Another inspired victory -- Blazers make it 10 straight
Portland Trail Blazers 113, GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS 101
Saturday night, ORACLE Arena, 19,596 announced attendance
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.
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.
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.
The Blazers return home for a 7 p.m. PT Monday game against New York (3-9), losers of five straight games.