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Blazers get some revenge for 4OT loss to Suns

Revenge wasn't a motive for Gary Trent when the Portland Trail Blazers made their first trip of the season to Phoenix. He only got to watch from the sideline when the Suns beat Portland 140-139 in four overtimes on Nov. 14.

"I try to step up every night," Trent said Thursday night after matching his career high with 27 points, including two free throws that interrupted a Suns rally in the final minute of a 115-110 win.Trent spent the first six games of the season on the injured list and was activated the day of the previous game between the two teams, which took 33/4 hours. Coach Mike Dunleavy held out only two players - rookie Alvin Williams and Trent. Williams got his 10th start this game, replacing suspended Isaiah Rider in the backcourt, and had a season-high 19 points.

Trent had 11 points in the fourth quarter, ending a 7-0 run that got Phoenix within two points when he made a pair of free throws with 43 seconds left. Ten seconds later, Rasheed Wallace made two more free throws, sending Portland to a 110-104 lead.

Wallace finished with 18 points and Arvydas Sabonis added 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Blazers, who were without Rider after he was suspended for leaving the court two nights earlier in a game against the Lakers after exchanging words with Dunleavy.

CAVALIERS 103, RAPTORS 94: Wesley Person scored 28 points and Shawn Kemp had 27, including six key free throws in the last three minutes, as Cleveland won at Toronto.

Rookie Zydrunas Ilgauskas added 24 points and 14 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who ended a three-game losing streak. Ilgauskas had 16 points and eight rebounds in the first quarter.

ROCKETS 112, GRIZZLIES 103: Matt Maloney scored a season-high 24 points as Houston handed Vancouver its seventh straight loss. Clyde Drexler added 25, including 17 in the second half, as the visiting Rockets won consecutive games for the first time in almost two months and got back to .500 (24-24) for the first time since they were 18-18 on Jan. 19.

KINGS 87, NUGGETS 84: At Sacramento, Mitch Richmond made eight straight free throws in the final 1:38 and finished with 27 points. Denver's Anthony Goldwire missed a desperation 3-pointer with two seconds left, and Richmond secured the rebound to end the game.