PORTLAND, Oregon (Ticker) -- The Portland Trail Blazers hope to
end a season-high seven-game losing streak Saturday when they
host the New York Knicks.
The Trail Blazers lost for the sixth time in their last seven
home games and 13th in 14 contests overall, dropping a 96-91
decision to the Seattle SuperSonics on Thursday.
Damon Stoudamire scored 19 points and Derek Anderson added 18
off the bench as Portland took a 91-89 lead with just over a
minute remaining, but Seattle closed the game with a 7-0 run to
hand the Trail Blazers their 11th loss in 12 games under interim
coach Kevin Pritchard.
After posting consecutive victories against first-place teams,
New York nearly made it three in a row, but suffered a 109-101
overtime setback to the Northwest Division-leading Seattle
SuperSonics on Friday.
Stephon Marbury scored 31 points and Tim Thomas hit a 3-pointer
with nine seconds left in regulation to tie it, but the Knicks
shot just 28 percent (3-of-11) in the extra period en route to
their sixth loss in seven road games.