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Blazers win and wave goodbye to the Rose Garden
posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at 10:31 PM

Sorry for the abrupt disruption in blogging. The wireless connection in the Rose Garden went the way of the dodo tonight. I hope you found one of the many other live blogs of tonight's game if you were relying on my updates. Again, my apologies.

After a shaky start, the home side turned it on and ended up pulling away in a 113-91 victory in front of a sellout crowd. Seven Blazers scored in double figures, which I believe is a first this season. My main man James Jones caught fire from beyond the arc, going 6-for-7 with the one miss being a desperation attempt at the shot clock buzzer that he wouldn't have otherwise taken.

LaMarcus Aldridge fouled out, Sergio Rodriguez threw two consecutive alley-oops to Travis Outlaw, Josh McRoberts and Von Wafer got some playing time, and the Rose Garden crowd gave standing ovations to anyone who left the game in the last three minutes. Not a bad way to end the home schedule.

So that's that. It's been a heck of a good time watching this team come together. They'll travel to Phoenix tonight to finish off the season against the Suns tomorrow. Nate McMillan's squad is guaranteed no worse than a .500 record this season, which I think just about anyone would have taken at the start of the campaign. After the last few seasons, it's nice to actually surpass expectations.

Let's do it again next season.


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Raef save the day (or at least the play)
posted: at 7:38 PM

Brandon Roy gets fouled in the act of shooting, and he'll get two free throws. Hits the first, clanks the second, but Raef is there to get the putback for the unconventional three point play. That's LaFrentz style.

The quarter ends with James Jones hitting a three from the baseline. That was needed in the worst way. That's buckets J-Hoops.

End of the first quarter. Grizz still lead 27-24.


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And that's another dunk for Gay
posted: at 7:33 PM

Rudy Gay gets behind the defense, corrals an outlet pass and throws it down with two hands with his back to the basket. This game, this is not my kind of game.

Grizzlies 22, Blazers 18. Memphis has 4 offensive boards and 6 second-chance points. The Blazers have 6 fouls to 1 for the Grizz. Where's the home cooking?


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L.A. fading away
posted: at 7:25 PM

Blazers struggling a bit here in the first quarter. Not too many easy shots (in fact, no easy shots). LaMarcus Aldridge, keeping up with the difficult shot theme, hits a turning away from the basket fadeaway for two.

L.A. does get an easy bucket on a fastbreak dunk. Rudy Gay had a two handed jam the play before that.

And keeping up with the many fouls theme, LaMarcus picks up his second with 4:30 to go in the first quarter. That brings Raef LaFrentz off the bench. He picks up his first foul after being in the game for about 30 seconds.

With 3:30 to play in the first quarter, it's Grizz 18, Blazers 14.


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Frye's fast start stopped by fouls
posted: at 7:18 PM

Channing Frye has all of the Blazers four points, but he's also picked up two of the team's three fouls. That's going to send Channing to the bench for the remainder of the first quarter and probably most of the first half. Travis Outlaw takes Channing's place, shifting LaMarcus to the center.

The Grizz are drawing fouls just about every offensive possession. The Blazers' bench is relatively light with Joel Przybilla and Martell Webster unavailable. Translation: Von Wafer and Josh McRoberts might get a little run in the last home game of the season.

With lucky 7:11 to play in the first quarter, it's Grizzlies 9, Blazers 6.


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Welcome to Fan Appreciation Night
posted: at 7:13 PM

This is it. Home game No. 41 out of 41. The Grizzlies are in town, which means a steady dose of Rudy Gay. He's good.

Juan Carlos Navarro, countryman and sometimes teammate of Sergio Rodriguez, gets on the board first with a runner in the key. The Grizz start a small back court consisting of Navarro and Mike Conley Jr. Rudy Gay is a hybrid sg/sf, so that helps.

Blazers have missed their first three shots. One from Blake, one from Jack and one from Aldridge. Navarro still has the only bucket with 10 minutes left to play in the quarter.


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Go Blazers! What a season it has been! It will be amazing to see the talent of the Blazers come together next season. Woohoo!!!

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Game OVER
posted: Saturday, April 12, 2008 at 9:22 PM

The Trail Blazers have defeated the Mavericks 108-105 in a hard fought game. The Trail Blazers are now 40-40 on the season.

Brandon Roy scored 23 points. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 22. Jarrett Jack had 19 points and 10 assists, while Channing Frye added 15 points and 10 rebounds.


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Up by three!
posted: at 9:16 PM

With 28.5 seconds remaining, Travis Outlaw hit a baseline jumper to give the Trail Blazers a 106-103 lead!


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Up by three!
posted: at 9:16 PM

With 28.5 seconds remaining, Travis Outlaw hit a baseline jumper to give the Trail Blazers a 106-103 lead!


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B-Roy to LA!
posted: at 9:14 PM

Brandon drove baseline and found LaMarcus for the layup AND the foul... LA made the free throw and the Trail Blazers lead 104-101 with 49.4 seconds to play.


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One minute left, tie game...
posted: at 9:13 PM

Dirk Nowitzki has the last two baskets and has tied the game at 101-101. There are 58 seconds remaining - can the Trail Blazers pull this one out???


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Two-point game...
posted: at 9:11 PM

The Mavs have scored four straight and the Trail Blazers now lead 101-99 with just over a minute to play...


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Crunch time...
posted: at 9:04 PM

With 2:56 remaining, the Trail Blazers lead 101-95. Let's see if the Blazers can clinch a 40 win season!


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Coming down to the wire
posted: at 8:58 PM

The Trail Blazers lead 99-93 with 4:12 remaining. This game will be coming down to the final moments.

Brandon Roy has 23 points. Channing Frye has 15 points and nine rebounds. Jarrett Jack has 17 points and nine assists.

Dirk Nowitzki leads the Mavs with 20 points. Tyronn Lue has come on strong with nine second half points.


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Blazers extending their lead
posted: at 8:51 PM

The Trail Blazers now lead 95-84 after two Jarrett Jack free throws. With just over seven minutes left, the Trail Blazers will need to stay composed in crunch time to keep their lead.


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Big-shot Brandon
posted: at 8:45 PM

B-Roy just buried a three to give the Trail Blazers a 91-82 lead. Roy now has 21 points to lead all scorers.


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Trail Blazers starters on fire
posted: at 8:37 PM

At the end of the third quarter the Trail Blazers lead the Mavericks 87-80. All five Portland starters have over 13 points.

Channing Frye, Brandon Roy, LaMarcus Aldridge, Steve Blake and Jarrett Jack have combined for 78 points on 35-of-53 shooting.


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Blazers get a cushion
posted: at 8:32 PM

After the Mavericks pulled within three, the Trail Blazers scored four straight point and now lead 77-70. Jarrett Jack, Brandon Roy and LaMarcus Aldridge each have 15 points. Steve Blake has 14.


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Mavs coming back
posted: at 8:32 PM

The Mavericks have cut the Trail Blazers lead from 14 to six in the first few minutes of the third quarter. The score is now 72-66 with 7:09 remaining in the third.


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End of the half
posted: at 8:01 PM

It's the end of the first half and the Trail Blazers are leading the Mavericks 64-50. The Trail Blazers are shooting an impressive 64% from the field and have turned the ball over just 3 times. The Mavericks have been held to just 42% shooting.

