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Al Jefferson
Trail Blazers rally past struggling Hornets, 105-97

The Portland Trail Blazers overcame an 11-point halftime deficit to power through the Charlotte Hornets Wednesday 105-97 at Time Warner Cable Arena. This was the Hornets' seventh consecutive loss and ninth in the past 10 games. They dropped to 4-12 on the season. The Blazers improved to 12-3. The Hornets got 21 points and 14 rebounds from center Al Jefferson. Backup point guard Brian Roberts scored a career-high 24 points off 10-of-17 shooting. The Blazers got 28 points from shooting guard Wesley Matthews. Point guard Damian Lillard finished with 22 points and seven assists, while forward LaMarcus Aldridge totaled nine points and 14 rebounds. For the second straight game Hornets...