caseyholdahl

Jan 27

Highlights: Trail Blazers 109, Suns 71

By caseyholdahl Posted in: Blazers, ElliotWilliams, LaMarcusAldridge, MarcusCamby, NicolasBatum, Suns, WesleyMatthews
Blowouts are always a great opportunity to get some highlights in, and the Trail Blazers did just that tonight in their 109-71 victory Friday night against the Phoenix Suns. And that goes double when you're blowing out a team who blew YOU out earlier in the season.

Here are some of the top plays from Friday night's victory, along with some commentary from the players who had a hand in them.

Nicolas Batum: "Just try to be more aggressive. Don't settle for jump shots like I did the last couple of games. I was settling for the jump shot before. Now I just try to go to the rack first and get to the line. I go to the line very often now. I think I've made five or six free throw the last four, five games. Before I got two free throw every game, now I got five or six tonight, five or seven the game before. I am going to the line much more."

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LaMarcus Aldridge: "We watched film and I really saw how they were double-teaming me, so I thought I made some good reads. I thought we did more pick and rolls that got me ducking in for easier shots. We didn't just run postup plays tonight; I got shots off of movement."

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Marcus Camby: "We knew what happened last time we were down there. They kind of embarrassed us on national TV, so that was in the back of our minds. Guys came out and played hard from the tip all the way to the end.

"It's all about getting stops. We were able to get stops, we were able to ignite our break and get a lot of easy buckets."

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Elliot Williams: "Get some run. I got some good quality minutes. I felt good out there. Got my jitters out at the beginning and I started playing pretty well, I think. "I'm trying to go get it! That's what I do. I've got to have a lot of energy out there and that's one of the things I try to bring to the team.

"Just trying to find my niche. If the ball if coming off, I'm going at the rim every time. Hopefully it bounces off, cause I'm going to get it"

5 Comments

  1. Hey Casey, great high lights. I think EW is going to be a force, I am sure glad he is a Blazer

    Hg

    by Hg on 1/27/2012 11:41 PM
  2. Not only does a commercial automatically start to play on the sidebar when I come to this page, but then I have to watch a commercial for EACH of the clips you've posted. Pretty lame.

    by ellipsis914 on 1/28/2012 5:19 AM
  3. Come on ellipsis914. give Casey a break on this, he is just working for a living.

    by Hg on 1/28/2012 9:33 AM
  4. Nah, he's got a point. It's certainly not a perfect system, but it's what we have to work with. I realize no one likes ads, if no one pays for anything, no one works.

    by caseyholdahl on 1/28/2012 10:11 AM
  5. Nevertheless if they pay you have to show the ads.

    by Hg on 1/28/2012 12:07 PM
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