Brandon Roy has 15 points and four assists. LaMarcus Aldridge has 13 points and four rebounds. Jarrett Jack has nine points and six assists. Steve Blake has 10 points and six assists. Channing Frye, in foul trouble since the first quarter, has eight points and four rebounds.

The Mavericks are led by 11 points from Dirk Nowitzki.

Let's see if the Trail Blazers can maintain their play in the second half and get one step closer to a winning season.


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B-Roy jammin'
posted: at 7:59 PM

Brandon Roy has 13 points and the Trail Blazers lead 58-43 with 1:27 remaining in the first half. Roy's dunk got the Rose Garden crowd on its feet and the Trail Blazers will try to maintain this pace through halftime.


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Blazers keeping pace
posted: at 7:48 PM

The Trail Blazers aren't slowing down. Portland leads 54-41 with 2:35 remaining in the first half after a Travis Outlaw three-pointer.


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B-Roy down the lane
posted: at 7:43 PM

Brandon got Juwan Howard guarding him after a switch and took advantage of Howard's 31 year old knees. Roy shook him with a crossover and hesitation and cruised in for a layup.


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Blazers still up 10
posted: at 7:34 PM

The second quarter has been slow, but the Trail Blazers have maintained their lead and are currently up 39-29.


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Trail Blazers still rolling after one
posted: at 7:27 PM

The Trail Blazers are dominating the Mavericks and lead 37-21 after the first quarter.

The Trail Blazers have made 4-of-4 from three-point range and have 14 assists on 16 made shots.

LaMarcus Aldridge leasd the Trail Blazers with 11 points. Channing Frye has eight points, Brandon Roy has seven, Steve Blake has six, and Jarrett Jack has five.


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LA gets nasty
posted: at 7:25 PM

LaMarcus just skied over the Mavericks for a thunderous slam. He was fouled and hit hit free throw, giving the Trail Blazers a 28-16 lead.


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Blazers on fire!
posted: at 7:22 PM

Steve Blake hit a three and the Trail Blazers now lead 25-14!


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Little men, big shots
posted: at 7:19 PM

Jarrett Jack and Steve Blake each hit a three and the Trail Blazers now lead 20-14 with 5:24 remaining in the first quarter.


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Channing for the lead
posted: at 7:13 PM

The Trail Blazers are rolling and have taken at 14-10 lead behind eight points from Channing Frye. The Mavs have taken a timeout to regroup and break the momentum of the Trail Blazers.


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Good start for B-Roy
posted: at 7:09 PM

Brandon came out and hit his first shot, so look for him to score in bunches tonight.


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Starting lineups
posted: at 6:57 PM

For the visiting Mavericks: Eddie Jones (SF), Dirk Nowitzki (PF), Erick Dampier (C), Jason Terry (SG), Jason Kidd (PG).

For the Trail Blazers: Brandon Roy (SF), LaMarcus Aldridge (PF), Channing Frye (C), Jarrett Jack (SG), Steve Blake (PG).

It's game-time here on the Trail Blazers Game-Time Blog, so don't go away!


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Mavs in town to take on Trail Blazers
posted: at 6:40 PM

It's Saturday night and the Dallas Mavericks are in Portland to face your Portland Trail Blazers.

The Mavericks are trying to get hot for the playoffs while the Trail Blazers need to win two of their final three games to clinch a .500 record for the season.

The Trail Blazers are struggling with injuries as the season winds down, and will be without Martell Webster and Joel Przybilla.

Brandon Roy, LaMarcus Aldridge and the rest of the Trail Blazers will need to contend with Dallas' MVP Dirk Nowitzki and All-Stars Josh Howard and Jason Kidd.

Ten minutes to game time... get ready!


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The streak is over, long live the streak
posted: Tuesday, April 08, 2008 at 9:36 PM

If only we could play the Lakers for every home game. Whatever it is, we've got the juice when it comes to taking down the L.A. in the Rose Garden.

Final score: Blazers 112, Lakers 103. Channing Frye, Brandon Roy, LaMarcus Aldridge and just about everyone who got meaningful minutes played great in this one. The Blazers are back to .500.


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Trust in Roy
posted: at 9:31 PM

Kobe gets a seemingly uncontested layup. You can tell know one wanted to give the refs a reason to send Bryant to the line.

Roy gets it back with a driving two and a foul. That's a bigtime take. Brandon giving Kobe a bit of his own medicine.

Lakers throw up a brick, but Gasol gets the rebound. He goes back up with it, and it looks like LaMarcus gets a clean block, but it's called a foul. That's free throws. makes both.

Blazers break the halfcourt trap, and the Lakers, for some strange reason, don't foul right away. Precious seconds run off the clock before Kobe fouls Jarrett, sending him to the line. Jack makes both. With 20 seconds to go, it's Blazers 109, Lakers 103. It's looking good, but it ain't over.


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Blogger TW said...

The blazers have a bright future
Im a lakers fan and everytime i watch the lakers play portland its a good game. Every time i watch L.A play in portland the announcers are taking verbal shots at la saying its a good thing la doesnt have to play portland in the playoffs. They also keep bringing up the 6 game winning streak at rose. If L.A was to play portland in the playoffs with a healthy bynum L.A would punish them. if my memory serves me right then you remember what happen in the 2000 western finals when L.A knocked out portland in game 7 after coming back from a huge deficit. Portland treats the game vs la as the championship game but its too bad la will actually get there not portland. Anyway i feel the announcer for portland are extremely disrespectful towards L.A. If anyone else feels this way let me know.

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Blogger The X-man said...

Let's think about this for a second, the announcers are PAID BY THE BLAZERS, and you expect them to treat the Lakers like the second coming? Not to mention they gave props to the Lakers when they needed to, but c'mon, they're not going to out-praise their bosses now...

Don't like the heat, stay out of the kitchen, or at least find a Lakers-friendly broadcast to watch, and quit complaining.

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Trouble on the inbounds
posted: at 9:27 PM

The Blazers use two timeouts, and they still manage to turnover the inbounds play. The Lakers are going to apply pressure for the rest of the game. The Blazers need to be ready.

Blazers get nothing on the offensive end. Vujacic gets a good look at a three, and it's off, but Frye pushes Gasol in the back on the rebound, and he'll shoot free throws. Misses the first, makes the second. 102-96 Blazers. It's getting scary.

Blake misses a three, and the Lakers rebound. Vlad takes another three, which is probably unnecessary, and he misses. Blazers get the board, and Outlaw gets the layup.

Vlad doesn't miss twice when he's that open. Three is good. 104-99 Blazers.


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Don't look now, but ...
posted: at 9:21 PM

Kobe finds Vlad in the corner for three, and that brings the Lakers to within 9. Blake has to take a tough shot at the shot clock buzzer, and it's no good.

Farmar for three to cut the lead even farther, but it's off the rim. That would have been bad news.

Blazers call timeout with 2:54 left to go. Some people have started to file out, which is madness. You made it this long, just stick it out for the next 10 minutes.


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'Beat L.A. Beat L.A.'
posted: at 9:15 PM

Kobe draws just about every Trail Blazer on the court, and though I'm sure he thought twice about it, he passes to a wide-open Lamar Oden for the jam.

