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PORTLAND, Ore. Camiseta Iker Casillas España . - The Portland Trail Blazers have had few breathers during this seven-game homestand, but Saturday nights finale seemed well on the way to an easy victory.Portland caught Orlando short-handed and riding a five-game losing streak. The Blazers were rolling early, and the Magic couldnt shoot straight. Portland was about to coast to a victory when Magic centre Nikola Vucevic got hot and extended the Blazers for four quarters before they secured a 103-92 win.LaMarcus Aldridge hit 10 of 22 shots and scored 25 points to lead Portland (29-8). The Blazers tied Golden State for most wins in the NBA this season.Vucevic made 15 of 23 shots, scored a career-high 34 points and grabbed 16 rebounds. But he couldnt stop Orlando (13-27) from losing its sixth consecutive game.As has often been the case during Portlands 6-1 homestand, the Blazers needed a big fourth quarter to pull out the win. Wesley Matthews scored 10 of his 18 points in the fourth, including two free throws that gave the Blazers the lead for good at 87-85 with 3:56 remaining.Portland appeared on its way a rout at the outset, as Orlando made just 5 of 22 shots during the first quarter, and trailed by as many as 19 in the first half. Then the Blazers eased up, Vucevic took over and the Magic often had Portland on the ropes in the second half.It was a great start for us, but we relaxed because we just thought it was going to be easy. We took what we did for granted and they took advantage of that, Portland guard Damian Lillard said.Vucevic had 15 points and 10 rebounds in the first half, then continued to punish Portland by scoring twice during Orlandos 11-0 run early in the third quarter.Portland eventually found an antidote in Matthews.Matthews made several hustle plays during the fourth quarter, including two steals and a circus-like reverse layup that gave the Blazers a 91-85 lead. Matthews appeared to finish Orlando when his 3-pointer with 1:19 left put Portland up 96-89.Thats what he does for us every night. Hes a soldier, Lillard said of Matthews.Portland coach Terry Stotts noted his teams struggles, but liked the result and the Blazers finishing kick.We made a lot of plays in the last five minutes to secure a win. It was a little disappointing to give up the lead, but in the end, we did what we needed to do, Stotts said.Vucevic said Fridays 14-point performance against the Los Angeles Lakers motivated him against the Blazers.I wanted to come out aggressive and have a better performance than last night, Vucevic said. We wanted to come out and show a better performance and I think we did that, against one of the best teams in the league. We played them to the end.Portland had five players in double figures.Victor Oladipo had 18 points and eight rebounds for Orlando.The Magic out-rebounded Portland 49-43. The Blazers lead the NBA in rebounding at 46.7 per game.TIP-INSMagic: F Tobias Harris (ankle) and G Evan Fournier (knee) both sat out against the Blazers. They both suffered injuries during Fridays game against the Los Angeles Lakers. ... G Devyn Marble made his first NBA career start. ... The Magics six-game losing streak is a season high.Trail Blazers: G Allen Crabbe strained his left knee during Thursdays win over Miami, and will miss at least two games. ... Portland went 6-1 on its seven-game home stand, losing only the East Division-leading Atlanta. ... The Blazers won its NBA-best 19th home game.UP NEXTMagic: Visit Chicago on MondayTrail Blazers: Visit Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday Camiseta España Euro 2016 . Ames was unanimously named for induction into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame on Wednesday, becoming the 74th member of the countrys golfs shrine. Camiseta Seleccion Española . Catch the game on TSN starting at 9pm et/6pm pt. The Kings are 0-2-1 on their final trip of the regular season. They end the campaign at home on Saturday versus the Pacific Division-champion Anaheim Ducks before kicking off a first-round playoff matchup with the second-place San Jose Sharks.Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer gets the call in net as Canada opens up its World Championship group stage play on Friday against France. You can catch the action live on TSN at 9:30am et/6:30am pt. Coach Dave Tippett says he made the call of Reimer over Edmonton Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens, Reimers former teammate, strictly due to seniority. Its expected that both goalies will split time at the tournament in Belarus with Scrivens likely seeing action in Canadas next game on Saturday against Slovakia. Reimer last played for Canada at the 2011 World Championships in Slovakia, posting a 4-0 record in the group stage. Jonathan Bernier, now Reimers teammate with the Leafs, was preferred for Canadas quarterfinal game and dropped a 2-1 decision to Russia. This is Scrivenss first time representing Canada at any level. Meanwhile, Kevin Bieksa was named Team Canadas captain on Thursday. Coach Dave Tippett said Bieksa got the nod