Trail Blazers vs Jazz Friday, 02/01/13 AT 06:00PM

  1. Lillard's 26, Late Comeback Not Enough In Utah

    Written by erikgundersen on Feb 1, 2013

    Damian Lillard's Utah homecoming did not go as planned. Lillard had 26 points and five assists but it wasn't enough as the Continue Reading

  2. Damian Lillard Named Kia Western Conference Rookie Of The Month For January

    Written by caseyholdahl on Feb 1, 2013

    Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard was named Kia NBA Western Conference Rookie of the Month for January, it was Continue Reading

  3. Playoff Implications Highlight Back-To-Back With Jazz

    Written by erikgundersen on Jan 31, 2013

    Friday night is the first of an extremely important back-to-back between the Portland Trail Blazers (23-22) and the Utah Continue Reading

  4. Damian Lillard Named To BBVA Rising Stars Challenge Game At NBA All-Star Weekend

    Written by trailblazers on Jan 30, 2013

    Portland Trail Blazers rookie guard Damian Lillard was selected as a participant in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge game Continue Reading

  5. LaMarcus Aldridge Named To 2013 NBA Western Conference All-Star Team

    Written by trailblazers on Jan 24, 2013

    Portland Trail Blazers forward/center LaMarcus Aldridge was named a 2013 NBA All-Star reserve by a vote of Western Conference Continue Reading

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Trail Blazers @ Jazz Game Thread

Playing in Salt Lake City has never been an easy task for the rest of the NBA, but especially for the Trail Blazers who are just 2-10 in their 12 trips to the Salt Palace since LaMarcus Aldridge's rookie year. Like Portland, Utah has a rabid fan base and they can smell blood in the water. If the Trail Blazers come out lackadaisical and turn the ball over, give up easy buckets or commit silly fouls, it will snowball and it'll happen in the bat of an eye. It's important for the Trail Blazers to weather the early storm and stay within striking distance early on. Portland can't win this game in the first 12 minutes, but they can certainly lose it if they don't come out of the gates ready. For this to happen, the Blazers must dump it inside to LA and play inside-out. 3-pointers are great, but the way you win on the road is by living at the line and controlling the paint.
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 16 4 10
#88   Nicolas Batum 5 3 6
#8   Luke Babbitt 6 0 5
#2   Wesley Matthews 9 0 3
#4   Nolan Smith 0 1 0
#21   J.J. Hickson 11 0 6
#0   Damian Lillard 26 5 3
#11   Meyers Leonard 0 0 0
#5   Will Barton 2 0 2
#18   Victor Claver 0 0 2
#1   Jared Jeffries 0 0 2
#24   Ronnie Price 2 2 1
#3   Sasha Pavlovic 0 0 0
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