Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Rudy's record streak is over
Last night's loss to the Houston Rockets ended the Trail Blazers' four-game winning streak and bounced the Red and Black into fifth place in the Western Conference with a difficult game against the Spurs still to come, but that wasn't the only run that was ended in the Lonestar State.
Rudy Fernandez's rookie record of consecutive games with a made three-pointer, previously held by Kirk Hinrich, came to an unceremonious end last night at 33. Fernandez had a clean look in the fourth quarter from three to keep the streak alive, but the shot rimmed out. Streak done.
The blowout loss in Boston back on Dec. 5 was the last time Rudy went 0-fer from beyond the arc. That, of course, doesn't include the Philadelphia game Rudy sat out on Jan. 14.