Trail Blazers vs. Cavaliers Game Thread
After holding off the Mavericks in a 104-101 shootout, Portland must now make sure they don't lose momentum this time around. After sweeping Florida, the team was flying high, but quickly fell back down to earth after dropping two, winnable games. Once again, Portland is coming off of a major victory over one of the top 5 teams in the League with two teams coming into the Rose Garden that will be enter as heavy underdogs.
Watch this game closely. Look at the players and see if their intensity is there. Are they fired up after plays? Are bodies all over the court diving for loose balls? If the answer is yes, then our Blazers are back. We simply can not keep playing down to the level of our competition. At 12-53, Cleveland is already eliminated from the playoffs and has nothing to play for. If you put them away early, what's their motivation to fight back? The ultimate key to this game is getting off to a hot start.continue