Found December 30, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
By Stephen Alexander, The Sports Xchange PORTLAND, Ore. -- Saturday night's game between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Philadelphia 76ers was a dogfight through the first three quarters. But spurred by a 7-0 run to open the fourth quarter, the Blazers went on to an 89-85 win. “We struggled to score (in the fourth quarter),” 76ers coach Doug Collins said after Portland led 70-67 at the end of the third quarter. “We haven’t been a team that’s come back in the fourth quarter yet this year. We’ve won one game when we were behind after three (quarters), and I don’t think we’ve lost when we’re ahead. We’re a team that doesn’t get points that easy.” But the win at the Rose Garden before 20,569 fans may have come at a very high cost. With 9:01 remaining, Portland center Myers Leonard went up for a rebound and the Blazers No. 11 draft pick came down hard on his right leg. The video replay appeared to show Leonard's leg locking and bending backward. Blazers coach Terry Stott
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Biggest ‘What-If’ questions in Portland Trail Blazers history

What if? It’s no secret that the Portland Trail Blazers have been through some rough situations throughout the years. Some have been out of their control, and some have been self-inflicted; but they’ve all made fans wonder what could have been if things had gone differently. ESPN recently aired their documentary “Going Big” about the Trail Blazers drafting center Sam Bowie...

Five New Year’s resolutions for the Portland Trail Blazers

What will 2013 hold? The New Year is upon us, and it’s time for the obligatory resolutions that will help us all turn over a new leaf. Everybody can make changes in their lives to help better themselves, and the Portland Trail Blazers are no exception. When the Blazers entered the 2012-13 season, nobody quite knew what to expect. While there are a still a number of questions surrounding...

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Portland Trail Blazers prediction and preview

Home sweet home The Portland Trail Blazers play host to the Philadelphia 76ers Saturday night, but following the contest at the Rose Garden, the team will take off for a four-game road trip. Matchup: Portland (14-14) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (14-16) Venue: Rose Garden Arena Time: 7:00 PM PT Date: Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 The 76ers have underperformed this season, but they’re a good...

Warriors Jarret Jack Threw Dorell Wright’s Shoe Into the Crowd (Video)

Jarret Jack knows that if you aren't cheating you aren't trying.  He tossed 76ers forward Dorell Wright's shoe into the 10th row and then hit a deep 3 pointer to top it off.  Not to mention the Warriors moved to 20-10 with their win over the 76ers last night.  All in all it was a successful night for Jack and his teammates who got a great laugh in after the shoe toss...

Portland Trail Blazers vs. New York Knicks prediction and preview

On the Road Again The Portland Trail Blazers will be hitting the road after vanquishing the Philadelphia 76ers at home to put their record once again above .500 on the season (15-14). They will need to play particularly well on their road streak, however, to keep their heads above the water; especially when considering their first game on this road trip is against the New York Knicks...
SWEEP THE COURT

Jack throws Wright's shoe into the stands

Tweet How do you slow down an NBA opponent on a fast break? Throw their shoe into the stands, which is what Golden State Warriors guard Jarrett Jack did to former Warriors and current 76ers player Dorell Wright Friday night after Wright lost his right shoe while recovering a lose ball: So does that count [...]

Trail Blazers 89, 76ers 85

Saturday night's game between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Philadelphia 76ers was a dogfight throughout. The game came down to the last half of the fourth quarter before the Blazers finally pulled out an 89-85 victory. The win may have come at a very high cost, though. With 9:01 remaining, Portland center Myers Leonard went up for a rebound and the Blazers No. 11 draft...

Jarret Jack found Dorell Wright’s footless shoe on the court, tossed it into the stands

http://youtu.be/RGlXa9PlObk Golden State guard Jarret Jack knows that loose objects on the court are a hazard to players and officials alike, and when you come across a hazardous object like a shoe without a foot in it, you do the the most reasonable thing possible at that moment. You throw it 10 rows deep into the stands. In the name of safety, of course. During the Warriors-Sixers...

Jarret Jack throws Dorell Wright's right shoe into stands (Video)

Seriously, who throws a shoe?That's probably what Philadelphia 76ers forward Dorell Wright was thinking when he had his left shoe thrown into the stands by Warriors guard Jarrett Jack on Friday night.It happened as Wright lost his shoe during fastbreak attempt in the second quarter and keep an eye on Jack as he tracks down the shoe and tosses it into the stands beneath the basket...

76ers-Trail Blazers Preview

While they've struggled to win on the road, the Portland Trail Blazers have had few problems lately at home. The Blazers will seek a seventh consecutive victory at the Rose Garden on Saturday night when they welcome the Philadelphia 76ers, who've lost 10 of 14 overall. After winning six of its previous seven games, Portland (14-14) was hardly competitive in a 104-87 loss...

Jarrett Jack Throws Opponent’s Shoe Into The Stands

Dorell Wright of the Philadelphia 76ers lost his shoe during a play in their game against the Golden State Warriors and Jarrett Jack took advantage of the situation, sort of. Jarrett picked up the shoe and tossed it in the stands, because he isn’t that nice of a guy. [The Big Lead] Article found on: Cosby Sweaters

Jarrett Jack Throws Dorell Wright’s Shoe Into Crowd

Sixers’ Dorell Wright lost his shoe during the first half against the Warriors and Jarrett Jack made sure to keep him impaired as long as possible as he tossed the sneaker into the crowd only to come down on offense to drill a three pointer:
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.