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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) _ Arvydas Sabonis scored a season-high 32 points and Damon Stoudamire had Portland’s first triple-double in more than six years as the Trail Blazers beat the Golden State Warriors 122-91 Friday night.
Facing a Golden State team in freefall from a season-long injury epidemic, Portland had no problem snapping its three-game losing streak _ even without Shawn Kemp. The former All-Star forward has volunteered for drug treatment and will miss the rest of the season.
Sabonis, who played only 24 minutes, fell one point short of his career-high by hitting 11-of-12 shots from all over the court. His remarkable proficiency was just one of several offensive superlatives from the Blazers.
Stoudamire had 15 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds for the Blazers’ first triple-double since Rod Strickland did it on Feb. 25, 1995. It was Stoudamire’s first triple-double since 1997, when he was in Toronto, and the fourth of his career.
Portland (48-28), which moved 1 1/2 games behind Dallas and Utah for fourth place in the Western Conference, also got 21 points on 7-of-8 shooting from Steve Smith. The Blazers shot 60 percent from the field as every player on their active roster scored.