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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.
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Portland Trail Blazers center Marcus Camby is day-to-day after injuring his ankle in Friday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs.Camby’s X-rays came back negative. He’s averaging 3.4 points and leads the team with 8.2 rebounds per game.
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.
A sprained left ankle will keep veteran center on sideline while Blazers play Saturday in his hometown of Houston. McMillan says he is leaning toward going small, with Nicolas Batum moving into starting lineup.
State of the Portland Trail Blazers. Steve Lee our man with his pulse on the Trailblazers NBA Hoops beat is back with another edition of the Notebook. The January 15, 2012 edition. The next four stops on the road trip the Blazers will square off against New Orleans, Atlanta, Toronto and Detroit. The Marcus Camby injury hurts. LaMarcus Aldridge and Wesley Matthews are leading Rip City.
After initially thinking he would feature a small lineup that includes Nicolas Batum, coach Nate McMillan changed his mind.
Nicolas Batum would prefer to sign a contract extension and remain with the Blazers beyond this season.
Jason Green weighs in with his Portland Trailblazers vs. Houston Rockets Saturday NBA basketball Preview and a free nba prediction to boot. NBA odds favor the Blazers by 2. The Blazers' offense will play much better than they did against San Antonio, as Houston only ranks 24th in the league in opponents' points allowed. With Marcus Camby out LeMarcus Aldridge and Gerald...
Veteran center Marcus Camby suffers a sprained ankle; LaMarcus Aldridge leads Portland with 29 points in the loss.
On top of Dwyane Wade‘s ankle injury, Marcus Camby also suffered a sprained wheel and will probably miss some time. From the Oregonian: Trail Blazers center Marcus Camby said he is in “a lot of pain” and unable to put weight on his left ankle after it rolled during the second quarter Friday night in…
The fourth-year forward can be so dang enticing and exciting that it's tempting to open the vault for him. But at the same time, it's so frustrating that nights like Houston don't happen more regularly.
The Blazers have until Jan. 23 to extend Nicolas Batum.
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After opening the season in impressive fashion, back-to-back losses have muted some of the good vibes surrounding the Portland Trail Blazers' start. Adding to the disappointment, the team may have one of its top defensive players unavailable for a little while.
The Blazers are expected to be without center Marcus Camby as they try to avoid a third straight loss Saturday night...
The Trailblazers left everything they had on the court last night and they came up just a tad short. Nicolas Batum (29 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 4 blocked shots in 42 minutes) and LaMarcus Aldridge (22 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal and 2 blocked shots) led the way for the Blazers in this game. Raymond Felton also had a solid game with 13 points, 4 rebounds...
Portland Trailblazers blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his Love’Em & Hate’Em column for the Blazers vs. Houston Rockets game on Saturday night. Kyle Lowry collected 33 points, nine assists and eight rebounds and Chase Budinger scored 18 points for the Rockets. Nicolas Batum scored 29 points off the bench to lead Portland.