Game 60: Blazers 101, Raptors 87

February 24th, 2010 by Busta Bucket Leave a reply »
So much for Rudy being unhappy. Well, at least for one game.

With the assistance of Andre Miller, Brandon Roy and some good Blazer defense, Portland won a more difficult game on the road against the Toronto Raptors. Actually, this game felt a little easier than the Nets game, and the Raptors are a playoff team.

I guess that confidence they built in New Jersey really is carrying over. They held Toronto to their second lowest scoring output of the year with 87; the Blazers are now 11-3 on the back end of back-to-backs.

This game felt good throughout, less of course the Raptors 13-2 run to end the first half. Besides that, Toronto never really got anything going offensively.

That can perhaps be blamed on the absence of Chris Bosh, or maybe it's just Portland playing focused and determined defense. Either way, Portland won a game that really helps the mood back in Rip City. After losing four of five home games, a win on the road against a playoff team is the remedy we all needed.

My favorite statistical part of this win was the high shooting percentages and the low turnovers. Specifically, the Blazers shot 49 percent, had 25 a ...

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