Portland Trail Blazers Eke Out Win Over Washington Wizards

March 19th, 2010 by Busta Bucket Leave a reply »
This isn't going to be very long tonight. What should have been a blow out turned out to be a defensively deficient, low scoring, jump shot, chuck-fest on behalf of the Portland Trail Blazers and Washington Wizards.

The Blazers barely escaped with a win on the last second buzzer beater by Brandon Roy. The Wizards have now won zero games out of their last 10. The final score: Blazers 76, Wizards 74.

Whether it was the prolonged time off, the unaccountably nice weather, or a case of indigestion, the Blazers came out with low energy and showed significant complacency on defense. They allowed the Wizards to get easy buckets at the rim and were unable to maintain a significant lead.

The Blazers shot just 32.1 percent and were 2-12 for 16.7 percent from the 3-point line. They grabbed 53 rebounds and only logged 10 assists. The Wizards meanwhile, shot dismally throughout the game as well, but much better at 39 percent than the Blazers.

Once again, the Blazers were outscored 40 to 34 in the paint. If ever there were a game to say "the Blazers didn't deserve this win", tonight would be the night.

In the end however, what mattered ...

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