Roy gets the two back, getting the bounce on a runner while being fouled by Kobe. Brandon misses the free throw, which is bad, but they are shooting 82 percent from the charity stripe on the night.

Another great play. Channing almost loses the handle at the top of the key, but he manages to get the grip, find a wide open Blake in the corner for three, and it's good.

Kobe looks to go one-one-one against Travis Outlaw, but T-O picks his pocket. That's so sweet.

Farmar gets in the lane, and floats a pass to Gasol for the two. That's a smart move.

Brandon Roy's jumper at for two is smarter though, or at least just as smart. He's got 20 points, 12 assists and two rebounds. He's officially back.

Blazers 102, Lakers 89 with 4 minutes to play. The pressure must continue.


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You can't stop Channing, you can only hope to contain him
posted: at 9:09 PM

Kobe is in one-on-one mode. Don't expect him to pass much for the remainder of the game. He takes a off-balance shot and looked to the refs to bail him out. They don't, this time.

Next possession, Kobe gets and And1. He's got 32 on the night. He might end the game with 80 the way he's playing.

Channing for a deep two, count it. That's 22 for Channing tonight. No way you can't like that guy.

Oden is manning the red ball machine tonight. That's hard work.

With 7 minutes to play, it's Blazers 95, Lakers 85. A 10 point lead isn't close to large enough with Kobe on the floor.


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Turnovers and tough calls
posted: at 9:01 PM

Both teams start the quarter with turnovers, which is the ninth turnover for both squads. How about that.

LaMarcus is left open just inside the three-point line. You know he's got range, and he proves it with the first bucket of the quarter. Aldridge has 19 points to go along with 14 rebounds. That's a great line, especially with Joel out.

Kobe, as he often does, draws a foul on the drive. That's free throws.

Outlaw gets called for an offensive foul against Kobe. That's a soft call to say the least. Only superstars get pampered like that.

Roy checks in to guard Kobe. KB24 pump fakes, gets Roy in the air, and jumps into him for free throws. Roy should know better than that. He uses the same move all the time.

Blazers 91, Lakers 80 with 9 minutes to play.


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Roy making 'em pay
posted: at 8:55 PM

Roy steps up to the line, hits two free throws, then goes subs out and heads to the locker room. He might need some treatment on his hip after that shot.

Jarrett Jack drives and it looks like he's cut off in the lane. He manages to squeeze a bounce pass to Aldridge, who throws in the baby hook. Nice play.

Kobe drives, get the bucket and the foul. But he misses the free throw and that's the end of the quarter.

With 12 minutes to play, the Blazers lead 89-73. This game is going to end closer than that, I can feel it.


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A whole lot of shoving going on
posted: at 8:49 PM

Channing Frye is playing out of his mind. Without hesitation, he cans a long two from the baseline and that's 20 points to go along with 10 rebounds for Frye. He's responded well to his starting role.

Under two minutes in the quarter. Roy running the point, takes a two that bounces around the rim and off. Aldridge gets the offensive rebound, the dunk, and the foul. That couldn't have turned out better.

Roy drives with 30 seconds left, and Lamar Odom hammers him with no intent of playing the ball. He's hit with a flagrant, and a scuffle ensues as Roy writhes in pain on the court. Travis Outlaw gets a technical for getting in someone's face, and Odom gets a tech as well to go along with his flagrant. An ugly scene for sure. There's something about the Blazers that Lamar just don't like.


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You don't want to see Kobe angry
posted: at 8:44 PM

No one stops a rally like Kobe. He elevates and hits the foul line extended jumper for two. Next play he hits a three. No one turns it on like Kobe. That's why he's the frontrunner for MVP.

Oh snap! Farmar drives and puts up a weak shot near the basket that LaMarcus spikes into the 10th row. Outlaw fouls on the inbounds play, sending Kobe to the line. He'll make both of these, and he does. The "Kobe Sucks" chant rises from the crowd, and though I like hazing just as much as the next fan, it's only going to fuel Bryant.

And just like that, Kobe gets a steal and a fastbreak jam. He's too good to piss off.

Blazers 77, Lakers 70. Portland needs to keep the pressure on.


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Blake for three? Believe it
posted: at 8:40 PM

Gasol gets position in the low post and looks like he's got an easy two. Frye contests the shot, forcing Pau off just enough to cause the miss. Pau says he got hit on the head, and he might have a case.

On the other end, Roy dishes to Jones, who pump fakes, then passes to Channing, back to Roy, to Blake for the three... swish. Phil Jackson wants a timeout, and the Rose Garden crowd is eating it up with a shovel.

Blazers 77, Lakers 61. Now is the time to really put the proverbial boot down.


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Frye for three? Believe it
posted: at 8:32 PM

Channing was telling me the other day at practice that he's becoming more comfortable with his three-point shot. The truth hurts the Lakers, and Channing's three is the truth.

Speaking of being comfortable with the three, James Jones spots up and hits his third three of the night. He's starting to get that feeling again.

More Channing. This time he gets three the old fashioned way, drawing a foul on a layup. Hits the free throw, and that's 17 points for the Frye guy.

With 5:45 to play in the quarter, the score is Portland 72, L.A. 61.


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It's raining (Laker) three's
posted: at 8:28 PM

L.A. (the city, not the Blazer) closes the lead to seven right out of the gate thanks to three-pointers by Radmanovic and Derek Fisher. The Blazers have been pretty bad in the third quarter this season, so we'll keep our fingers crossed that they can weather this storm.

An offensive foul is called on Vlad, which he doesn't take well. Kobe has to pull him away from the ref, and it looks like the situation is calmed. But Phil Jackson takes up the complaining for Vlad, and he ends up getting hit with a technical. Nothing Zen about that. James Jones makes the free throw.

Fast and furious here in the third with the score Blazers 63, Lakers 54.


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That Roy can finish
posted: at 8:10 PM

Brandon holds the ball near halfcourt. With 15 seconds to go, Roy makes his move for the basket, dunking and weaving his way to a nice layup with 10 seconds to go.

Kobe brings it down court, drives and kicks to a streaking Lamar Odom. Looks like he's got a thunderous dunk coming, but Aldridge or Frye (not sure who) strips him on the way up, and that ends the quarter.

Blazers 58, Lakers 47 at the half. This is the best the Blazers have looked in a month. But can they keep it going?


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He'll get hot eventually
posted: at 8:04 PM

Roy and Aldridge throw the double-team at Kobe. He forces another fadeaway, and again it's no good. Kobe only has eight tonight, but he's bound to shake out of that funk.

And just like that, Kobe drains a three. There's no way you slow him down for a whole game. It's not possible.

One way would be to get him in foul trouble, and he picks up his second while trying to guard Brandon Roy on the drive. Roy makes both, and the Blazers are up 54-45.

Fisher fouls Jack for his third foul. That would be great, expect it brings in Farmar, who's almost just as good. Jack gets free throws with 42 seconds left in the quarter. Good and good.

Cries for "Defense" emanate from the crowd, but I guess the Blazers didn't hear it, as Gasol gets an easy bucket in the post.

20 second timeout with 25 seconds to play in the half. Blazers 56, Lakers 47. It would be nice if the Red and Black could tack on two more before the half.


