Trail Blazers vs Hawks Saturday, 03/12/11 AT 04:00PM

  1. Teague, Crawford Lead Charge Past Portland

    Written by Grant Lucas on Mar 12, 2011

    After opening up their road swing with consecutive quality wins in Florida, the Portland Trail Blazers (37-29) could not Continue Reading

  2. Road Trip Wrap Up In Atlanta

    Written by Grant Lucas on Mar 12, 2011

    The Portland Trail Blazers' successful road trip quickly turned sour after falling to the Charlotte Bobcats last night, Continue Reading

  3. Jackson-led Bobcats Blow By Portland, Hold On For Win

    Written by Grant Lucas on Mar 11, 2011

    Similar to last week's matchup at the Rose Garden, the Portland Trail Blazers (37-28) seemed to be running away from the Continue Reading

  4. Local Radio Personalities Headline 'Sportlandia', A New Program

    Written by trailblazers on Mar 11, 2011

    The Trail Blazers online programming venture, Continue Reading

  5. Trail Blazers Sign Center Jarron Collins To Second 10-Day Contract

    Written by caseyholdahl on Mar 11, 2011

    The Portland Trail Blazers have signed center Jarron Collins to a second 10-day contract, it was announced today by General Continue Reading

  6. Foundation Batum Commences With A Soiree

    Written by DHawes22 on Mar 10, 2011

    A soiree to commence Foundation Batum's effort to support women of Africa that are mothers or are expecting children. The Continue Reading

  7. 03.09.11 Trail Blazers Courtside Podcast

    Written by DHawes22 on Mar 10, 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 @ Hawks Game Thread

Coming off of a frustrating loss to the Bobcats, Portland must now find a way to recapture that momentum they earned by beating Orlando and Miami earlier on this trip. The loss to Charlotte now puts the Blazers' backs against the wall. After the way they started out this road trip, anything less than a 3-1 road trip will be looked at as a disappointment. If Portland beats Charlotte, they play with house money in ATL, but now, the pressure swings into their corner. The Hawks, fresh off of their impressive 90-83 victory in Portland back on February 27th and winners of 4 straight over Portland, look to make life difficult for the visiting Trail Blazers.

For Portland to win, the offense simply needs to flow. Against Charlotte, Portland settled for the outside shot, which is not their game. When the Blazers had things in control, they were forcing it down low or running wing players off of curls for easy buckets in the paint. Atlanta likes their one-on-one matchup with Josh Smith defending Aldridge, so Portland must find ways to get LA going so the doubles will come shortly after, opening up the floor for the rest of the team to operate. Both teams only allow 95 points, so if whomever can break the century barrier first has a great shot at walking away victorious. Also, Crawford was the spark for ATL last meeting, Portland saw what another streak, jump shooter could do tonight as Stephen Jackson single-handily brought them back. Get up in Crawford's face and never let him get into a rhythm. Finally, defensive rebound!continue

My Starting 5

Actual score:

Average predicted score:

Player Pts Ast RB
#12   LaMarcus Aldridge 22 7 6
#7   Brandon Roy 16 2 1
#88   Nicolas Batum 5 0 2
#5   Rudy Fernandez 10 1 3
#24   Andre Miller 1 4 3
#8   Patty Mills 0 1 0
#23   Marcus Camby 2 1 3
#1   Armon Johnson 0 1 0
#2   Wesley Matthews 19 1 3
#3   Gerald Wallace 5 2 12
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