because hes outgoing but also plays hard and with passion. Jason Chimera is one alternate because he brings the experience of winning at this tournament before and Kyle Turris is the other because he bridges young and old on the roster. One thing Canadas leadership group has in common is a love for keeping things light on the ice. Thats part of what Bieksa thinks his role is, but he also expects his teammates to take the tournament seriously. "Just to keep guys loose having fun and then focused for the games," the Vancouver Canucks defenceman said. "Everybodys coming over here for a purpose. We didnt fly all this way just to have a good time. We flew here to win games and to continue on the standard that Canada set at the Olympics. Were going to come to compete." At 32, Bieksa is the fourth-oldest player on the team, younger than only Chimera (35), Joel Ward (33) and Alex Burrows (32). There are also a handful of very young players, including Nathan MacKinnon (18), Sean Monahan (19), Jonathan Huberdeau (20), and Mark Scheifele (21). Bieksa is in charge of helping meld this diverse group together. "Its been pretty seamless so far. Everybody brings something to the table," Bieksa said after practice at Chizhovka-Arena. "The young guys are young and (add) a new perspective and energy and the older guys, theres some guys that have played in this tournament a few times and they know what to expect and you lean on them for some advice. Its a good mix." Chimera is Canadas only player with an IIHF World Hockey Championship gold medal, won in 2007 in Moscow. His message to a lot of his teammates is that they never know when theyll be able to wear the Maple Leaf again. That could be true of Chimera, too, and if it is the Washington Capitals winger is making sure he enjoys it. Even with two children at home, his wife was supportive of him coming to Minsk to play in his third world championship. "Hockey keeps you young," said Chimera, whos 4 1/2 years too young to be able to play without a visor. "Its just awesome, you see these young kids, how talented they are, they keep it light. Camiseta Paco Alcacer. . A lot of them were pretty nervous coming over here, but I try to keep it as light as possible." Thursdays first practice in Minsk following an exhibition game against Switzerland in Zurich was light but up-tempo. Tippett and assistants Paul Maurice and Peter DeBoer had plenty of teaching to do a day before Canada opens the tournament against France. James Reimer will start against France, while Ben Scrivens is set to start against Slovakia on Saturday night. "It goes solely off seniority," Tippett said. "Scrivens was upset because he thought he shouldve got the call because he had 19 seconds longer than Reimer the other day (in the exhibition game)." Reimer is playing at the world championships for the second time after going 4-0-0 in 2011 before being replaced by now-Toronto Maple Leafs teammate Jonathan Bernier. With Scrivens -- whos now with the Edmonton Oilers -- on board this time, Reimer is sharing the net with a former teammate. Come the start of the 2014-15 NHL season, he very well could have another goaltending partner if the Leafs trade the restricted free agent. Reimers season in Toronto didnt go as he planned, and its only natural for him to think scouts and general managers will be watching him in Minsk. "I assume so. I think theyre scouting everyone," Reimer said. "I think everyones taking a peek at whoever might have a contract up or might not, thats what theyre here to do. Any time youre playing, especially in a different situation, theyre watching to see how you react and respond. But in every NHL game theres scouts and GMs watching, too. Its just one of those things wherever youre playing competitively, people will be watching." Theres plenty for Tippett to watch for early in this tournament that could affect his plan going forward. On Thursday he kept the top line of Burrows, Turris and MacKinnon together from Tuesdays exhibition game and tinkered elsewhere. Nazem Kadri centred Cody Hodgson and Troy Brouwer, while Philadelphia Flyers teammates Brayden Schenn and Matt Read skated with Huberdeau. Chimera and Capitals teammate Ward remained together, and Tippett said hell keep an eye on having either Scheifele or Monahan between them. Because this tournament is such a "scramble" with so little preparation time, Tippett is just trying to get create some chemistry before the first puck drop. "Youve got to get your players in roles early," he said. "Always subject to change, but I think one of the most important factors of a tournament like this is you try to get everybody in their spots as quick as you can." That starts with establishing Bieksa as captain. Burrows voiced support for that choice because his Canucks teammate is good at bringing people together. "He keeps it fun, he likes to have a good time," Burrows said. "But at the same time when its time to work and do the right things, hes the first one to lead the way." Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys ' ' ' 
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