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No calls, no problem
posted: at 7:56 PM

Roy ties to take Kobe down to the block, but KB24 scratches and claws all the way to the hoop, and Roy ends up finishing short. On the ensuing possession, Kobe misses a baseline fadeaway, but no one blocks out Gasol, who gets the putback. 43-40 Blazers.

Kobe tries the same play, and he misses it again, but this time Gasol is called for an over the back.

Frye puts the ball on the court and is hacked hard by both Ronny Turiaf and Kobe, but the refs stay silent. Roy gets up corralling the loose ball, gets it to Jarrett, who drives for two. The Blazers are playing great team basketball right now.

3:14 to go in the quarter. Blazers extend their lead to 47-40.


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James Jones on the inside
posted: at 7:53 PM

Jones, who rarely gets points in the paint, cuts hard to the hoop and is rewarded with a perfectly placed bounce pass from Brandon Roy for an easy layin. JHoops has seven points and two rebounds tonight.

Roy has 10 points, two assists. Jack has seven points. Kobe has eight and Vlad has 10.

With 5:57 to play in the quarter, it's Portland 41, L.A. 38.


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Make if Raef
posted: at 7:46 PM

Raef LaFrentz digs out his second offensive rebound of the night. He's going to get extended minutes with Joel out for the season, and he's looking up to the task so far.

The Lakers turn it over on a pass to no one, but the Blazers are unable to capitalize on the other end. When you're having a tough time winning games late in the season, you've got to make the other team pay for mistakes.

Jarrett Jack has Sasha Vujacic all over him, but he still manages to hit a three over him. Blazers are shooting 43 percent from three.

Blazers get the steal, but Jack gets stripped by Farmar before he has a chance to turn up the floor. Raef gets called for a blocking foul, which is looked a bit suspect to me.

6:40 to play in the second quarter with the score Blazers 39, Lakers 38.


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James Jones finally gets three
posted: at 7:39 PM

Jordan Farmar finishes with athleticism at the rim for two. I wasn't much of a Farmar believer when he came out of UCLA, but he's proved me wrong. First time for everything.

I guess the last three I attributed to James Jones was a two, but he just hit a real three, his first in the past three games. He's looking good so far tonight with five points.

Timeout on the floor with the Blazers leading 32-30. We've seen this nice starts a couple times during the current losing streak. Hopefully this one ends differently.


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Kobe being Kobe
posted: at 7:32 PM

Travis Outlaw, who doesn't handle the ball all that often, dribbles around Kobe (who proceeded to flop on the ground once he was beat), passes to Channing, who finds an open Roy for the three ... money!

Kobe gets that look in his eye like he's ready to score no matter what. He dribbles down court, posts up Brandon, and flips in the hook for two. That's Kobe.

Jack gets into the lane as he often does, throws up the floater and gets it to drop. Blazers shooting 63 percent from the field.

Vlad Radman gets another three over Jarrett Jack. His outside shooting adds a dangerous element to the Laker squad.

Roy goes one-on-one with Kobe for the last shot, but it fall short as time expires. End of the first with the score Blazers 28, Lakers 24. Blazers have had a heck of a time scoring over the last five games, but they put it together in that quarter.


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Double fouls are double lame
posted: at 7:25 PM

Vlad Radman cans a three at the shot clock buzzer to tie the game at 19s. Steve Blake breaks the deadlock with a long two. Blake with seven already tonight.

Brandon Roy and LaMarcus Aldridge have been quit on offense so far, but the other guys are getting it done. Everyone needs some help from time to time.

Steve Blake and Derek Fisher get tangled up, leading to a double-foul call. What's the point? Just let 'em play.

Jarrett Jack and Travis Outlaw check in. Nate's going to the bench early.

Timeout on the floor with the score Blazers 23, Lakers 19. 2:39 to go in the first quarter.


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Frye starting out hot
posted: at 7:16 PM

Channing hits a long jumper for his fifth and sixth points of the game. He's also got two rebounds.

Derek Fisher is left wide open for a three, but it rims off. Fisher hasn't missed many of those against the Blazers during his career. D-Fish is a notorious Blazer killer.

Frye with the dunk for another deuce. That's eight for Channing in the first quarter. A solid night from Frye would go a long way toward helping the Blazers get a W tonight.

LaMarcus has some blood on his jersey, so he's going to have to go topless for a second in front of the crowd. Aldridge gets some catcalls from the Rose Garden. When you got it, might as well show it off.

James Jones, who's been in a bit of a shooting slump as of late, hits from three. Channing is fouled away from the ball during the play, and he'll get one shot from the free-throw line for his trouble. It's good, and Channing has nine.

With 5:35 to go in first quarter, it's Blazers 19, Lakers 16. So far, so good.


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Kobe one-sixth of the way toward fouling out
posted: at 7:11 PM

Brandon Roy draws a crowd on his way to the hoop, and ends up getting fouled by Kobe Bryant on the attempt. Brandon misses the first, but makes the second, and we're on the board.

Lamar Odom saunters to the rack for an easy two. That looked like a layup drill.

Steve Blake almost does the same thing and finishes with the same result. Easy buckets is what this team sorely needs, especially at the start.

Brandon Roy's pass is stolen, Kobe leading the break, gets it to Gasol, who's hammered by Channing Frye. Playing physical is the best way to get at Pau. He makes both.

With 9:41 to play in the first quarter, it's Blazers 7, Lakers 6


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Pre-game: Lakers vs. Blazers
posted: at 7:01 PM

The two times a season that the Lakers grace the floor of the Rose Garden are usually two of the best games of the year. I hope tonight is no exception, for the sake of the Red and Black and their fans. The Blazers have lost five straight, which would make a win tonight extra sweet.

On the injury front, Martell Webster has been declared healthy, but he'll be unavailable for the at least the next five days due to having a catheter inserted in his leg during his examination. Joel Przybilla's hand is still broken.

We're close to tip, so let's get the starting lineups:

L.A. Lakers

10 Vlad Radmanovic
7 Lamar Odom
16 Pau Gasol
24 Kobe Bryant
2 Derek Fisher

Portland Trail Blazers

33 James Jones
12 LaMarcus Aldridge
44 Channing Frye
7 Brandon Roy
2 Steve Blake


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Portland Unable To Catch-Up, Lose To Spurs 65-72
posted: Sunday, April 06, 2008 at 5:15 PM

San Antonio played a tough defensive game, along with the loss of Joel Pryzbilla, and Portland was unable to close out with a victory. Catch Game Time blog next when the Trail Blazers host the Lakers!


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Slow Final Period for Both Teams, San Antonio Leads 72-63
posted: at 5:13 PM

Portland has scored just 11 points in the final period with a 1 1/2 minutes to go. San Antonio has scored 11 as well, as both teams struggle to finish out strong.


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Six Minutes Left In The Ball Game- Portland Trails By 7
posted: at 4:58 PM

Steve Blake sinks a two, bringing Portland to 59 points, with San Antonio maintaining a 6 point lead with 66 points.
Portland is going to have to make a big offensive push in the final minutes of the ball game if they want to capture the victory.


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End of the 3rd Qtr.- Portland-52, San Antonio- 61
posted: at 4:43 PM

It's been a low scoring affair so far, Portland has just 52 points entering the final quarter. Hopefully Brandon Roy will bring some of the momentum he conjured up in the 3rd into the final period.


