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Let's just go ahead and pin this game on LaMarcus Aldridge. Critiquing and blasting Aldridge is likely to become a trending topic on this blog very soon if he keeps up this...well whatever it is he's attempting to do on the basketball court. Last night he gave Anderson Varajao his 2nd 20 point game ever. Let me type that one more time. 2nd 20 point game ever. Again?
2nd 20 point game ever.
Here is your basic LaMarcus Aldridge performance. Show up in the first quarter, have your numbered called a ton to establish an inside presence. Shoot 5-10 fadeaways. If they drop, "Yay! My stats will look awesome at the end of the game." If they don't drop, "Oh well, no one will blame me since Brandon has the ball at the end of the game anyway." Second quarter starts, and number stops being called so let's just grab a couple of defensive rebounds here or there. We'll also allow the below average player we are guarding to shoot uncontested jumpers or we'll just practice turning our head on defense so said average player can get layups instead. Third quarter starts...same as second quarter. Fourth quarter starts...same as second and third quarters. Game over. -11.
People can bag on Oden all day for his injury woes, but at least the guy plays his heart out and looks like he cares 100% of the time.
Recap. Box Score...
- Blazers just realizing this season is going to suck? [Jason Quick]
- Difference maker: Anderson Varajao. [Waiting for Next Year]
- Full game recap from Dave. [BlazersEdge]
- Enemy recap #1. [Cavs: The Blog]
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