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Blazers extend run to 9 behind Matthews

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Wesley Matthews said he had a funny feeling on the way to the arena that his shooting slump might be coming to end.

Call it a shooter's instinct.

Matthews scored a season-high 28 points, and the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Charlotte Hornets 105-97 on Wednesday night for their ninth consecutive victory. The fifth-year NBA veteran was 10 of 15 from the field and 6 of 9 from 3-point range as Portland (12-3) improved to 7-0 against Eastern Conference teams.

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Assists per game
Rank Name APG
1 Rajon Rondo, Bos10.7
2 Chris Paul, LAC9.9
3 Ty Lawson, Den9.8
4 John Wall, Was9.4
5 Reggie Jackson, OKC7.8
6 Stephen Curry, GS7.7
7 LeBron James, Cle7.2
8 Darren Collison, Sac7.0
9 James Harden, Hou6.6
10 Jeff Teague, Atl6.6
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Steals Per Game
Rank Name SPG
1 John Wall, Was2.54
2 Stephen Curry, GS2.23
3 Corey Brewer, Min2.08
3 Paul Millsap, Atl2.08
5 Anthony Davis, NO2.08
5 Chris Paul, LAC2.08
7 Tony Wroten, Phi1.93
8 Tony Allen, Mem1.92
8 Kawhi Leonard, SA1.92
10 Trevor Ariza, Hou1.86
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