Portland Trailblazers: A Picture of Spirit and Grit

January 9th, 2010 by Joshua Shannon Leave a reply »
1,787 days.  42,888 hours.  That much time should create a healthy hunger.

However, the emaciated Lakers of Los Angeles have not won in the Rose Garden since February 17, 2005 (longest streak in the NBA).

Tonight at the Rose Garden, the shorthanded Trailblazers did it again.  In gritty fashion the Blazers, led by Brandon Roy's 32 points, beat up on Kobe and his Lakers 107-98.  This, despite being the league's most beleaguered team playing against the NBA's most prolific offensive scorer. 

And they did it in efficient fashion, shooting 50.7 percent.  The Lakers took 95 shots to the Blazers 69 and could not reach the century mark.  Another interesting stat is the shot comparison of Roy and Bryant: Both scored 32 points, but Brandon Roy only needed 11 shots while Kobe took 37.  

But this isn't the biggest surprise if you're a Blazermaniac...

As everyone in the NBA world knows, the Blazers have suffered immense injuries.  So much so, that they should open a triage unit in the bowels of the R.G.  But they continue to win.

Brandon Roy is the only remaining starter left from last year's playoff squad.  This t ...

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