PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 31 (Ticker) -- Bonzi Wells
and Scottie Pippen
showed again why the Portland Trail Blazers are the NBA's deepest team.
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Wells scored a career-high 33 points and Pippen added 26 as the Trail Blazers defeated the Golden State Warriors for the eighth straight time, 92-87.
Wells started at shooting guard for Derek Anderson, who suffered a sprained right ankle in Tuesday's season-opening loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. He made 13-of-25 shots as he repeatedly leaked out for easy baskets or scored from the low post.
Pippen, a small forward who usually gets his teammates involved, had to shoulder more of the offensive load with Ruben Patterson serving a league suspension and All-Star Rasheed Wallace having one of the worst shooting nights of his career.
One of the NBA's 50 Greatest Players, Pippen made 10-of-14 shots, including 5-of-5 from the arc. He added nine rebounds and five assists in a terrific all-around game.
Wells and Pippen scored all of Portland's 17 points in the final period, when the Trail Blazers held the Warriors scoreless for the last 2:09.
Antawn Jamison scored 23 points for Golden State, which lost its season opener and has dropped 14 in a row dating to last season.