Trail Blazers vs Heat Thursday, 01/10/13 AT 07:30PM

  1. Postgame Notes And Quotes: BEAT THE HEAT

    Written by ripcitysarah on Jan 11, 2013

    Postgame quotes following Portland's huge 92-90 defeat of Miami from Head Coach Terry Stotts, LaMarcus Aldridge and Wesley Continue Reading

  2. Batum Sparks Comeback For Dramatic Win Over Heat

    Written by erikgundersen on Jan 10, 2013

    The Trail Blazers (20-15) had to hang tough against a championship opponent. They were losing but they never lost their Continue Reading

  3. Trail Blazers Integrate Papa John's Special Offers Into Digital Platforms

    Written by trailblazers on Jan 10, 2013

    Fans that log-on to Continue Reading

  4. Trail Blazers Look To Continue Home Success Against Heat

    Written by erikgundersen on Jan 9, 2013

    The Trail Blazers (18-14, 7th in West) welcome LeBron James and the defending champion NBA Champion Miami Heat (23-10, 1st Continue Reading

  5. News From Around The World: January 9

    Written by DHawes22 on Jan 9, 2013

    Included in today's topics are Aldridge returns to practice, will play against Miami, Lillard still atop every rookie ranking, Continue Reading

  6. Trail Blazers Recall Nolan Smith And Will Barton From Idaho Stampede

    Written by trailblazers on Jan 9, 2013

    Portland assigned Smith and Barton to the Stampede on Sunday, Jan. 6. The guards played in both of Idaho’s games at the Continue Reading

  7. News From Around The World: January 8

    Written by DHawes22 on Jan 8, 2013

    Included in today's topics are Trail Blazers win their eighth straight at home, stay undefeated in OT in win over Orlando, Continue Reading

  8. Harry Glickman Nominated For Naismith Basketball Hall Of Fame Class Of 2013

    Written by trailblazers on Jan 8, 2013

    Trail Blazers Founder Harry Glickman has been nominated for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s Class Continue Reading

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Trail Blazers Vs Heat Game Thread

The Trail Blazers have won eight straight games at the Rose Garden and everyone knows when that place is rockin', Portland is very difficult to beat. While Miami boasts the East's best record (23-9), they are a pedestrian 7-6 away from the comforts of South Beach. Now the Blazers aren't fortunate enough to get the Heat on the second night of a back-to-back, but Miami still must play at Indiana Tuesday night then fly across country to the Rose City. Portland has two days off in-between games after playing five games in seven nights. The crowd is going to be amped up for this one as only the Lakers visiting town could create more of a frenzy then the defending World Champs. If the team comes out and feed's on the crowd's energy, the thought of playoff basketball becomes more of a reality.

So Rip City, what are your keys to victory?Continue>>>

My Starting 5

Actual score:

Average predicted score:

Player Pts Ast RB
#12   LaMarcus Aldridge 20 1 15
#88   Nicolas Batum 28 5 7
#8   Luke Babbitt 0 0 0
#2   Wesley Matthews 18 2 4
#4   Nolan Smith 0 0 0
#21   J.J. Hickson 8 1 10
#0   Damian Lillard 10 8 3
#5   Will Barton 0 0 0
#18   Victor Claver 0 0 0
#19   Joel Freeland 0 0 3
#1   Jared Jeffries 0 0 2
#24   Ronnie Price 5 0 0
#3   Sasha Pavlovic 3 1 1
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