Game 36: Clippers 105, Blazers 95

January 5th, 2010 by Busta Bucket Leave a reply »
Lack of personnel for the Trail Blazers hadn't been a problem lately, but last night Portland finally tripped up and fell to the Clippers in Los Angeles.

Brandon Roy was covered like a glove, but the scrappy Blazers put together a solid effort before eventually falling short 105-95.

This was the type of game that presumably would have ended in a loss during the Blazers' recent stretch of wins. Guys played hard, but ultimately, they did not have enough talent and size was on the court. Somehow the Blazers managed to win a lot of those games, probably due to confusing matchups and pure surprise by the opponent.

The bottom line is that the Clippers learned from their mistakes last week. They made Roy their top priority and shut him down completely. The Clippers also used their massive size advantage by outrebounding Portland 38-29.

Marcus Camby played a great defensive game. Chris Kaman dominated at times in the paint, and Ricky Davis capped things off offensively with some showboating to boot.

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The Good

The Blazers were absolutely bare bones last night. Half the team is already ...

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