Portland Trail Blazers defeat Milwaukee Bucks, 120-108

Portland, Ore. — It was another slow start and another loss for the Milwaukee Bucks, who were defeated by the Portland Trail Blazers, 120-108, Wednesday night at the Rose Garden.

The Bucks, who led only briefly in the opening minutes, have lost the first three games of their six-game Western trip. Portland led by as many as 33 in the third quarter.

Guard Brandon Roy led Portland with 22 points, while forward Ersan Ilyasova scored 24 points and rookie guard Jodie Meek...

PLAYER OF THE GAME: Guard Brandon Roy scored 12 points in the first quarter as Portland jumped on the Bucks early. He had 22 points after three quarters as Portland held a 26-point lead.

PLAY OF THE GAME: An indication of how soft the Bucks' defense was occurred at the end of the first quarter. Milwaukee's Luke Ridnour sank a jumper with 4.9 seconds left, but Portland then ran the ball down the floor without any resistance and Steve Blake hit an open 23-foot jumper at...