Game 59: Blazers 102, Nets 93

February 23rd, 2010 by Busta Bucket Leave a reply »

Sometimes a win is just a stepping stone to regaining confidence.

Tonight Portland had to win a road game in New Jersey just to stop the bleeding. Not to say that last weekend's losses were completely devastating, but lately every Blazer loss has taken on a life of its own.

The city is living and dying by the team right now, and with just 23 games left, a win to start the current five-game road trip was a great start.

As is the case in a lot of NBA mismatches, the better team took a big lead, the underdog made a spirited run, and eventually the better team won. Simple enough.

Obviously it would be nice for the Blazers to continue to dominate the Nets, but at this point, the mentally fragile Blazers just needed an opportunity to get clutch shots, free throws, and even some defensive stops.

Yes, it was a win against New Jersey , but we'll take it.

Even though Portland didn't put New Jersey away sooner than the final few minutes, they still won the game for a reason.

The main reason? Turning the ball over just four  times (three according to the box sco ...

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