Found January 13, 2012 on
...plus, LaMarcus Aldridge's ice baths, the tallest coach in Blazers history, and a little Blazers travel talk.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
After initially thinking he would feature a small lineup that includes Nicolas Batum, coach Nate McMillan changed his mind.
The Blazers got whacked 34-18 in the 4th quarter and it cost them dearly last night against the Spurs. LaMarcus Aldridge led the way for the Blazers in this game with 29 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 1 blocked shot. Raymond Felton only shot 6 of 17 from the floor but he still finished up with 13 points, 1 rebound, 7 assists, 5 steals and 1 blocked shot. Gerald Wallace...
Dwight Howard had 13 points and 13 rebounds and the Orlando Magic survived a late rally to hand the Portland Trail Blazers their first loss at home, 107-104 on Wednesday night.
The Blazers closed in on the Magic when Nicolas Batum's layup and LaMarcus Aldridge's wide-open jumper made it 96-93 with 2:38 left. Hedo Turkoglu answered for Orlando with a layup and a 3-pointer...
Who do you think should be the Blazers' No. 1 small forward going forward?
The Blazers lost to the Spurs 99-83; center Marcus Camby went down with a sprained left ankle; and contract talks between the team and Nicolas Batum hit a snag.
Trail Blazers (7-3) at Spurs (7-4)
5:30 p.m. Friday at AT&T Center
TV on CSN; radio on KXTG 750
Jan 13-8:30 PM ET
7-3 (1-2 V)
7-4 (7-0 H)
Matchup | Preview
The Blazers center appears to have stepped on the foot of Spurs guard Kawhi Leonard with just more than four minutes left in the first half.
The Blazers begin their six-game road trip with a game against Tim Duncan and the Spurs at 5:30 p.m. Friday.
The Blazers take on Kyle Lowry and the Rockets at 5 p.m. Saturday.