Warriors-Blazers: Golden State Stops Portland 108-94

November 21st, 2009 by Busta Bucket Leave a reply »

I'm really starting to wonder.

It's been a strange first 14 games in Portland this season. We've had success overall, but against who? A lot of terrible teams.

The Blazers have played well below what they are capable of achieving. Luckily, those bad games against bad teams ended up as wins.

But tonight? All the glaring weaknesses, from coaching to execution, were fully magnified.

What the Hell was that tonight?

Don't get me wrong, the first quarter was excellent. The Blazers went right at Mikki Moore and Oden got him in foul trouble early. Greg looked aggressive, capable and willing to score and rebound.

Brandon was hitting, things were smooth like they should be. Then LaMarcus and Greg got two fouls and were yanked from the game. Our two best big men, guys who can change the entire game with tempo and skill, were not playing.

That's when the meltdown started. The Blazers looked completely atrocious in the second quarter. They were stagnant on offense and unwilling on defense. An incredible 10 turnovers in one quarter! It's really amazing that Portland ev ...

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