Eight Game Home Winning Streak VS Lakers REWIND

The Blazers bring an eight game home winning streak against the Lakers into tonight's game at the Rose Garden. This is truly an amazing feat against one of the league's best teams, especially considering that during the first four of those victories, the Blazers were a sub .500 team. It's also interesting to see that the key in these games hasn't been stopping Kobe; he scored over 30 points in seven of the eight games.

Here is a quick recap of the eight game winning streak in order to get you warmed up for tonight's game.


Blazers 106—Lakers 103 (April 20, 2005)

This was the last game of the 2004-2005 season (record 27-55) and also the last game of the Coach Kevin Pritchard era (who took over for Mo Cheeks late in the season; KP's record was 5-22). Outlaw and Prz were the only current Blazers on the team (but Prz was injured). Outlaw led the Blazers with 20 points off the bench. Fun fact of this game? Ha Seung-Jin played 24 minutes and scored 13 points. To be fair, this was not a good Laker team. They were 34-48 this year and started Chucky Atkins, Jumaine Jones, Chris Mihm, and a rookie Sasha V. Kobe scoring=37


Blazers 113—Lakers 103 (January 11, 2006)

Blazer starters were Juan Dixon, Steve Blake, Victor Khryapa, Joel Przybilla, and Theo Ratliff. And we won? ZBo didn't get the start because he was late to shoot around but still played 44 minutes. Juan Dixon led Portland with 27 points. Kobe came into the game with four straight games of scoring 45 or more. Leave it to Kobe Stopper Ruben Patterson to put an end to that streak. Barely. Kobe scoring=41


Blazers 99—Lakers 93 (March 1, 2006)

Portland had a six game losing streak coming into the game in an ugly stretch of the '05-'06 season. The crowd helped the team end their losing streak, and they got 20 points from ZBo and 19 from Steve Blake. This is the only game of th...

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