Brandon Roy scored 22 points to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 113-93 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night in the final preseason game for both teams.
LaMarcus Aldridge, whose 5-year contract extension was announced earlier in the day, and Travis Outlaw both added 17 points for the Trail Blazers (4-4).
Steve Nash paced Phoenix (4-4) with 14 points and seven assists while Amare Stoudemire and reserve Jared Dudley both added 13 points.
Nash, who grew up in Victoria, drew the loudest cheers from the crowd of 19,700, many of whom wore Suns jerseys. He tossed an autographed shoe into the crowd when the game was out of reach in the fourth quarter.
Fans remembering the Vancouver Grizzlies, who left in 2001 for Memphis, waved signs saying "David Stern, give us back the NBA," and "Vancouver wants the NBA." Several members of the NHL's Vancouver Canucks had courtside seats.
Portland led 36-25 after the first quarter when Roy scored 17 points, including three 3-pointers. Phoenix closed the gap to 59-55 at halftime after Grant Hill led them on an 8-0 run to start the second quarter and reserve Leandro Barbosa later contributed nine points.
Portland started the third quarter on an 19-6 run to take control.
NOTES: Nash spent much of his time on the sideline laying down or with an ice pack on his lower back. ... Portland waived F Ime Udoka, a 5-year veteran, and C Jarron Collins, an 8-year vet. ... The Suns open the regular season Wednesday at the Los Angeles Clippers while Portland is at Houston on Tuesday.