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Dear Hubie Brown,
As a professional announcer, longtime contributor, and close observer of the game of basketball, I’m fairly certain you’re aware of the struggles of our Portland Trail Blazers this season. In the event that you haven’t paid as close of attention, allow me to re-cap: after a 7-2 start that featured energetic and cohesive play, the Blazers have stumbled their way into a 13-20 record since then, including recent embarrassments at the hands of the Celtics and Pacers. A team that began the season winning games by their rebounding, defense, and hustle has, for most of the season, looked about as lively as half of the cast of The Walking Dead.
The team is not without talent: they’ve had convincing wins against the Clippers, Lakers, and Thunder, and close losses to the Thunder and Mavericks. They have almost twice as many wins by twenty-plus points as any other team in the league. They feature an All-Star (LaMarcus Aldridge), a former All-Star (Gerald Wallace), a forme...
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Marcus Camby was slightly frustrated after watching Raymond Felton commit yet another turnover. In great tackling form he took out his frustrations on poor Landry Fields. Being down by 30 points early in the third probably didn’t make matters any better.
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Another Dreadful Performance
It has become almost commonplace of late, but the Portland TrailBlazers put up another dreadful performance last night. The Indiana Pacers led by as many as 30 points in the fourth quarter before clearing the bench and letting the Blazers cut the final margin to 17.
BOXSCORE | RECAP
Indiana 92, Portland Trailblazers 75
When: 7:00 PM ET, Tuesday, March...
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