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A.Mopp
11-05-2008, 03:59 PM
(1-2)http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w34/RareNBALogos/Portland.png at http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w34/RareNBALogos/Utah.png(3-0)

Portland TrailBlazers (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/teams/por;_ylt=Amqv7bFnXGGYg1QfTf_tkCKPvLYF) at Utah Jazz (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/teams/uth;_ylt=AolAtDEdiZ6FyhFFSDOlY56PvLYF)

Game info: 9:00 pm EST
Wed Nov 5, 2008
TV: KJZZ CSN

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

Portland Trailblazers

PG...........SG..........SF..........PF........... C
http://assets.espn.go.com/i/nba/profiles/players/65x90/3741.jpg http://assets.espn.go.com/i/nba/profiles/players/65x90/4134.jpg http://assets.espn.go.com/i/nba/profiles/players/65x90/3726.jpg http://assets.espn.go.com/i/nba/profiles/players/65x90/4130.jpg http://assets.espn.go.com/i/nba/profiles/players/65x90/3408.jpg
Blake---Roy---Outlaw---Aldridge---Pryzbilla

Utah Jazz

http://assets.espn.go.com/i/headshots/nba/players/65/2798.jpg http://assets.espn.go.com/i/headshots/nba/players/65/2991.jpg http://assets.espn.go.com/i/headshots/nba/players/65/434.jpg http://assets.espn.go.com/i/headshots/nba/players/65/1703.jpg http://assets.espn.go.com/i/headshots/nba/players/65/1014.jpg
Williams---Brewer---Kirilenko---Boozer---Okur




Team Stat Leaders
Points

Brandon Roy Por 20.0
Carlos Boozer Uta 21.0

Rebounds

Joel Przybilla Por 9.0
Carlos Boozer Uta 10.7

Assists

Brandon Roy Por 5.3
Ronnie Price Uta 5.7




Key Matchup
Brandon Roy vs Deron Williams
http://i37.tinypic.com/1zezihc.png

A.Mopp
11-05-2008, 04:04 PM
Go Blazers! This is a big test tonight.

A.Mopp
11-05-2008, 04:16 PM
I just read that Batum is getting the start tonight.


First Nicolas Batum was the starting small forward, then Nate McMillan decided to go with Travis Outlaw at the last minute in Los Angeles. And now it has come full circle. According to McMillan, Batum will get the start against the Utah Jazz Wednesday night.

"(Batum) has done a nice job of just guarding his man and weakside help," said McMillan of his reasons for insert Batum into the starting lineup. "If he can stay with that, which is what I want from him, just concentrate on defending, rebounding, going to both boards -- the offensive and defensive boards -- run the floor, if you're open shoot the ball. But don't worry so much about scoring. Make sure you defend, you bring that scrappy play, that weakside help, loose balls, those things. I think if he can do that for us, it'll give that first unit something that we don't have with that group.

"I think he's got three games -- not a lot of games -- but defensively, see if he can come in and give us some of that dirty work on the defensive end."

Travis Outlaw now goes back to the second unit, where, according to McMillan, he'll play both small forward and power forward.

A.Mopp
11-05-2008, 07:06 PM
Here is some news heading into the game


The Portland Trail Blazers exercised fourth-year options on the contracts of F-C LaMarcus Aldridge, G Sergio Rodriguez and G Brandon Roy, while exercising their third-year option on C Greg Oden. The Blazers also signed G-F Martell Webster to a multi-year contract extension, though the exact terms of the deal were not disclosed. ... R&B group Earth, Wind & Fire kicked off the Blazers' home debut with a small concert.

A.Mopp
11-05-2008, 11:40 PM
Blazers are playing great tonight. Blake is have is having a good game. And Rudy is awesome to watch and is playing well with Roy in the back court.

A.Mopp
11-05-2008, 11:49 PM
Great game tonight. After 3 the Blazers are up 78-74.

A.Mopp
11-06-2008, 12:43 AM
Blazers let the Jazz back in the game and lose 103-96. Rudy missed a 3 to tie it late, then the blazer had to foul. Tough loss, Blazers fall to 1-3.

A.Mopp
11-06-2008, 12:48 AM
box score

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/boxscore?gid=2008110526

Tblaze
11-06-2008, 05:08 AM
looks like we played good though, I'll check the highlights later today..

Ansy
11-06-2008, 05:49 AM
Rudy continued his insane efficiency with another >60% true shooting night. The more I see him play the more he reminds me of Kevin Martin.

A.Mopp
11-06-2008, 04:00 PM
Rudy did play a good game. Except he missed a 3 that would have tied it late in the game

A.Mopp
11-06-2008, 04:03 PM
looks like we played good though, I'll check the highlights later today..

ESPN has a whole list of Blazers related videos. here is the link

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/clubhouse?team=por