Trail Blazers did what needed to be done in the last of a five-game Eastern Conference swing. Milwaukee established control in the first half, but were outplayed by Brandon Roy, Travis Outlaw, Steve Blake and rest of the Trail Blazers in the final two quarters. Portland fought back a late Milwaukee flurry to win 96-84 at the Bradley Center on Saturday night.
Roy finished, once again, within shouting distance of a triple-double, ending the night with 30 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 steals.
But it was Blake three-point shooting that allowed the Blazers to take control in the second half. Blake scored 18 of his 21 point in the second half while going 6-for-10 from beyond the arc.
The Trail Blazers return home from the trip 3-2 and still in the race for the Northwest Division. The Blazers host the 76ers Monday night at the Rose Garden. Tipoff is schedule for 7 p.m.