November 8, 2008

Blazers Sneak One Out Against Minnesota. 97-93

You know that old saying, "Don't play DOWN to your competition"?  Well, someone should have shouted that in the ear of every damn Blazer player tonight.  After rocking Houston the other night, Portland took on the Minnesota Timberwolves and just barely snuck by with a win.  If it wasn't for Brandon Roy and LaMarcus Aldridge AGAIN, I'd have been embarrassed.

Quick highlights and then our take:

Some thoughts in uber exciting bullet format!
  • Blake was still really bad.  A couple of clutch shots, but basically disappeared again.
  • Sergio played!  A lot!  Surprised?
  • Aldridge was slow early on and actually looked to be abused by Jefferson.  Luckily for us he turned it on late and ended up making several key buckets down the stretch.
  • Roy was Roy.  Although he was slow again for 3 quarters, he came up big with a bucket to put the team up with less than 20 seconds to play.
  • Al Jefferson is a freakin' beast.
  • Telfair was as unimpressive as ever.
  • Kevin Love was non-existent.
  • The T-Wolves definitely look like a bottom feeder and the Blazers played down to it.
  • The Rose Garden came up big again.
  • My first game of the year was the real deal.
One a side note, I've got to give a huge thanks to the guys over at Bust A Bucket for hitting me up late with an extra ticket!  I came home after a solid day of college football and beer-ing to an email from Sheed offering up a seat at tonight's mayhem.  How could I resist?

Was very cool to meet some fellow Blazers bloggers and chat about the team, life, and Blazer Dancers.  Hopefully we'll do it again guys.  Thanks!

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