Trail Blazers @ Bobcats Game Thread
After sweeping the Sunshine State, Portland heads to Charlotte to visit some old friends. One of them, Joel Przybilla, may not play tomorrow night with an apparent injury to the leg. Add that to the fact that Stephen Jackson is likely to miss yet another game due to a strained right hamstring and Tyrus Thomas will also be unavailable due to a left knee injury. Not only is Charlotte short-handed, but small in stature. Portland needs to take advantage of their size and length and completely own the paint and boards, similar to what they had to do against Orlando without Howard.
The result of this game will be ultimately decided by the Trail Blazers. They are the more talented team, playing with much more to gain and have all the momentum in the world. If they approach this game as a must-win and are prepared with the right mental mindset, look for a similar result as to what occurred last Saturday in Portland where the Blazers cruised to a 93-69 win.continue