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A.Mopp
12-09-2008, 02:08 PM
(16-5)http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w34/RareNBALogos/Orlando.png at http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w34/RareNBALogos/Portland.png(15-7)

Orlando Magic (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/teams/orl) at Portland Trail Blazers (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/teams/por)

Game info: 10:00 pm EST Tue Dec 9, 2008
TV: CSN

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUPS: (http://scores.espn.go.com/nba/depth)

Portland Trailblazers

PG...........SG..........SF..........PF........... C
http://assets.espn.go.com/i/headshots/nba/players/65/1994.jpg http://assets.espn.go.com/i/headshots/nba/players/65/3027.jpg http://assets.espn.go.com/i/headshots/nba/players/65/3416.jpg http://assets.espn.go.com/i/headshots/nba/players/65/2983.jpg http://assets.espn.go.com/i/headshots/nba/players/65/3225.jpg
Blake---Roy---Batum---Aldridge---Oden

Orlando Magic

PG...........SG..........SF..........PF........... C
http://assets.espn.go.com/i/nba/profiles/players/65x90/3837.jpg http://assets.espn.go.com/i/nba/profiles/players/65x90/3714.jpg http://assets.espn.go.com/i/nba/profiles/players/65x90/3415.jpg http://assets.espn.go.com/i/nba/profiles/players/65x90/3275.jpg http://assets.espn.go.com/i/nba/profiles/players/65x90/3818.jpg
Nelson---Pietrus---Turkoglu---Lewis---Howard




Team Stat Leaders
Points

* Dwight Howard Orl 21.5
* Brandon Roy Por 20.4

Rebounds

* Dwight Howard Orl 14.8
* Joel Przybilla Por 7.9

Assists

* Jameer Nelson Orl 5.2
* Brandon Roy Por 5.2



More Stats
http://l.yimg.com/a/i/us/sp/v/nba/teams/20080123/80x60/por.gif (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/teams/por/stats) vs http://l.yimg.com/a/i/us/sp/v/nba/teams/20080123/80x60/orl.gif (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/teams/orl/stats)

KEY MATCHUP

LaMarcus Aldridge vs Dwight Howard

http://i37.tinypic.com/1zezihc.png

A.Mopp
12-09-2008, 02:08 PM
Go Blazers!

Another tough eastern conference opponent.

A.Mopp
12-10-2008, 12:46 AM
end of first Blazer trail 29-25

A.Mopp
12-10-2008, 12:46 AM
at half blazers still down 49-38

better second quarter.

A.Mopp
12-10-2008, 12:52 AM
after 3 blazers still down by 1, 81-80.

BrizzleBear
12-10-2008, 12:59 AM
Joel's playing great, I missed the first quarter when did oden get into foul trouble?

Blazin_101
12-10-2008, 10:08 AM
wow, cant believe they let them beat us.

macc
12-10-2008, 01:54 PM
I'm a Magic fan and I'm glad we won but we prob shouldn't have won that game. Somtimes it's better to be lucky then good. Turg did that a couples times for us last year as well. Roy looks better and better for you guys though, he was killing us on O

A.Mopp
12-10-2008, 05:32 PM
uggg, what a disappointing loss. On a last second shot, but we have done the same to a few other teams already this season i guess it was bound to happen again. That was just hard to stomach.

A.Mopp
12-10-2008, 05:37 PM
box score

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/boxscore?gid=2008120922

Ansy
12-10-2008, 06:10 PM
My heart sank as the lucky shot banked in, but it really shouldn't have come down to that shot. The Blazers were playing weak defense all game and they failed to execute anything decent in the last 2 minutes.

The poor Blaze defense is what has me questioning whether this is really the team of the future in the west. Right now they look more like the second coming of the Chris Webber Kings (Tons of depth, one premier all-star, amazing half-court offense, below average defense).

Oden and Pryz are playing all the defense for the team right now. Batum is good at steals and blocks but he isn't a great man-on defender yet. I think he can be and I hope he becomes one but he isn't right now.

I'mhoping for a Hinrich trade. Offensively he isn't much better than Blake but we'd have a very good perimeter defender which we need so badly right now.

Rhino
12-10-2008, 07:22 PM
I agree alot with you Ansy, but I will say this they will learn better perimeter and transition defense, or Nate will not play certain players cause they will be traded off. This team has a great core group of players and I have all the confidence in Pritchard as the GM and Nate as the coach to make the right decisions for this young team give them time and you will see the sky is the limit. Considering what terrible D was played durring this game they still had the game in the bag until they ran out of offense right.

A.Mopp
12-10-2008, 11:48 PM
My heart sank as the lucky shot banked in, but it really shouldn't have come down to that shot. The Blazers were playing weak defense all game and they failed to execute anything decent in the last 2 minutes.

The poor Blaze defense is what has me questioning whether this is really the team of the future in the west. Right now they look more like the second coming of the Chris Webber Kings (Tons of depth, one premier all-star, amazing half-court offense, below average defense).

Oden and Pryz are playing all the defense for the team right now. Batum is good at steals and blocks but he isn't a great man-on defender yet. I think he can be and I hope he becomes one but he isn't right now.

I'mhoping for a Hinrich trade. Offensively he isn't much better than Blake but we'd have a very good perimeter defender which we need so badly right now.

so true, our D has been killing us this year. We have to improve greatly in our team D if we are going to compete in the west.