Game 67: Portland Trail Blazers 110, Golden State Warriors 105

March 12th, 2010 by Busta Bucket Leave a reply »

Ahem. Excuse me.

Last night against the Warriors, Brandon Roy reached another milestone in his young, phenomenal career—he finally beat the Warriors in Oracle Arena.

The Portland Trail Blazers came into Oakland, California having not won there since 2004. On the back of Brandon Roy, who had 24 first half points and 41 overall, the Blazers finally beat the Golden State Warriors in Oakland: 110 to 105.

By no means pretty (16 turnovers) or efficient (shooting 41.9 as a team), the Blazers managed to pull off another much needed win over a sub-.500 team, keeping their playoff hope alive.

The Blazers are now .5 games behind San Antonio Spurs for the 7th seed in the West.

The first half was a run and gun streak fest where the Blazers played the Warriors small, fast style and failed miserably. The Blazers usually efficient defense was nowhere to be found as the Warriors were allowed 28 and 32 points in the first and second quarters respectively.

The teams best defender Nicolas Batum struggled especially on defense. He played 20 minutes in the contest ...

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