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It's not often that you shoot 50 percent from the field and lose by double digits. The Golden State Warriors had a night like that on Saturday as they lost in Portland to the Trail Blazers with a final score of 113-100.
Stephen Jackson did not play due to a hamstring injury. Brandan Wright missed the game because of a separated shoulder. Both players were needed in the game, but the Warriors have become used to playing banged up so it didn't seem to really matter.
Corey Maggette scored 25 points off of the bench. He looked much better than he has in previous games and wasn't bothered by his hamstring. Jamal Crawford's family was attendance, but he had a bad shooting night to showcase. He shot 6-16 and 19 points.
Ronny Turiaf had one his better games of the season scoring 12 points on 6-7 shooting, six rebounds, and seven assists.
The Dubs weren't out-rebounded by as much as expected, but failed to grab defensive rebounds during the times they needed it most. They would play good defense for a possession, yet not attempt to hit the glass. Portland had 17 offensive rebounds and out-rebounded Golden State by seven. The Warriors also had 17 turnovers to go with their 24 assists.
"We're just not good at it," Warriors coach Don Nelson said. "It's not that we don't try, we're just not good at it."
LaMarcus Aldridge led the way for the Blazers with 26 points. Brandon Roy and Travis Outlaw each chipped in 19.
The Warriors next game will be Sunday night at Oracle against the Indiana Pacers.
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