Blazers-Rockets: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

December 6th, 2009 by Busta Bucket Leave a reply »

Box Score

Last night, the Trail Blazers ended their three-game losing streak at a very steep cost. Winning 90-89 over the pesky Rockets isn't worth losing Greg Oden again, for the rest of the season.

This was one of the tighter games Portland has played this season; the score was close throughout. After Oden's departure in the first quarter, guys who we needed to step up did come through. Brandon Roy regained his scoring touch and excellent closing ability. He made Blazer fans believers again, despite the devastating news that Oden was lost for the season.

The injury situation has gotten to a ridiculous point this year. Batum, Outlaw, now Oden, lingering injuries to Rudy and LaMarcus, and even coach Nate got injured this week. It's bizarre, and frankly, emotionally draining. It's tough not to feel like it's us against the world, with the world also delivering season ending blows to the face.


The Good

Obviously having Brandon back on track is going to be huge as we embark on multiple road trips this month. He will now be the undisputed No. 1 option on offense and h ...

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