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Brandon Roy- Back to Back to Back!
posted: at 4:32 PM

Brandon Roy sinks 3 buckets in a row, and leads the team in scoring with 15 points.

Also, it appears Portland still loves former player Ime Udoka, who gets loud applause when he checks in for the Spurs, but Damon Stoudemire's entrance on the court receieves mixed reactions from the fans, half booing, half cheering the former Trail Blazer.


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LaMarcus Scores Back-to-Back Baskets
posted: at 4:31 PM

After a lackluster start to the 3rd period, LaMarcus Aldridge lifts the Portland team back up again by scoring back to back baskets, cutting San Antonio's lead to 7, 42-49.


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Loss of Pryzbilla Puts a Damper on Portland's Momentum
posted: at 4:28 PM

After cutting the Spurs lead to 5 before the half, some of Portland's momentum seems to have worn off, as they now trail by 11, 38-49, with 8 to go in the 3rd quarter.


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Joel Pryzbilla Breaks Hand- Out For Season
posted: at 4:20 PM

Joel Pryzbilla broke his hand in the second period- and is going to miss the rest of the season. He was attempting to get a rebound when he hit his hand hard against the rim. Raef LaFrentz is currently substituting for him.


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Brandon Roy Is Back!
posted: at 3:58 PM

Portland felt Roy's absence this past week, losing all 4 of the games Roy sat out of before his return tonight. Brandon had a slow start, but now at the end of the 2nd quarter he has added 8 points and 3 assists.

Portland trails the Spurs by just 5, 34-39.


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Coming Back Steadily
posted: at 3:51 PM

With team leaders LaMarcus Aldridge and Brandon Roy putting their first points on the board, the Trail Blazers team are coming back after trailing the entire quarter. Portland has cut the San Antonio lead to 4, 27-31, with 3 to go before the half.


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Half Way Through Second, Blazers Trail by 6
posted: at 3:49 PM

San Antonio maintains the lead over Portland,m 27-21, but the Trail Blazers are coming back. Brandon Roy made his first basket of the day, and hopefully it wil be the beginning of a run for Portland.


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First Quarter Comes To End, San Antonio Leads 17-13
posted: at 3:30 PM

Travis Outlaw leads Portland with 7 points, Tim Duncan leads San Antonio with 8.


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Travis Outlaw Bringing Portland Back!
posted: at 3:23 PM

Travis Outlaw hit a massive 3-pointer after Steve Blake made a 3 point play, and the combined efforts put Portland back within 2 of the Spurs. After Aldridge committed a hard foul on Ginobli, sending him to the line, Travis Outlaw came back on the other end of the court with another bucket. Outlaw now has 5 points in his 3 minutes of play time. Portland trails San Antonio by just 4, 11-15.


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San Antonio Goes on 1st Qtr. Run
posted: at 3:17 PM

San Antonio leads 11-4 with 5 to go in the first period. The Spurs have gone on a 7-0 run in the past 3 minutes. Tim Duncan leads the Spurs with 6 points.


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Joel Off To Quick Start for Portland
posted: at 3:12 PM

At 2 1/2 minutes into the game Portland and San Antonio are tied at 4 apiece, with Joel Pryzbilla picking up both of the Trail Blazers baskets. He also has 2 rebounds.


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James Jones in the starting line-up
posted: at 3:01 PM

James Jones will be starting for the Trail Blazers today, along with Steve Blake, Brandon Roy, LaMarcus Aldridge, and Joel Pryzbilla.

Starting for the Spurs are Tim Duncan, Bruce Bowen, Fabricio Oberto, Michael Finley, and Tony Psrker.


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Minutes Away From Tip-Off Against San Antonio Spurs
posted: at 2:53 PM

Here at the Rose Garden the Trail Blazers are getting ready for tip-off against the Spurs; the game gets underway in 8 minutes! Brandon Roy is expected to play after missing several games with injury. Stay tuned in to Game Time Blog for updates throughout the game!


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A tough loss to a good team
posted: Thursday, April 03, 2008 at 9:51 PM

The Trail Blazers lost to the Rockets tonight 95-86.

In a game full of runs by both teams, Tracy McGrady took over to score 26 of his 35 points in the second half.

LaMarcus Aldridge led the Trail Blazers with 23 points. Jarrett Jack scored 19 points. Travis Outlaw had 14 points and six rebounds, while Channing Frye and Steve Blake each scored 12 points. Joel Przybilla led all players with 15 rebounds.

This loss drops the Trail Blazers to 38-38 on the season. They will need a strong finish if they want to finish above .500 this season.


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McGrady making a comeback difficult
posted: at 9:51 PM

Tracy McGrady is making it very hard for the Trail Blazers to get back in this game. He has nine of Houston's 11 points in the fourth quarter, as they have maintained their 11 point lead over the Trail Blazers. The score is 85-74 with 5:36 remaining.


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Channing at the line again
posted: at 9:44 PM

Channing Frye now has 12 points, six coming in this fourth quarter. The Trail Blazers are down by nine points. They've played well, but Tracy McGrady is on fire with seven points in the quarter.


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Slow start to the quarter
posted: at 9:41 PM

After three minutes of the fourth quarter, the only points are a Jarrett Jack three-pointer. The Rockets lead the Trail Blazers 74-66 with 8:58 remaining in the final period.


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Bad sign...
posted: at 9:40 PM

The Rockets are 17-0 when leading at the end of three quarters on the road this season... let's see if the Trail Blazers can break that trend.


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End of the third quarter
posted: at 9:34 PM

Tracy McGrady's last-second tip in capped an 11-0 run by the Rockets to close the third quarter. The Trail Blazers went on an impressive run to take their first lead since the opening quarter, but the Rockets took over at the end of the quarter. McGrady scored 14 points in the quarter.

LaMarcus Aldridge leads the Trail Blazers with 19 points. Travis Outlaw and Jarrett Jack each have 12 points. Joel Przybilla leads with 13 rebounds.

The Trail Blazers will need another big run to get back in this game. As we know, anything can happen with a shift in momentum, so let's see if LA, TO and the rest of the Trail Blazers can get back in this one.


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Rockets running
posted: at 9:29 PM

The Rockets have scored the last nine points and now lead 72-63. A terrific start to the quarter for the Trail Blazers, but a poor finish.


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T-Mac to the Rockets' rescue
posted: at 9:27 PM

Tracy McGrady has scored the last five points for the Rockets and the game is tied 63-63 with 2:54 remaining in the third quarter.


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What a run
posted: at 9:23 PM

The Trail Blazers have taken the lead by starting the second half with a 16-6 run. Add that to the 9-2 run that capped of the first half and the Trail Blazers are on a 25-8 run since the 2:38 mark of the second quarter.


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Joel v. Dikembe
posted: at 9:18 PM

Joel Przybilla and Dikembe Mutombo have traded shots over the last few minutes. A few minutes after Przybilla was knocked down by a Mutombo elbow, he retaliated and was called for a technical. Minutes later, Przybilla rejected a Mutombo shot, leading to a fast break and a Jarrett Jack layup and foul. Jack's free throw gives the Trail Blazers a 59-58 lead, their first lead since the first quarter.


