Trail Blazers vs Jazz Game Thread
Luke Babbitt got his first career start Monday night in Phoenix and with Nicolas Batum still battling left quad tendonitis, there is a good chance that Babbitt could make it two in a row Wednesday night. In the loss, Babbitt recorded a career-high by scoring 18 points on a career-high 7 made field goal, which included 4 3-pointers, which tied a career-high. Something tells me, Luke will be setting and re-setting careers highs frequently over the next four games. Also, keep an eye on his hits from downtown. Luke needs to connect on seven from beyond the arc to be eligible for the 3-point shooting crown. Currently, Luke's 3-Point percentage is 48.1% and the NBA's leader, Steve Novak is at 45.8%. So, not only does Babbitt have to hit seven from deep over the next four games but he needs to do so in no more then 16-18 attempts (Math on the fly!). That's more then doable for Luke. And what better way to send the fans home then to drill seven trifectas on Fan Appreciation Night!
So Rip City, how many 3's will Luke Babbitt make on Fan Appreciation Night? continue