Dorell Wright provides huge spark in 18 min. (Apr 24 12:00 ET )
Dorell Wright played just 18 minutes off the bench in Wednesday's Game 2 win, but was highly effective with 15 points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals, three blocks and three 3-pointers.
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Dorell Wright said his last game-winning 3-pointer came in high school. "This one was a little bigger," the Trail Blazers forward said after hitting a 3-point shot with 7.6 seconds remaining to give Portland a 100-99 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night at the Moda Center. Guard Ray McCallum's 20-foot jumper bounced off the front rim as time expired, sending the Kings to their fourth consecutive defeat. Forward LaMarcus Aldridge contributed a team-high 22 points for the Trail Blazers, who won their second straight.
Dorell Wright hadn't hit a game-winner since high school, and certainly he'd never had a winner that was his only basket of the game. But on Wednesday night, Wright hit a 3-pointer with 7.9 seconds left and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the late-charging Sacramento Kings 100-99. ''Especially since I was mad at myself for not making my shots the whole game.'' Ray McCallum missed a 21-foot jumper as time ran out for the Kings and Portland's Robin Lopez grabbed the rebound and held it tight for the victory. LaMarcus Aldridge had 22 points to lead the Blazers, who have won six of their past seven games.
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Forward Dorell Wright's 3-point shot with 7.6 seconds remaining gave the Portland Trail Blazers a 100-99 victory over Sacramento Kings Wednesday night at the Moda Center. Sacramento guard Ray McCallum's 20-foot shot bounced off the front rim as time expired, sending the Kings to their fourth straight defeat. Forward LaMarcus Aldridge led five players scoring in double figures with 22 points for the Trail Blazers (51-28), who won their second straight. Guard Damian Lillard had 19 points and 10 assists, and Wesley Matthews scored 19 points for the winners.