We win by 18 with no Batum, no Mathews, and Lillard played bad. That is pretty damn impressive. It does not matter who the opponent is.
Toronto is a bad team, and they lost Bargnani and Lowry during the game. That sort of explains it.
Originally Posted by A.Mopp
i think he meant ugly
Precisely. I'm proud that the team fought through adversity and found a way to win, but Portland won't beat very many teams playing like that. The offense was not crisp at all and we were fighting to beat the shot clock far too often. Role players like Babbitt were taking hilariously bad shots, and it seemed like too many players were trying to make a big statement in lieu of more minutes. Thankfully, Aldridge was awesome, and Lillard made a lot of superb reads on the pick and roll. Nolan Smith also played pretty well.