View Full Version : Portland (1-2) at Utah (3-0)

11-05-2008, 03:59 PM
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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

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

Portland Trailblazers

PG...........SG..........SF..........PF........... C
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Utah Jazz

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Team Stat Leaders

Brandon Roy Por 20.0
Carlos Boozer Uta 21.0


Joel Przybilla Por 9.0
Carlos Boozer Uta 10.7


Brandon Roy Por 5.3
Ronnie Price Uta 5.7

Key Matchup
Brandon Roy vs Deron Williams

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

11-06-2008, 12:48 AM
box score


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

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.

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

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

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