Found November 29, 2012 on NorthWest Sports Beat:
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Portland continues East Coast slide The Headline: squaring off with the winless Wizards, Portland continues its East Coast losing streak with this new 82-84 loss. Portland Trail Blazers vs. Washington Wizards When: 7:00 ET, Wednesday, November 28, 2012 Where: Verizon Center (Washington D.C.) Officials: Derrick Stafford, David Guthrie, James Williams Attendance: 14,114 Love ‘em Batum back alive Nicolas Batum has been mired in a slump over his last four games, but it looks like he’s finally breaking through. Batum had a solid night, putting up 20 points, four rebounds, three steals and a block. After shooting 36 percent over his cold streak, Batum showed improvement with a 6-15 night. The biggest improvement was from behind the arc, where Batum was 5-10. He was shooting 20 percent on threes during his slump. Hopefully with Batum heating up again, the Portland offense can start rolling again. And hopefully that will result in a win, because Portland could sure use one. Batum’s finally breaking his slump. (Photo: Alex Brandon/AP) Hickson owns With another double-double in the bag, this might have been J.J. Hickson’s best performance of the year. Hickson put up a solid 15 points on 6-8 shooting. He finished the night with a season high 19 rebounds, including nine offensive boards. He tacked on a block and steal for good measure. After some trouble in the paint, Hickson finally had a solid defensive effort under the basket. The Wizards had just 18 points in the paint, the lowest Portland’s given up in quite some time. Hate ‘em 1. East Coast swing woes With their third loss in a row, Portland continues to suffer through its East Coast swing. The Blazers are currently on a seven game East Coast roadtrip, and have kicked things off 0-3. They have been outscored by opponents 268-290. Next up for Portland is Boston (Nov. 30), Cleveland (Dec. 1), Charlotte (Dec. 3) and Indiana (Dec. 5). Only two of those games actually look winnable, but after this game nothing is certain. 2. Matthews hitting cold streak While most of Portland’s starters looked pretty solid in this game, Wesley Matthews had quite a disappointing night. The hot-handed shooting guard shot a putrid 2-10 on the night and was 1-8 from downtown. He finished his night with six points, two rebounds and two steals. CLICK HERE CHECK OUT OUR TRAIL BLAZERS BLOG AT THE NWSB!
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