Lillard Scores 39 To Rally Blazers Past Lakers 98-94

Damian Lillard scored 39 points and made the go-ahead basket with 36 seconds remaining as the Portland Trail Blazers rallied from a 10-point deficit in the second half to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 98-94 Monday night. Lillard hit four 3-pointers, and scored 16 points during the fourth quarter to lead the Blazers. He has scored at least 39 points in three of his past nine games. LaMarcus Aldridge added 21 points, and reserve center Meyers Leonard had 12 points and 12 rebounds for Portland. Jordan Hill led Los Angeles with 23 points and 14 rebounds. Five Lakers scored in double figures, including Jeremy Lin with 14 points. Kobe Bryant, the Lakers' leading scorer at 23.6 points per game, stayed home for a scheduled day of rest. It was the fourth game Bryant has skipped after sustaining two leg injuries the past two seasons. PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – January 6, 2015

'Sound Wave' Auditions Coming

soundwavebandDo you know how to play a Tuba? If you are musically inclined and a fan of the growing popularity of the Seattle Sounders FC there could very well be a position available for you in their marching band known as the Sound Wave. The team announced that auditions for the group will be held next month, on Friday, February 13 and Saturday, February 14. Applicants must be at least 21 years old to participate

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Mariners Acquire Seth Smith

sethsmithRHP Brandon Maurer sent to San Diego in trade. Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencik announced Tuesday,the club has acquired outfielder Seth Smith from the San Diego Padres in exchange for relief pitcher Brandon Maurer. Smith, 32, hit .266 (118x443) with 55 runs, 31 doubles, 5 triples, 12 home runs, 48 RBI,

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Blazers Down The Raptors 102-97 In OT

basketball genericDamian Lillard had 26 points and nine assists and the Portland Trail Blazers rallied to beat the Toronto Raptors 102-97 in overtime on Tuesday night. LaMarcus Aldridge, who returned after missing three of the last four games because of an upper respiratory illness, had 23 points and 13 rebounds for the Blazers, who won their fourth straight. The Blazers rallied in the fourth quarter after trailing by 13 points, but Amir Johnson's short jumper for the Raptors tied the game 87-87 and sent it to overtime.

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Umipig Scores 33, Lifts Seattle Past UC Davis 76-67

Isiah Umipig hit seven 3-pointers and finished with a season-high 33 points to help Seattle beat UC Davis 76-67 on Tuesday night. Umipig was 11 of 21 from the field, including 7 of 15 from beyond the arc, and also dished out six assists. Jarell Flora scored 15 points and made 4 of 6 from long range, and William Powell added 13 points for Seattle (7-6). UC Davis led 18-16 with 11:50 left in the first half before Umipig drained four treys and made a free throw, sparking an 18-4 run to help Seattle build a 39-30 halftime lead. Flora's 3-pointer and a pair of Umipig free throws stretched the Redhawks' lead to 63-45 with 10:19 remaining. Avery Johnson's 3-pointer pulled UC Davis within 73-65 with 1:17 to go. Josh Ritchart scored 21 points and Corey Hawkins chipped in 14 to lead the Aggies (9-3). SEATTLE (AP) – December 31, 2014