PORTLAND. - Brandon Roy rebounded from a cold spell to hit a 22-foot jumper with 0.9 seconds left as the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Washington Wizards, 76-74, on Friday night.
Roy, who averaged 27 points last week as the Western Conference player of the week, finished with 14 points for the Blazers, who have won five straight.
Roy arrived at the arena dressed in his University of Washington warmups. Roy wore No. 3 for the Huskies and is unabashedly rooting for them in the NCAA tournament. Washington will play New Mexico in a second-round game today in San Jose.
Mike Miller had 16 points for the Wizards, who have lost 10 straight. Washington trailed by 16 points but pulled within 69-67 with 2:50 left on Al Thornton’s dunk and free throw.
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Randy Foye hit a 2-pointer with 2:11 left that gave the Wizards a 70-69 lead. After Andre Miller’s free throw for Portland, Foye hit a pull-up jumper to put Washington ahead, 72-70.
Nicolas Batum made two free throws before Foye hit another jumper to put Washington ahead, 74-72, with 1:01 left.
LaMarcus Aldridge made a pair of foul shots before Andray Blatche missed a layup. And Roy closed it out with his jumper on the other end.
Aldridge had 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Blazers. Andre Miller added 14 points, and Marcus Camby had 19 rebounds.