PORTLAND, Ore., March 30 (UPI) -- Emeka Okafor's 21 points and five rebounds Saturday helped the Charlotte Bobcats rally to beat Portland 93-85.
Charlotte trailed 30-24 after the first period and 49-48 at the half. A 23-14 fourth period clinched Charlotte's season sweep of the Trail Blazers.
Jason Richardson scored 20 with five rebounds and five assists. Raymond Felton had 18 points and nine assists while Matt Carroll added nine points and seven rebounds for the Bobcats, who have won three in a row to maintain their slim Eastern Conference playoff hopes.
Portland was led by Travis Outlaw's 26 points and four rebounds. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 21 with 13 rebounds, while both Steve Blake and Jarrett Jack scored 11 for the Blazers, who lost their second straight despite a 57-32 rebounding advantage.