 when the altercation — it began as a shoving match between Portland's Joel Freeland and Golden State's Andrew Bogut — took place at the 3:42 mark of the third quarter.

WHAT IT MEANS

• The Blazers are 12-2 overall and 7-1 away from home. They are right behind NBA conference leaders Indiana and San Antonio, both 12-1.

TOP PERFORMERS

• Portland had three main scorers — LaMarcus Aldridge (30 points), Matthews (23) and Damian Lillard (20) — and Nic Batum added 14 points.

• Aldridge had a monster double-double, pulling down 21 rebounds in 40 minutes. He was 7 of 21 from the field but made 16 of 19 free throws, sinking 11 in the fourth quarter.

• Lillard had nine assists.

• Center Robin Lopez blocked five shots, while netting 8 points and grabbing 9 rebounds.

KEY STATS

• Aldridge had three of the Blazers' nine blocks and got his sixth double-double of the season.

• Portland had three more 3-pointers than Golden State. The Blazers were 10 of 21 from beyond the arc; the Warriors made 7 of 17.

• Klay Thompson led Golden State (8-6) with 30 points.

• Stephen Curry returned to the Warriors lineup after two games with a concussion, and he had 22 points and 11 assists.

• David Lee, Aldridge's counterpart at power forward, had 15 points and 12 rebounds.

• Golden State announced its 45th consecutive sellout crowd.

• The Warriors have lost three consecutive games.

NEXT

• The Blazers return home for a 7 p.m. PT Monday game against New York (3-9), losers of five straight games.