Washington dominates PortlandDec 7, 2010 - 6:59 AM Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Isaiah Thomas scored 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds, while Justin Holiday joined him in the scoring ledger with 20 points and six boards, as 21st-ranked Washington rolled to a 94-72 victory over Portland.
Matt Bryan-Amaning added 15 points and six rebounds and Scott Suggs donated 13 points for the Huskies (6-2), who have won three straight since a two-game skid in Maui.
"We've got a lot of weapons," Thomas said. "A lot of people stepped up today when we needed it and we played real well."
Nemanja Mitrovic led Portland (7-3) with 15 points and Luke Sikma notched a double-double with 14 points and 16 rebounds. The Pilots had won three straight coming into the game, including a victory over St. Louis.
The Pilots came out fighting, holding a 9-8 edge nearly five minutes in, but Holiday's trey triggered a nine-point flurry for a 17-9 advantage. Jared Stohl's three-pointer brought the visitors within 30-26 with just under 6 1/2 minutes to play, but a 9-2 stretch capped by Terrence Ross' fastbreak slam widened the lead to double figures at 39-28.
Two mid-range jumpers by Thomas in the final 1:08 handed the home-standing Huskies a 46-31 advantage at the half.
The Pilots came out firing in the second half with consecutive treys to pull within nine, but soon found themselves in an 18-point hole, 59-41, after C.J. Wilcox' triple capped a 13-4 burst.
After Bryan-Amaning's slam made the score 68-52, the Pilots made one last charge, rattling off 10 consecutive points with Sikma scoring the final four points for a 68-62 game. Washington again had an answer, this time to the tune of 11 consecutive points capped by Suggs' jumper for a 79-62 margin with just under six minutes to play.
The Huskies were not threatened the rest of the way.
"I have really been impressed with not only Washington's athleticism, but with their fundamental defense," Portland head coach Eric Reveno said. "They just get after you and play so hard that with so many athletic guys it just tires you out after time."
Washington made 53.4 percent of its shots, including an impressive 13-of-23 effort from beyond the arc...Portland converted on 44.3 percent of its attempts and made 8-of-25 from long distance...Stohl and Tim Douglas chipped in with 12 points apiece for the Pilots...Washington holds a 13-2 edge in the all-time series.
- PORTLAND: 72
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- PORTLAND: 31
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- PORTLAND: 0
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