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LaMarcus drop stepping...
posted: at 9:14 PM

LaMarcus just worked the drop step move to perfection over Carl Landry. He now has 17 points to lead all scorers.


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Good start to the half
posted: at 8:53 PM

Jarrett Jack hit a shot, Travis Outlaw made a three and Steve Blake hit a jumper... the Trail Blazers have started the second half on a 7-0 run. The score is now 52-50 Rockets lead.


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End of the first half
posted: at 8:47 PM

The Rockets took a commanding lead after a 14-4 run, but the Trail Blazers clawed their way back with a 9-2 run of their own to end the half. The score is now 52-43 in favor of the Rockets.

LaMarcus Aldridge leads the Trail Blazers with 15 points. Joel Przybilla has nine rebounds. Travis Outlaw has seven points and two blocked shots.

Dikembe Mutombo leads the Rockets with 10 points and has two blocks. Tracy McGrady, Shane Battier and Luther Head each have nine points. The Rockets have made 7-of-13 from beyond the arc so far.

The Trail Blazers finished the first half with the momentum in their favor, so let's see if it carries over to the third quarter.


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7-0 run!
posted: at 8:45 PM

A LaMarcus jumper capped a 7-0 Trail Blazer run to bring the score to 50-41!


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LA throws one down
posted: at 8:43 PM

Travis and LaMarcus worked the pick-and-roll to perfection and LaMarcus finished with a big two-handed dunk.

Update: A three-pointer by Jarrett Jack brings the score to 50-39.


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Broken open
posted: at 8:41 PM

The Rockets have taken control of this game. The score is now 50-34 with 2:32 remaining in the first half.

LaMarcus Aldridge has 11 points to lead the Trail Blazers.

Dikembe Mutombo leads the Rockets with 10 points and Tracy McGrady and Shane Battier each have nine.


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TO back in to guard T-Mac
posted: at 8:38 PM

As soon as Tracy McGrady stood up off the Rockets bench to check back in the game, Travis Outlaw stood up off the Trail Blazers bench to do the same. Outlaw has done a solid job of defending McGrady so far.


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Cold...
posted: at 8:31 PM

The Trail Blazers are shooting just 34% from the field and have not made a three-pointer yet. They do, however, have 11 second-chance points off of six offensive rebounds.


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Slipping away?
posted: at 8:30 PM

The Trail Blazers need to pick up the pace if they're going to stay in this game. The Rockets now lead by seven after a three by rookie point guard (and U of O alum) Aaron Brooks.

Channing Frye's four points this quarter are the only points by the Trail Blazers in the first four minutes of the second.


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Channing on the board
posted: at 8:20 PM

After the Rockets scored the first five points of the second quarter, Channing hit a deep jumper to bring the score to 28-25.

UPDATE: Two free throws by Channing make the score 30-26.


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What a play!
posted: at 8:10 PM

Off of a missed TO jumper with 1.1 seconds remaining, LaMarcus caught the rebound, made a bank shot, and was fouled! He made the free throw and the first quarter ends with the Trail Blazers down 23-22 to the Rockets.

LaMarcus leads all players with nine points. Steve Blake has four points, four rebounds and three assists.


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Subs pick up the pace
posted: at 8:09 PM

With both teams bringing in reserves, the pace of the game has gotten noticeably faster. The Rockets lead 22-19 with 1:20 remaining in the quarter.


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Huge block by TO
posted: at 8:07 PM

As Tracy McGrady came across the lane for a runner, so came Travis Outlaw for a rejection. Outlaw's block led to a fast break that ended in two Steve Blake free throws, giving the Trail Blazers a 15-14 lead.


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LaMarcus again
posted: at 8:06 PM

After going scoreless for the first half of the quarter, LaMarcus now has back-to-back baskets and has tied the game at 13-13.


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LaMarcus in the lane
posted: at 8:04 PM

LaMarcus took it right over Scola for a basket to bring the score to a 13-11 Rockets lead.


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Martell Webster update
posted: at 8:02 PM

From the Trail Blazers injury report: Martell Webster has flu-like symptoms and dizziness and has been sent to a local hospital for further evaluation. He will not play tonight.

Let's hope Martell is alright and that the Trail Blazers can pull out a victory for their ailing teammate.


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Another bucket for TO
posted: at 7:58 PM

LaMarcus found Travis out on the break for a baseline jumper and the Trail Blazers have cut the Rockets lead to 8-7.

Update: the Trail Blazers are down 10-9 after a Steve Blake basket. Shane Battier has 6 points for the Rockets.


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Good start for TO
posted: at 7:55 PM

Travis has started strong and now has three points after a signature floating jumper. The Trail Blazers are down 8-5 with 8:22 to play in the first.


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Przybilla's paint
posted: at 7:52 PM

Joel out-muscled Mutombo to tip in a LaMarcus miss for the Trail Blazers' first points of the game. Portland trails 6-2.


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Starting lineups
posted: at 7:39 PM

The Trail Blazers will start Travis Outlaw (SF), LaMarcus Aldridge (PF), Joel Przybilla (C), Jarrett Jack (SG) and Steve Blake (PG).

The Rockets will start Shane Battier (SF), Luis Scola (PF), Dikembe Mutombo (C), Tracy McGrady (SG) and Bobby Jackson (PG).

It's almost game time, so get ready for a clash between two teams that are sure to get familiar with each other over the next few years at the top of the Western Conference.


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Roster update
posted: at 7:19 PM

Rockets starting point guard Rafer Alston is inactive for tonight's game. Alston is averaging 13.2 points and 5.4 assists and had been playing strong defense of late. Let's see if the Trail Blazers can take advantage of his absence.


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Rockets in town
posted: at 7:04 PM

Tonight we're on national television (TNT) as the Trail Blazers host the Houston Rockets.

The Rockets, without All-Star center Yao Ming, have been one of the NBA's hottest teams during the second half of the season.

The Trail Blazers will be without Brandon Roy for the fourth straight game. Roy has been sidelined with a groin injury. The Trail Blazers are 0-3 in this stretch without Roy and will look to get a win on their home court after a tough loss in Los Angeles last night.

Travis Outlaw has started at small forward the last two games and has performed like he had started the entire season. Outlaw has 49 points in the two games, leading the Trail Blazers in scoring.

The Trail Blazers face a tough test in this Rockets team. Tracy McGrady is one of the league's most talented offensive players and is surrounded by quality role players in Shane Battier, Luis Scola, Rafer Alston and Carl Landry.

Let's see if the Trail Blazers can win this game and stay above .500 on the season...


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No luck tonight...
posted: Saturday, March 29, 2008 at 9:26 PM

The Trail Blazers have lost 93-85 to the Charlotte Bobcats. Travis Outlaw and LaMarcus Aldridge scored plenty of points, but it wasn't enough to overcome a united Bobcats team. The Trail Blazers have eight more games to play this season and will need to win half of them to reach a winning record on the year.


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Charlotte has taken over
posted: at 9:21 PM

It doesn't look like the Trail Blazers will pull this one out. The Bobcats now lead 92-85 with 35 seconds remaining, and are about to shoot two free throws.


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Bobcats lead
posted: at 9:17 PM

The Bobcats have taken the lead in the final minutes of the fourth quarter. Travis Outlaw's free throws bring the score to 86-85 in favor of Charlotte. Outlaw has 26 points.


