Every morning, we'll give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: The Blazers free fall continues
A month seems like, well, a lot longer than a month in this insane NBA season. And it has only been a month since the Blazers were the best team out West. But the Blazers haven't just come crashing to earth, they've falling through the upper crust of the earth, leaving one of those cartoonish person-shaped holes behind.
Portland is 4-6 in February after blowing an 18 point lead to Chris Paul (13 4th quarter points) and the Clippers. They have fallen to just one game above .500 and they are currently on the outside of the playoff race looking in. Without Aldridge, the Blazers built a nice lead over the cold Clips behind Nicolas Batum. But his last basket came early in the third quarter. Raymond Felton dropped a goose-egg and Gerald Wallace was only 2-7 in 42 minutes.
Those three guys have to play their best basketball without Al...