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A.Mopp
12-22-2008, 05:41 PM
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Portland Trail Blazers (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/teams/por;_ylt=AkbAXKe2OHeucVKI350dON.PvLYF) at Denver Nuggets (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/teams/den;_ylt=AkeJqgQaXmgj6hwDxJ91WrCPvLYF)

Game info: 9:00 pm EST Mon Dec 22, 2008
TV: ALT, KGW

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

Portland Trail Blazers

PG...........SG..........SF..........PF........... C
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Blake---Roy---Batum---Aldridge---Oden

Denver Nuggets

PG...........SG..........SF..........PF........... C
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Billups---Jones---Anthony---Martin---Nene




Team Stat Leaders
Points

* Brandon Roy Por 23.4
* Carmelo Anthony Den 20.5

Rebounds

* Joel Przybilla Por 8.0
* Carmelo Anthony Den 7.4

Assists

* Brandon Roy Por 5.2
* Chauncey Billups Den 6.9



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/den.gif (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/teams/den/stats)

Key Matchup

Brandon Roy vs Chauncey Billups

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A.Mopp
12-22-2008, 05:42 PM
Go Blazers!

This is going to be a great game tonight! And its on local TV!

bogmon
12-22-2008, 06:40 PM
BLAZERS SMOKE THE NUGGETS! :smoking:

A.Mopp
12-22-2008, 07:36 PM
Anthony is out for tonights game, elbow injury

deuce
12-22-2008, 08:48 PM
Gonna tune in for this one hopefully its a good one

A.Mopp
12-22-2008, 10:47 PM
good game so far. Its pissing me off, Denver is out hustling us on the floor

Ansy
12-23-2008, 12:30 AM
Billups is so freaking good at defense. Because of this game I now hate him.

A.Mopp
12-23-2008, 12:35 AM
tough loss. Denver is a better team without Melo IMO.
The refs were freaking terrible tonight, they were bad for both teams. Roy should be getting star calls now, but he just isn't. The officiating was just aweful

we will get them tomorrow.

A.Mopp
12-23-2008, 12:35 AM
box score

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/boxscore?gid=2008122207

Rudy was cold again, and Outlaw was a black hole in the fourth,

Ansy
12-23-2008, 12:58 AM
Hopefully we can get them tomorrow. I'm really hoping the Blazers stay in the hunt, not just for the playoffs but for the division win.

blazerman
12-23-2008, 03:08 AM
The Blazers sucked tonight and Denver played hard bottom line

Its beyond me why the Blazers dont drop it into Oden more often, he could easily get undersized defenders to pickup more fouls than they are. Oden does a good job passing it out to open shooters if the double teams come his way and when given more touches his comfort level seems to grow and he becomes more aggressive especially with his offensive rebounding.

Oden does take himself out of the game with his fouling, something he has to work on.

Blake is a decent point guard but he lacks the ability to penetrate with passing skills in the post, something Oden and Aldridge would benefit from greatly.

I like Blake but hopefully the Blazers can address the need for a point guard that can take these young starters to another level. Blake could be a great fit with the 2nd unit because its obvious he lacks in the ability to get everybody good looks at a shot and that is a must with your starters.

The Blazers have loads of talent and its easy to overlook this flaw in our offense when things are rolling but it sticks out like a sore thumb when we play against a team that has a defensive minded point like Billups and youll notice Blake becomes more of a shooting guard and Roy acts more like a point. It'll work from time to time but I notice others end up watching Roy create instead of doing screens and setting picks.

The Blazers are an excellent outside shooting team but imagine how good they'd be if other teams had to worry about an inside game. Oden would probably average 5 assists a game just on kickouts alone and the 3pt fg percentage would be even more impressive.

Something to think about!

A.Mopp
12-23-2008, 05:58 PM
reload for tonight, let get them tonight. If we lose to them again tonight with them missing Melo we are in trouble

blueandteal
12-24-2008, 03:17 AM
Woo! Just got back from the game (Tuesday's). Refs were killing us again early but we still got 'em!

Seats were awesome too! 113-B-1. Right up there on the court. You could see the back of my head on the telecast haha.

A.Mopp
12-24-2008, 03:34 PM
sounds like you had an awesome experience. And you were good luck for the Blazers!

A.Mopp
12-24-2008, 03:36 PM
box score

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/boxscore?gid=2008122322

Ugg Oden had 5 fouls in 8 minutes, not good.

blueandteal
12-24-2008, 03:46 PM
Oden couldn't get anything going. Every time he got in he'd commit a foul within 30 seconds it seemed. Tough break.. luckily Pryz is the man.

Ugh.. my voice hurts today from screamin