Final

Regular Season Series (Game 2 of 2)

Series starts 10/11

Game 1: Wednesday, October 11th
SuperSonics99Final
Trail Blazers89
Game 2: Friday, October 20th
Trail Blazers103Final
SuperSonics95

Trail Blazers 103

(1-3, 1-1 away)

SuperSonics 95

(1-3, 0-1 home)

    7:30 PM ET, October 20, 2006

    Key Arena, Seattle, WA

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    POR 30 24 22 27103
    SEA 22 21 29 2395

    Portland 103, Seattle 95

    SEATTLE (AP) -- It's just exhibition season, but Nate McMillan wanted to see an attitude -- some fire, some anger -- out of his winless Portland Trail Blazers.

    McMillan got it from a pair of rookies -- Brandon Roy and Ime Udoka.

    Zach Randolph scored 16 of his 22 points in the first half while Roy scored 19 points, Udoka added 16 and the Blazers beat the Seattle SuperSonics 103-95 on Friday night for their first preseason win.

    Before Friday's game, McMillan spoke of the need for his young team to develop a winning attitude in the preseason.

    "I know it's preseason, it will go back to zero, but we should have an attitude after losing three games in a row," McMillan said. "Play like it -- scrap, fight. I thought we did. I thought we were solid for four quarters."

    And McMillan had high praise for Roy, the All-America selection at Washington last year. Playing before his parents and his college coach Lorenzo Romar, Roy scored 15 points in the second half and was 11-for-12 at the free throw line. He played a game-high 38 minutes.

    Roy understood Friday is only the dress rehearsal. The Blazers (1-3) and Sonics meet on opening night in Seattle.

    "We wanted to play with more of a swagger, give more of an effort," Roy said. "I think everybody did a good job of that tonight."

    Randolph took the load early, dominating his matchups with Seattle forwards Chris Wilcox and Nick Collison in the first half. He went 6-of-9 from the field and grabbed five rebounds as the Blazers shot 61 percent in the first half. They shot 62 percent for the game.

    Randolph returned in the game's final minutes, as McMillan went with his starters to keep the lead. Seattle pulled within six points early in the fourth quarter, but Randolph, Roy and Udoka combined for 12 straight points as Portland pulled away, delighting Blazers' owner Paul Allen who sat courtside.

    "We're not sitting here like a veteran team experimenting with a lot of young guys. We are a young team," McMillan said. "What we needed to see from us tonight was 48 minutes of solid basketball regardless of who Seattle was playing."

    Ray Allen led Seattle (also 1-3) with 16 points, 10 coming in the third quarter as the Sonics rallied from a 54-43 halftime deficit and briefly took the lead. Most of Seattle's starters played just the first and third quarters.

    Luke Ridnour added 13 points, and Rashard Lewis and Damien Wilkins each had 12.

    "I didn't think we played good defensively early," Seattle coach Bob Hill said. "I've been trying for these first four games to play a lot of guys and that's what I did."

    Udoka, a non-roster invitee out of Portland State, had 11 points in the second half. Udoka scored 16 points on Thursday night against Utah, just two days after his father passed away in Portland.

    Asked if Udoka had earned a roster spot after his consecutive strong outings, McMillan was noncommittal.

    "He did a nice job," McMillan said. "We can't say right now if he'll make the team."

    Reserve guard Juan Dixon added 17 points for Portland.

    Allen's baseline jumper with 3 minutes left in the third quarter pulled Seattle even at 66-66 and Robert Swift's two free throws a minute later gave the Sonics their first lead since 6-5. But Portland scored 10 of the final 14 points of the third quarter and the first seven points of the fourth to push the lead back to 11.

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