Trail Blazers 77 @ Clippers 93 Game Thread
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 04/15/2013 11:42 AM



    April 16th, 2013
    7:30 PM | Staples Center | Los Angeles, CA
    Trail Blazers (33-47) At Clippers (54-26)

    What To Watch For

    Lillard's 3-Point Record
    After connecting on four 3-pointers Sunday afternoon in Denver, Damian Lillard has tied Damon Stoudamire's single-season franchise record of 181 made 3-point field goals. Mighty  Mouse accomplished this feat during the 2004-05 season where he went 181-of-490 from downtown -- a 36.9% shooting percentage. Currently, Lillard is shooting nearly the exact same percentage from beyond the arc, as he's made his 181 3's in 491 attempts. Dame has two games left to hit just one 3-pointer, and considering he's played in 80 games this year and has converted at least one 3-pointer in 70 games, I like his chances to break the record over the course Also, there's only been one occurrance this year of Damian failing to make a 3-point field goal in back-to-back games and that took place right before the All-Star Break when the Trail Blazers were facing off against the Magic and Hornets.

    Limit Turnovers
    While a higher-than-average amount of turnovers is to be expected when a team like the Trail Blazers are playing so many young players, they still need to take care of the basketball. Against Denver, Portland gave it away 21 times, and the playoff teams like the Nuggets and Clippers, will make you pay. Against the Nuggets, Portland was sloppy with the basketball during the first 12 minutes of action and fell behind by 16 point heading into the second quarter. Although the Blazers fought their way back to close the gap to as little as two, the first quarter damage proved to be too big of a deficit.

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  1. Tobyus Sanchezo
    Tobyus Sanchezo
    Posts: 1669

    Posted 04/16/2013 7:22 PM

    Let's see some on the ball pressure. Switch on the screens and attack the passing lanes. We don't want Lob City getting airborne.
    I am a fan of multiple All-Stars on the Blazers roster this season!
  1. Tobyus Sanchezo
    Tobyus Sanchezo
    Posts: 1669

    Posted 04/17/2013 3:27 AM

    Like sands through the hourglass, so are these losses in our lives.
    {cue music}
    I am a fan of multiple All-Stars on the Blazers roster this season!
  1. RipCity 14
    RipCity 14
    Posts: 941

    Posted 04/17/2013 7:09 AM

    I don't care that we are losing. Well I do, actually, very much, but I am amazed at our bench. Will Barton has been insane. He can rebound score, pass. Claver is a little on and off, but I like him. Pavlovic has been good as well. He is driving and kicking a bit and hitting threes and flashy layups.

    I am a fan of Raymond Felton. Haha, seriously though I'm a fan of Batum's Lobs and JJ's Slams.
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