Game 56: Blazers 109, Clippers 87

February 17th, 2010 by Busta Bucket Leave a reply »
With so much attention being focused on the trade for Marcus Camby today, it was hard to believe there was a game tonight. The long All-Star layoff was very much the hesitation move before an explosive final stretch of the regular season for the Blazers. Even though Portland acquired Camby and Los Angeles acquired Blake and Outlaw, none of the players involved in the trade would play in this game tonight. Despite Portland's need for a center, Camby wasn't yet necessary, as the Blazers used 15 steals, 49 percent shooting, and determined play to disrupt and dismantle the Clippers, winning 109 to 87.

Once again I really feel like I'm in a Blazer daze. Watching this team without Brandon Roy for weeks, acquiring Marcus Camby, losing Blake and Outlaw, and then coming off a long break. It's hard to focus in on what's really going on here. The Blazers got a solid win tonight without their new rent-a-center. When he does suit up, Portland instantly becomes a playoff contender in a big way. Last week, specifically during the Thunder game, it felt like everything in Blazerland was heading in the wrong direction. But now, just a week later, the season has new life, guys now have m ...

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