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Blazers barnburner
posted: at 9:15 PM

We've got a tight one here...

The Trail Blazers lead 83-81 with three minutes remaining...

Can they pull it out???


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Travis ties it
posted: at 9:02 PM

Travis took his man off the dribble and hit a jumper that tied the game at 77-77. With 8:08 remaining, the Trail Blazers will look to take advantage of an inexperienced Bobcats team.


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To the final quarter
posted: at 8:48 PM

The Trail Blazers and Bobcats are locked in a tight battle as we enter the fourth quarter. The Trail Blazers lead 71-70 after a back-and-forth third quarter.

LaMarcus Aldridge leads Portland with 19 points and has eight rebounds. Travis Outlaw has 18 points. Joel Przybilla has eight points and leads all players with 14 rebounds.

Emeka Okafor leads the Bobcats with 19 points. Jason Richardson has 16 points and Raymond Felton has 11 points and eight assists.


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Taking control
posted: at 8:46 PM

Jarrett Jack has taken control of the pace of this game. He is everywhere right now. He now has nine points and the Trail Blazers lead 71-67 with 40 seconds remaining in the third quarter.


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Where's the consistency?
posted: at 8:29 PM

The Trail Blazers looked to be rolling along... then the Bobcats took the lead again. Someone needs to step up and stop Emeka Okafor, who now has 17 points. The Bobcats have 36 points in the paint.


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TO running wild
posted: at 8:27 PM

Travis just put down a nasty reverse dunk, and the Trail Blazers lead 57-54. Outlaw leads Portland with 18 points.


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Travis from deep
posted: at 8:22 PM

Travis Outlaw has now hit four shots from beyond the arc, his last one putting the Trail Blazers ahead 53-52.


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LA starts fast, Portland leads
posted: at 8:21 PM

LaMarcus hit a baby hook inside and the Trail Blazers are back on top, 50-49.


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Let's start the second half...
posted: at 8:07 PM

The Trail Blazers fell off a bit towards the end of the second quarter, so let's see if they can pick up the pace as we start the third.


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We've got a close one
posted: at 8:02 PM

The Trail Blazers were unable to maintain their first half lead and go into halftime down 49-48. The Bobcats came on strong in the second quarter and this game looks like it will stay close until the end.

LaMarcus Aldridge leads the Trail Blazers with 15 points. Travis Outlaw has 13 points, while Steve Blake leads all players with six assists. Joel Przybilla has nine rebounds.

Emeka Okafor leads the Bobcats with 13 points and four rebounds. Raymond Felton has eight points and five assists, while Gerald Wallace and Jason Richardson each have seven points.


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First Bobcats lead... or not
posted: at 7:58 PM

Emeka Okafor had the chance to give the Bobcats their first lead of the game, but he missed two free throws with the scored tied at 44-44. Joel Przybilla followed with a tip-in and the Trail Blazers are back up by two.


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Travis is loving that left corner
posted: at 7:57 PM

Travis Outlaw now has 13 points. Nine have come on three-point shots from the left corner.

The score is tied 44-44 with 2:08 remaining in the first half.


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Tight game
posted: at 7:52 PM

The Bobcats have tied the game at 41-41 after a Jason Richardson layup. Emeka Okafor leads the Bobcats with 11 points, while LaMarcus Aldridge has 15 points for the Trail Blazers.


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LaMarcus leading the way
posted: at 7:49 PM

The Trail Blazers now lead 39-35 with 5:47 remaining in the first half. LaMarcus Aldridge leads the Trail Blazers with 13 points.


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Cleaning up
posted: at 7:48 PM

The Trail Blazers are dominating the offensive glass. Led by Joel Przybilla and LaMarcus Aldridgem, the Trail Blazers have an 8-2 advantage in offensive rebounds.

For all their success on the offensive end, the Trail Blazers need to shore up their interior defense. The Bobcats have scored 22 of their 31 points in the paint.


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Cleaning up
posted: at 7:44 PM

The Trail Blazers are dominating the offensive glass. Led by Joel Przybilla and LaMarcus Aldridgem, the Trail Blazers have an 8-2 advantage in offensive rebounds.

For all their success on the offensive end, the Trail Blazers need to shore up their interior defense. The Bobcats have scored 22 of their 31 points in the paint.


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TO breaks the ice
posted: at 7:38 PM

After the Bobcats opened the second with five straight points, Travis Outlaw hit an off0balance leaner to put the Trail Blazers on the board. Outlaw has 10 points to lead Portland.

With 9:10 remaining in the first half, the Trail Blazers lead 32-31.


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TO makes it look easy
posted: at 7:34 PM

Travis took Gerald Wallace off the dribble and floated for an easy bucket.

The Trail Blazers lead 30-24 at the end of the first quarter behind eight points each from LaMarcus Aldridge and Travis Outlaw.


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Easy buckets
posted: at 7:28 PM

The Trail Blazers ran their usual pick-and-roll, with LaMarcus Aldridge setting a pick for Steve Blake at the top of the key. The pick was so perfect that Blake was wide open for a 17-foot jumper, which he hit with ease.

With 1:30 remaining in the first quarter, the Trail Blazers lead 27-22.


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LA And-1
posted: at 7:27 PM

LaMarcus backed down Ryan Hollins, hit his turnaround, was fouled, and hit the free throw. He has six points now, as does Travis Outlaw. Steve Blake has five assists. The Trail Blazers lead 23-17.


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Loving the left corner
posted: at 7:25 PM

The Trail Blazers have scored nine of their 18 points from the left corner. Travis Outlaw has hit two three-point shots from that spot, while Martell Webster has hit one.


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Everyone contributing
posted: at 7:24 PM

All five Portland starters have scored. Joel Przybilla has just checked out of the game. He leads the Trail Blazers with four points and four rebounds. The Trail Blazers currently lead 15-10.


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Solid start
posted: at 7:10 PM

The Trail Blazers started with a Travis Outlaw three pointer and a LaMarcus Aldridge turnaround jumper over Emeka Okafor, one of the league's best 1-on-1 defenders. That's a pretty good start.


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Old point guard rivalries
posted: at 6:58 PM

Jarrett Jack and Von Wafer have both been in the NBA for two seasons. They both played their college ball at schools in the ACC. So did Charlotte's Raymond Felton. Jack and Felton clashed in ACC contests a few years ago, so they're undoubtedly excited to match-up again. Felton's North Carolina team won the NCAA tournament. Let's hope his March Madness success doesn't continue tonight.


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Starting lineups
posted: at 6:52 PM

With tip-off just 10 minutes away, here are your starting lineups...

The Trail Blazers will start Travis Outlaw (SF), LaMarcus Aldridge (PF), Joel Przybilla (C), Martell Webster (SG), and Steve Blake (PG).

The Bobcats will start Gerald Wallace (SF), Emeka Okafor (PF), Nazr Mohammed (C), Jason Richardson (SG), and Raymond Felton (PG).

An exciting match-up to watch will be Outlaw and Wallace, two incredible athletes from the South. Outlaw came out of high school in Mississippi, while Wallace is from Alabama. Outlaw and Wallace are two of the premier leapers in the NBA, and could put on a show tonight.


