Trail Blazers vs Rockets Sunday, 01/02/11 AT 06:00PM

  1. Portland kicks off new calendar year with a bang

    Written by Grant Lucas on Jan 2, 2011

    The phrase "ring in the new year" is thrown around at this point in the season, but the Portland Trail Blazers took it to Continue Reading

  2. Trail Blazers 100, Rockets 85: Post-game Notes

    Written by caseyholdahl on Jan 2, 2011

    Portland has now won eight straight home games, with its last loss at the Rose Garden coming more than a month ago, Nov. Continue Reading

  3. Portland revs up for matchup with Rockets

    Written by Grant Lucas on Jan 1, 2011

    The new year has come and the Portland Trail Blazers (17-16) look to kick it off in emphatic fashion when they host the Continue Reading

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Trail Blazers vs. Rockets Game Thread

Correct me if I'm wrong, but Portland looks for their 8th straight home win. And at 11-3, the Trail Blazers hold the NBA's 5th best home record, something we desperately strived to achieve after last season's sub-par home record. Not only is this a home game but very important for playoff implications. Both teams have 16 losses but Portland has one extra win. This win would give the Trail Blazers extra cushion for the fight for 8th and a jump start on those all important tie-breakers.

Key to the game is stopping Aaron Brooks. Ever since he became the starter in Houston, we have had fits trying to bottle him up. We must stop him from penetrating and kicking it out to his shooters, Scola, Martin, and Battier. If we can contain Brooks, keep Scola off the offensive glass, and get LA going, it should be 8 in a row at home. Also of note, Chuck Hayes, an undersized but elite post defender is hurt and will be out 2-4 weeks.continue

My Starting 5

Actual score:

Average predicted score:

Player Pts Ast RB
#12   LaMarcus Aldridge 25 2 11
#7   Brandon Roy 0 0 0
#88   Nicolas Batum 21 1 2
#5   Rudy Fernandez 10 2 3
#24   Andre Miller 3 7 6
#33   Dante Cunningham 10 1 3
#8   Patty Mills 14 5 2
#23   Marcus Camby 3 8 13
#1   Armon Johnson 0 0 0
#8   Luke Babbitt 0 0 2
#2   Wesley Matthews 14 3 4
#4   Sean Marks 0 0 1
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