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03/07/11
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    March 7

    Trail Blazers: Team Twitter: A Trip To Eugene
    "MarcusCamby23: @nicolas88batum,@wessywes2,@Patty_Mills hey ballas yall left uncle cam??? "

    Oregon Live: For Trail Blazers, ugly play in win over Bobcats suggests an emerging identity
    "You knew Joel was going to use his fouls, and he was going to play his game," McMillan said. "I watched him a couple games now, and he's still the guy, the enforcer, the guy who's going to back his teammates and take and use fouls."

    Columbian: Blazers: Weekly Report Card 3/07
    "Perhaps the most encouraging aspect of that Charlotte game was the synergy of Portland’s second unit. With Patty Mills running the point and serving as an outside shooting threat, Brandon Roy became a more potent offensive threat by getting the ball off screens and penetration. He capitalized by notching 10 points in 20 minutes."

    Columbian: Blazers: Sense of urgency abounds
    "Wesley Matthews said that when he was in Utah last year, there was an understanding among the players that the final quarter of the season commands a greater sense of urgency. Blazers coach Nate McMillan added that, at this point, all the teams are at their best and that consistency is paramount."

    ESPN: Power Rankings
    "The Blazers just held Charlotte under 20 in every quarter -- only the fourth time in team history that's happened -- and are riding a 9-3 roll that could be even better. Since all three L's came at home."

    NBA: Morning Tip
    "Could Cousin LaMarcus move to center for good now that Gerald Wallace is around?"

    Ball Don't Lie: Hornets re-introduce Mardi Gras-style uniforms, and fail badly
    "We appreciate risk, when it comes to fashion, and especially NBA fashion. Some of the most ridiculed NBA jersey styles are actually amongst our favorite uniforms, so it's always nice to see a team take a chance. But one color on the front of a jersey, clashing with another on the back? It just doesn't work.''

    Ball Don't Lie: Earl Monroe would be cool with Carmelo wearing No. 15
    "Retired jerseys are one of the best ways that a team can honor its legends, but it works more because a player's name is listed in the arena than because no one wears his jersey. As long as Monroe's jersey and name are on display above the court at Madison Square Garden, he'll be remembered. McGuire is a more complicated case: He was the franchise's first real star and is largely forgotten by mass audiences, but it's unclear if anyone would be any less interested in him if someone wore his number.''

    Ball Don't Lie: Miami Heat players moved to tears after another close loss
    "What's more important is this astonishing lack of clutch play from Miami's troika of LeBron James, Wade and Bosh. All three had exemplary clutch statistics in the seasons leading up to 2010-11, but in shots taken with less than 10 seconds to go in the fourth quarter or overtime, with Miami trailing by three or fewer points, the Heat have gone 1 for 18 this season. A falloff like that is remarkable and just about unprecedented in recent NBA history.''

    SLAM: Chris Paul Suffered a Concussion
    "Paul was taken from the court on a stretcher after alerting trainers of neck pain. He was fully conscious and did not lose feeling anywhere at any time. Paul was taken to the Cleveland Clinic for precautionary tests, according to a release issued by the Hornets Sunday night.''

    ESPN: Daily Dime
    "Inside our locker room, we stick together; we're like brothers," Wade said. "We win together, we lose together. Outside, the Miami Heat are exactly what everyone wanted, losing games. The world is better now since the Heat is losing.''

    DIME: Daily Fantasy Diagnosis: 3.7 (Weekend Recap)
    "Andre Iguodala (3/4): 7-13 FG (54%), 6-6 FT (100%), 2 threes, 22 Pts, 10 Reb, 13 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 2 TO; This was one of two triple-doubles Iggy had over the weekend. After a rocky start to the season, he’s pieced things together and is averaging strong numbers across the board, though he struggled with his shooting from the field last month. Iguodala’s obviously a strong play going forward."

           


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