Recap - Wizards Defeat Portland 83-79
|Recap - Wizards Defeat Portland 83-79|
Andray Blatche scored 19 points leading the Wizards to an 83-79 victory over Portland at Verizon Center on Friday.
The Wizards were a 4-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 193.5.
Washington got 15 points from Gilbert Arenas and another 13 points from JaVale McGee. Gilbert Arenas contributed 6 assists, while JaVale McGee cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.
The Trail Blazers got an 18 -point performance from Brandon Roy, who was supported by 16 points from LaMarcus Aldridge. Patrick Mills had 6 assists in a losing cause for Portland, while LaMarcus Aldridge grabbed 15 rebounds.
The Wizards hit the break trailing 46-34 before taking care of business in the second half.
Portland won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 51-43.
Next game, Washington takes its act on the road to face Phoenix looking for another win. For Portland, they head home to face Los Angeles.