Blazers-Raptors Recap and Going Forward

March 15th, 2010 by Busta Bucket Leave a reply »
First of all, I have to give some serious credit to the Blazers for the work they've done over the last seven days. Following a disappointing loss in Denver last Sunday, the Blazers went on to beat the Kings at home, then Golden State and Sacramento on the road, and finished off the stretch with a win tonight at home against Toronto. Sophia recapped the first three wins here , here and here . I'll discuss tonight's victory and a few other home stretch topics.

Tonight, a struggling but always dangerous Raptors team entered the Rose Garden to end their four-game road trip. Toronto had lost all three of the previous games which always seems to be a recipe for heightened play against Portland. I figured the Blazers would be in for a high scoring game and potentially a disappointing one if things didn't go our way.

The game started out very strangely; Toronto couldn't miss a shot but they also couldn't get a defensive rebound. LaMarcus Aldridge had six rebounds in the first 3:30 and had 10 points and seven rebounds soon after. LA got it going early and the Blazers capitalized on poor Raptor defense. Despite Toronto shooting lights out all night, including 62% in ...

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