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Blazers steal one and then Some from Wizards

by Joe Becker

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Posted on January 25, 2009 at 12:30 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:34 PM

By Joe Becker

Normally, when you say a team stole one, it means they won when they probably should have lost. That didn't happen to the Blazers. They won...and in the process had 21 steals, including a franchise record-tying 10 by Guard Brandon Roy.

Roy's numbers were pretty impressive, 22 pts, 5 rebs, 7 assts and 10 steals. Earlier this season Brandon scored 52 points in a win over the Suns. After beating the Wizards 100-87, Roy was asked if he would rather have 52 points or 10 steals.

"I like those 10 steals," said Roy. "I never had more than 4 or 5, so this is a big night for me." Then he was asked...maybe 52 and 10? Roy responded, "Yeah, 52 and 10 would be good with 10 assists and 10 rebounds. Is that being greedy? Ok, I'll take 10 steals."

He will also happily take the win. The Blazers now 26-17 on the season.