Star for Blazers yesterday was... Will Barton
Portland guard Will Barton had the finest performance of his young career on Sunday night against Dallas. He led the Trail Blazers with 22 points and hauled in 13 rebounds -- both career highs -- while playing 32 minutes off the bench. Barton was an efficient 7 of 11 from the floor, missing both of his attempts from downtown, and made 8 of 9 free throws. He also chipped in with six assists and three steals in the 96-91 win. "Everyone on the team says I've got a special talent," said Barton, who was a second-round pick by the Blazers out of Memphis. "You've just got to wait your turn sometimes."