Trail Blazers vs Nets Saturday, 01/15/11 AT 07:00PM

  1. Portland’s D swarms New Jersey in late fourth-quarter win

    Written by ShalamarClark on Jan 15, 2011

    The Portland Trial Blazers outscored the New Jersey Nets 23-13 in the final quarter, but it was their defense that made Continue Reading

  2. Trail Blazers 96, Nets 89: Post-Game Notes

    Written by caseyholdahl on Jan 15, 2011

    Portland and New Jersey finish the season series in a split (1-1) … The Trail Blazers have now won six of their last seven Continue Reading

  3. Preview: Trail Blazers look to get even and more hosting Nets

    Written by ShalamarClark on Jan 15, 2011

    The Portland Trail Blazers will try to even up the series against the New Jersey Nets and drop them for their eight consecutive Continue Reading

  4. No Sweep in Desert, Portland Drops Third Straight

    Written by Grant Lucas on Jan 15, 2011

    Despite a second-half surge by Andre Miller and twenty-plus-point performances by LaMarcus Aldridge and Wesley Matthews, Continue Reading

  5. Around The World: January 14

    Written by DHawes22 on Jan 14, 2011

    Around The World is a daily listing of every Trail Blazers and NBA link found on the internet. Included in today's topics Continue Reading

  6. Patty Mills, Trail Blazers Team Up To Assist Australian Flood Cleanup

    Written by caseyholdahl on Jan 14, 2011

    In an effort to help his fellow countrymen and women who have been affected by the massive flooding in the Australian state Continue Reading

  7. Trail Blazers Guard Brandon Roy To Have Arthroscopic Surgery On Both Knees

    Written by trailblazers on Jan 13, 2011

    Portland Trail Blazers guard Continue Reading

  8. 01.12.11 Trail Blazers Courtisde

    Written by DHawes22 on Jan 13, 2011

    Listen to the latest edition of Trail Blazers Courtside, your weekly internet, television and radio show devoted to all Continue Reading

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Trail Blazers vs. Nets Game Thread

One game away from the halfway mark, the Trail Blazers stand pat at 20 wins and 20 losses. Losers of 3 straight, Portland is now just a mere 1.5 games ahead of the Memphis Grizzlies for 8th place out West. Just because this game is at the Rose Garden, doesn't mean it's an automatic W. The Blazers have lost back-to-back games at home and the Nets showed enough grit in beating Portland back in New Jersey earlier this year.

As great as Aldridge has been playing, him going off for big nights isn't enough. The bench needs more than one player to be on for the night. Portland needs more than just role players helping out LA on the offensive end. It's all about defense and frankly the D was weak last night. Once the game is over and if the Nets were held to under 50% shooting, attempted less than 15 free throws, and were forced into 15+ turnovers, then the Blazers will win the game. Defense wins the game tonight.continue

My Starting 5

Actual score:

Average predicted score:

Player Pts Ast RB
#12   LaMarcus Aldridge 27 5 9
#10   Joel Przybilla 0 0 1
#88   Nicolas Batum 23 0 6
#5   Rudy Fernandez 2 2 3
#24   Andre Miller 19 8 2
#33   Dante Cunningham 2 0 3
#8   Patty Mills 9 0 0
#23   Marcus Camby 4 3 10
#1   Armon Johnson 0 0 0
#8   Luke Babbitt 0 0 0
#2   Wesley Matthews 10 3 6
#4   Sean Marks 0 0 0
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