Portland Trailblazers-Detroit Pistons: Brandon Roy Needs Help in the Fourth

November 19th, 2009 by Drew Barton Leave a reply »
The excitement in the air was palpable. These Blazers were coming off a 4-1 road trip that included a road win over the Hornets. In some ways, that brought relief. After all, the season got off to a rugged start with two home losses that both ended in heart-breaking fashion. Unlike last year when every close game was closed out by Brandon Roy, LaMarcus Aldridge, Travis Outlaw, Joel Przybilla, and Steve Blake in victorious fashion, the losses to Atlanta and Denver felt like chokes.
That is not a word normally associated with Brandon Roy's Blazers and the murmuring had been getting loud. This year's Blazer edition was expected to contend, not give away games. With Roy and Aldridge coming off major contract extensions, Greg Oden expected to be more like the player drafted than last year's surgery-slowed big man, and the return of Martell Webster from injury, all the pieces were in place. The road trip went a long way towards leading the fan base to think that this was the team we thought we had. Time for the tip-off. Suddenly, everything was clicking. Detroit was staying in the game, but once more we saw Aldridge asserting himself.

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