Trail Blazers vs Pistons Saturday, 03/16/13 AT 07:00PM

  1. Postgame Notes And Quotes: Crucial Home Win

    Written by ripcitysarah on Mar 16, 2013

    Head Coach Terry Stotts and Damian Lillard after the Trail Blazers beat the Pistons, 112-101, in the final game before a Continue Reading

  2. Aldridge's Big Night Does In Pistons

    Written by erikgundersen on Mar 16, 2013

    Behind 32 points and 12 rebounds from LaMarcus Aldridge, the Trail Blazers (31-34) were able to defeat the Detroit Pistons Continue Reading

  3. Trail Blazers Look To Avenge Early Season Loss To Pistons

    Written by erikgundersen on Mar 16, 2013

    On Saturday the Trail Blazers (30-34) will close out their home stand against the Detroit Pistons (23-44). Tip-off is set Continue Reading

  4. Maynor Helps Lillard Bust Through The Rookie Wall

    Written by erikgundersen on Mar 14, 2013

    While many were searching for a rookie wall for Damian Lillard to run into somewhere a long the way, it appears that in Continue Reading

  5. Trail Blazers And Jazz To Play 2013 Preseason Game In Boise

    Written by trailblazers on Mar 14, 2013

    The Portland Trail Blazers, the NBA hybrid single-affiliate of the NBA Development League’s Idaho Stampede, will host the Continue Reading

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Trail Blazers Vs. Pistons Game Thread

While the Trail Blazers certainly have had their fair share of bad losses this year, look for them to ride the wave of momentum from their 105-90 win over the Knicks and jump out quickly against the Pistons who are losers of seven straight. The key to a quick start is Nicolas Batum. After playing without a brace on his wrist against the Knicks, a more aggressive and assertive Batum showed up. Nic came out with a scorer's mentality, got a few buckets to drop, and finished with 16 points, on 6-10 shooting, to go along with his usual 6 assists 4 rebounds, 2 steals, and 1 block. The team goes as Nic goes. In fact, Portland is 5-1 in games in which Nico scores 26 or more points. Watch the first few minutes closely to see which Trail Blazers squad shows up. Will it be one who is overlooking the slumping Pistons? Or will they play like the team that rattled off 13 straight points on the Knicks in the bat of an eye? If it's the latter, Portland could keep their momentum going right into their next five-game road trip.

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 31 3 12
#88   Nicolas Batum 17 6 5
#8   Luke Babbitt 0 0 0
#2   Wesley Matthews 17 2 3
#4   Nolan Smith 0 0 0
#21   J.J. Hickson 18 2 15
#0   Damian Lillard 14 7 2
#11   Meyers Leonard 2 1 1
#5   Will Barton 2 1 2
#18   Victor Claver 0 0 0
#19   Joel Freeland 8 1 4
#1   Jared Jeffries 0 0 0
#6   Eric Maynor 3 2 1
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