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The Importance of Brandon
posted: at 6:23 PM

The Trail Blazers have a very strong bench. Travis Outlaw, Jarrett Jack, James Jones and Channing Frye all play significant roles and have each won games for this Portland team. But with Brandon Roy out with a groin injury, that reserve unit is weakened dramatically. This is not because Sergio Rodriguez, Von Wafer and Raef LaFrentz are incapable of contributing - they have all proven themselves to be valuable. It is because when Roy is out, and Jarrett Jack enters the starting lineup as the 2-guard, there really is no player to come in off the bench as a shooting guard. There has rarely been a moment this season where either Roy or Jack has not been on the floor, for they are the two most dangerous Trail Blazers off the dribble. Jack played 40 minutes in Thursday's loss to the Warriors. He, and the Trail Blazers, need someone else, be it Rodriguez, Blake, Webster, or Outlaw, to step up and create plays in Roy's absence. Maybe tonight's the night.


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Not much history between Trail Blazers and Bobcats... or is there???
posted: at 6:10 PM

On the surface, tonight's game between the Portland Trail Blazers and Charlotte Bobcats may seem like a relatively insignificant game between two lottery-bound teams. The Trail Blazers, while exceeding expectations this season, will finish in the tenth spot in the Western conference and are currently without All-Star guard Brandon Roy. The Bobcats have struggled mightily this season without two of their last three first-round draft picks. Yet, if we dig a little, there exists a deeper significance to this game. The man in charge for the Bobcats holds a vaunted place in Trail Blazers lore. Michael Jordan is in charge of basketball decisions for the Bobcats. The same Michael Jordan that was selected one pick after Sam Bowie in 1984. The same Michael Jordan that shrugged in bewilderment of his own greatness as he defeated the Trail Blazers in the 1992 NBA Finals. While Jordan isn't the face of the Bobcats, the spirit of this Trail Blazers team will surely be motivated to get a win in the Rose Garden tonight.


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Trail Blazers Win! 102-82
posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 9:11 PM

That's all, folks!


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It's Raining 3's
posted: at 9:04 PM

Portland has made 9/16 shots from down town so far tonight, with James Jones adding the most recent 3-pointer.

The Wizards are going to have to conjure up a magical spell if they want to win this one. The visiting team looks tired and defeated, as they trail 95-73 in the final minutes of the game.


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STEVE BLAKE FOR 3!
posted: at 9:00 PM

Because, why not?

92-71


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Washington continues to flounder as Portland remains solid
posted: at 8:54 PM

Although their lead has slipped, Portland still maintains a 15-point edge, 83-68 over the visitors with 8 minutes to go.

Joel Pryzbilla has 13 rebounds tonight,
Travis Outlaw has contributed 18 points to the teams total so far,
Jarrett Jack has added 17,
but Webster is sitting pretty on the bench with his 23 points and 4 3-pointers.


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Portland Leads 82-66 at end of the 3rd
posted: at 8:45 PM

As the game rolls into its final period, Portland leads 82-66. The team seems to have fully regrouped after last night's tough loss in Seattle. Despite their big stars Aldridge and Roy both absent with injury, (Aldridge sprained his ankle in last nights game, Roy left in the second period with a groin strain and will not return tonight), the rest of the team, with Webster leading the way, seems to be doing just fine.


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Brandon Roy Will Not Return
posted: at 8:33 PM

Although Roy initially appeared to be ok after hobbling off the court in the 2nd quarter, an update has come in that he has a right groin strain and will not return.
However, as Portland hangs on to a 20 point lead, it looks like they won't need him tonight anyway.


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MARTELL IS ON FIRE!
posted: at 8:28 PM

Martell Webster has made 4/5 3 pointers, bringing his total to 23 points with 2 minutes to go in the 3rd quarter. Keep it up, Martell!!!


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OUCH!
posted: at 8:25 PM

Jarrett Jack collided hard with Antonio Daniels in an attempt to block his fast break shot. Both went down hard, but are ok.
Trail Blazers lead by a whopping 20 points, 68-48, with Martell leading his team with 16 points, Travis Outlaw with 15.


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3-3-3!
posted: at 8:03 PM

Martell it seems has started a trend with his big 3 pointer, with Outlaw and Jack immediately following in his footsteps with down town baskets of their own. As the half time buzzers sounds, Portland leads 59-43. Now that's a good way to start the second half!


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Martell For 3!
posted: at 7:58 PM

Martell hits a big shot from downtown, bringing Portland back up to a 10 point lead with 3 minutes to go before the half!


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8:04 PM  
Blogger ski said...

is brandon roy injured? looks like he headed to the locker room

8:04 PM  
Blogger Devan Cook said...

An injury report hasn't been sent yet, I'll keep you updated on Brandon's status as the information comes in. He appeared to be hobbling a bit befoore leaving the court.

8:10 PM  
Blogger ski said...

okay thanks.

8:13 PM  
Blogger Devan Cook said...

Roy appears to be ok, he joined his team in shooting around at the half, and will most likely be back in the game.

8:20 PM  
Blogger Devan Cook said...

Actually, this is incorrect. He will NOT return, after suffering a right groin strain.

8:37 PM  
Blogger ski said...

good thing washington isn't very good...portland looks to continue its domination no matter where they shoot from

8:39 PM  
Blogger ski said...

after yesterdays embarassing loss, they look to make a strong come back

8:40 PM  
Blogger ski said...

brandon roy is like yao ming...although he may lead the team in pts most of the time...once gone...hardly missed...the rest of the team steps up and delivers

8:44 PM  
Blogger ski said...

good thing the washington coach isn't that bright...hasn't recognized that the team couldn't hit a three pointer if their life counted on it...great for the trailblazers! this game is over!

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What they Don't Show You On TV...
posted: at 7:52 PM

As the Trail Blazers take a time out, a segment called "ASk The Blazers" on the ROse Garden big screen showed each player individually answering a fans question: "Who is the first to fall asleep on the road after games?"

It seems most of the players agree that Travis Outlaw is the sleepiest of the bunch, with Rodriguez coming in second.


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Washington starts early second push
posted: at 7:44 PM

After a solid first quarter from Portland, Washington is trying to turn their fate around by making an early push at the start of the second period. At a little over 3 minutes in, Portland still holds the lead by 4, 33-29.


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What A Block!
posted: at 7:25 PM

Travis Outlaw just made a major block, which had both teams grabbing for the rebound, and creating a jump ball. Portland leads 25-16 with under 2 minutes to go in the first.


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Brandon Dunks!
posted: at 7:18 PM

Thanks to a beautiful assist from Steve Blake, Brandon Roy put in a beautiful dunk as the Trail Blazers continue to rally, with a 17-9 lead over Washington.


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So Far, So Good
posted: at 7:11 PM

Trail Blazers are off to a nice start, going on a 10-2 run in the first couple minutes.

Webster has scored 4 of their first 10.


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No Aldridge
posted: at 7:08 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge will not be playing tonight after rolling his ankle in last night's match-up with Seattle. Travis Outlaw is filling in for him as a starter.

Brendan Haywood and Joel Pryzbilla are setting up for tip off right now!


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Moments Away From Tip Off
posted: at 6:54 PM

The Trail Blazers are just moments away from tip off in their match-up with the visiting Washington Wizards. Stay tuned in to Game-Time Blog for updates throughout the game!


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