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Blazers hits 21 3s to down Bobcats 134-104

  • Article by: ANNE M. PETERSON
  • Associated Press
  • January 2, 2014 - 11:35 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. — Wesley Matthews had 25 points, including five of Portland's 21 3-pointers, and the Trail Blazers routed the Charlotte Bobcats 134-104 Thursday night.

The Blazers hit their first seven 3-pointers and finished by making 63.6 percent of their 33 attempts. Damian Lillard finished with 24 points, including all six of his 3-point tries. The 21 3-pointers matches a franchise high, set in a 139-105 victory at the Philadelphia 76ers on Dec. 14.

With the win, Portland upped its record to 26-7 and moved back into the top spot in the Western Conference.

It was the season-high fifth-straight loss for the Bobcats, who were coming off a 112-85 loss to the Clippers the night before. Charlotte has lost six straight in Portland.

Chris Douglas-Roberts came off the bench to lead the Bobcats with 20 points. Al Jefferson added 19.

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