Trail Blazers @ Suns Game Thread
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 01/13/2011 11:23 AM

    What Is The Biggest Key To Victory?
    Aldridge Down Low Against A Weak Phoenix Front Court (9)
     38%
    Containing Nash (5)
     21%
    Getting On Track From 3 (1)
     4%
    Limiting Phoenix's Fast Break (1)
     4%
    Dominating The Paint (8)
     33%



    Portland looks to break a two-game losing streak and go for the season sweep of the Phoenix Suns in one fell swoop. Although the Blazers should be familiar with the Suns, proven by playing them 3 times already this season, but this is the first time they have faced the new look Suns. Gone are Hedo Turkoglu and Jason Richardson and inserted are Vince Carter and Marcin Gortat.

    Phoenix is in spiraling down out of control at the moment and seem like a lock to miss the playoffs. They are 3-10 in their last 13 games, including an embarrassing 34 point drubbing this past Tuesday in Denver. All Portland has to do is show up, generate high quality shots, and knock them down. Honestly, I doubt Phoenix puts up much of a resistance if they get down early, which means it is important to jump out ahead and never look back. LaMarcus Aldridge should have a field day against a weak Phoenix front court and continue his path to the All-Star Game. And if the Trail Blazers can just get Wesley Matthews or Nicolas Batum rolling alongside LA, Portland gets the sweep!
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  1. ClydeFrog
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    Posted 01/13/2011 3:31 PM

    I found on Twitter that Wesley tweaked his ankle in practice. No links, but apparently Patty "Dr. Mills" Mills as Jay Allen pointed out on Twitter, thought Matthews would be fine.
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  1. Herr
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    Posted 01/13/2011 7:00 PM

    Umm... New look Phoenix is only good for the entire league, and not them.  I'm sure Vince Cartar and Gortat are going to help...

    It's easy, just play Blazer defense and feed Aldridge.  I'll be surprised and disappointed if we let this game slip.
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  1. BDawg
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    Posted 01/13/2011 7:19 PM

    Same as always with the current roster...play inside-out, which starts with, but is not limited to, Lamarcus Aldridge.  Attack the cup.  Don't get lulled into a jumpshooting contest with this team, feeding Nash and their high octane offense...especially IN Phoenix
    I am a fan of players that play with PASSION and PRIDE
  1. Tobyus Sanchezo
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    Posted 01/14/2011 4:22 AM

    Keep Nash outta the paint. Hit him if you half to. He's from Canada, he's tough, he can take it.
    I am a fan of multiple All-Stars on the Blazers roster this season!
  1. Kim~
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    Posted 01/14/2011 9:13 AM

    So Tobyus agrees with stop the ball too? :)
     Can't wait to hear the ESPN commentators talk about the "injuries" to Roy and Oden all night .....

    Go Blazers !!!!
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 01/14/2011 10:17 AM

    Via- Blazers PR-

    Wesley Matthews is a game-time decision for tonight's game after spraining his ankle yesterday in practice
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  1. Herr
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    Posted 01/14/2011 10:56 AM

    I'm fine with Wesley sitting out, as long as Rudy penetrates.  He's better at that than WM, and it's not like the Suns are known for great D.
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  1. TayC
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    Posted 01/14/2011 5:33 PM

    If you can dominate down low without question go for it.
    But with this team its all about Nash.
    And now thanks to Nash .... Dragic.
    Nash and Dragic are almost the same player, they take on the same responsibilities when they are switched in and out.
    They control the pace of the game, Nash better than Dragic, but if Nash gets word to play fast paced, its going to pick up, if nash wants to slow it down, then he will.
    The best way to overcome this, in my opinion, is to take that away from them. We need to control the game before Nash can establish his grounds. If we can take away their control of speed of the game, then they wont have much.
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  1. TayC
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    Posted 01/14/2011 8:02 PM

    i have to leave this game right now, but the team is playing very well.
    Aldridge perhaps 30 and 10+
    I am liking all the steals, and even steal attempts, love patty mills, soo small, so fast, so deadly.

    But WOW this REPLAY IS REALLY LAME!!!!!! like the 4time now they have made a call then 30 seconds after they have changed it.
    Go Blazers, First Sweep ssince 95.
    You guys got it.



    OMG What a SHOT!
    GO Patty, nice dime.
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  1. Tobyus Sanchezo
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    Posted 01/14/2011 11:14 PM

    Close game, we were sooo close. Darn that Steve Nash. He swished like a 31 footer to put the Suns up for good, just gotta tip your hat off sometimes. Or do what I said earlier and knock him down.
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  1. Becker24
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    Posted 01/14/2011 11:47 PM

    Too much Nash down the stretch.
  1. TayC
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    Posted 01/16/2011 4:42 PM

    yeah but thats a pathetic excuse for a loss, this team and every other team that plays the suns already knows before hand that nash is the guy you gotta stop
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  1. Kim~
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    Posted 01/17/2011 9:48 AM

    Knowing it, and being able to do it , are 2 different things.
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  1. TayC
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    Posted 01/17/2011 5:23 PM

    in certain cases yes, but still, taking the easy way out........
    I am a fan of The Blazers ♂, the £-Train, and of course, The ¤ King. ™
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