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Blazers look to add to Warriors' woes

Jan 10, 2009 - 11:22 AM Golden State (10-27) at Portland (21-14) 10:00 p.m. EST

PORTLAND, Oregon (Ticker) -- The Golden State Warriors look like an easy mark, but the Portland Trail Blazers would still like to have Brandon Roy around to help.

The Blazers hope to have their All-Star guard back in the lineup when they face the Warriors on Saturday.

Roy is suffering a hamstring problem and has missed the past four games. Portland is 2-2 in that span but is averaging just 84.5 points a game without its top scoring threat.

Travis Outlaw took the team on his shoulders during Wednesday's, 84-83, win over the Detroit Pistons. Taking Roy's usual spot as the go-to man at the end of the game, Outlaw drained a fadeaway jumper with nine seconds left to provide the winning margin.

Outlaw finished with 14 points and LaMarcus Aldridge set the pace for the Blazers with 26 points on 11-of-21 shooting.

Portland is at its best at the Rose Garden, owning a 13-4 record here.

The Warriors have suffered much of their disappointment this season on the road, going 4-19 away from the comforts of Northern California, including six straight losses.

Golden State has lost four straight, including a 114-106 loss against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday.