Found May 10, 2013 on
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Portland Trail Blazers
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There is no reason to mince words. Tony Allen would be a great fit with the Portland Trail Blazers, and fans should hope that Neil Olshey aggressively pursues him in free agency. The Blazers have a desperate need for an elite defender like Allen. In fact, the Blazers’ defensive rating was among the league's worst this season. By allowing 106 point per 100 possessions, the only teams below Portland were the New Orleans Hornets, Sacramento Kings, and Charlotte Bobcats. The Orlando Magic were better than the Blazers at defense this year and finished with only 20 wins. These are not the teams that the Blazers want to be associated with on either side of the ball.
Allen would be able to bolster Portland's defense drastically. He is a perennial DPOY candidate, and was voted by NBA GMs in the 2011-2012 season as the league's best perimeter defender. Alongside the length of Nicolas Batum, Allen would make the Rose Garden a nightmare for opposing guards and forwards.
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The Miami Heat answered the Chicago Bulls in a big way in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series on Wednesday.
The final score was 115-78 .
The Heat dished out a lesson of frustration to Bulls center Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson.
Both players were ejected from the game in the fourth after racking up two technical fouls.
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It was the biggest postseason win in Miami Heat history, and the biggest postseason loss in Chicago Bulls history.
And it might have been actually worse than that sounds.
Ray Allen scored 21 points in only 19 minutes, LeBron James finished with 19 points and nine assists, and the Heat led by as many as 46 points on the way to a 115-78 victory on Wednesday night in Game 2 of their...