Aside from the incredible game put together from Nicolas Batum, there aren't too many positive notes that can be brought up after this loss to the Lakers. It's becoming increasingly difficult to write recaps with Roy out because it's becoming increasingly difficult to actually think this team can win without him. Think about the Cavs losing LeBron, would anyone expect them to win?
Instead of the normal recap, we're going straight to the bullets and plus/minus on this one.
Game thoughts in fantastical bulleted format:
- Is anyone surprised by this outcome?
- Aldridge was hot early, but what happened in the second half?
- Nicolas Batum!
- Blake...not a good night for you my friend.
- Travis "Doubtlaw" was his normal self again.
- The Blazers have no answer for Kobe, even with Roy.
- How bad is Bynum?
- Pretty solid effort from Oden tonight. Nice work big guy!
- Gasol got dunked on 4 times in the first half.
- Then took over in the second half.
- Not looking forward to Tuesday night.