NW sports from the AP

Date: 11/19/2013 04:59 AM

Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press


NEW YORK (AP) – LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points, Wesley Matthews added 24 and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Brooklyn Nets 108-98 last night for their seventh straight victory. Damian Lillard finished with 19 points and nine assists as the Trail Blazers withstood the Nets’ blistering start to win seven in a row in the same season for the first time since a 13-game run in December 2007. The Blazers will try to complete a perfect 4-0 road trip tomorrow at Milwaukee.

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Keith Appling matched a career high with 25 points to help No. 1 Michigan State pull away to beat Portland 82-67 last night in its first game as a top-ranked team in 13 years. The Spartans struggled in the first half, leading by four points after seven lead changes and three ties. Travis Trice’s 3-pointer broke a tie with 12:26 left and he followed that up seconds later with a steal and layup.

NEW YORK (AP) – Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce were back in Brooklyn’s starting lineup, but injured starters Deron Williams and Brook Lopez remain sidelined. All four sat out Saturday’s loss in Los Angeles, but Garnett and Pierce got the start last night against Portland Trail Blazers. Williams and Lopez both sprained their left ankles Friday in a victory at Phoenix.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – Chuck Knox never did it. Neither did Mike Holmgren, Tom Flores or Dennis Erickson. In the Seattle Seahawks’ history, they’ve never had consecutive 10-win regular seasons until now under Pete Carroll. The Seahawks reached double-digit victories for the second straight season on Sunday with a 41-20 drubbing of Minnesota. Seattle welcomed four starters back to the lineup in Sunday’s victory.

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) – Montana’s Robin Selvig became the eighth women’s basketball coach to reach 800 career victories with the Lady Griz’s 68-61 victory over Portland last night. Selvig has been at the school for 36 years and produced 33 winning seasons, including 20 trips to the NCAA tournament. Kellie Cole and Torry Hill each scored 16 points to lead Montana. Jasmine Wooton scored 20 points for Portland.


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