Trail Blazers vs Sixers Saturday, 12/29/12 AT 07:00PM

  1. Postgame Notes And Quotes: Final Contest Of 2012

    Written by ripcitysarah on Dec 29, 2012

    Postgame quotes from Head Coach Terry Stotts and center JJ Hickson following the Trail Blazers' 89-85 defeat of the Philadelphia Continue Reading

  2. Trail Blazers Grind Out Win Against Sixers

    Written by erikgundersen on Dec 29, 2012

    Nicolas Batum had a monster line of 22 points, eight assists and seven rebounds to help lead the Trail Blazers (15-14) to Continue Reading

  3. Trail Blazers Welcome Sixers For First Time

    Written by erikgundersen on Dec 29, 2012

    After falling to an opponent that put things into an extra gear on Friday, the Trail Blazers (14-14) now return to the friendly Continue Reading

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Trail Blazers Vs. 76ers Game Thread

Without Andrew Bynum, the 76ers have focused on taking their game to the perimeter. Philly takes 18 3's per game and makes 37% of their attempts -- good enough for 8th in the NBA. That means the Trail Blazers must close out on shooters such as Jason Richardson, Nick Young, Dorrell Wright, Jrue Holiday, and even Spencer Hawes. The one thing about Philly's shooters is they are extrmely streaky. We've all seen first hand what J-Rich is capable of as we witnessed him single-handily take over the 2010 playoff series when he was in Phoenix and Young who has scored 20+ in single quarters on more then one occasion. This means Portland must fight through screens and go over the top of the pick and rool, rather then underneath which would allow for more open looks.

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 5
#88   Nicolas Batum 22 8 7
#8   Luke Babbitt 2 0 4
#4   Nolan Smith 0 0 0
#21   J.J. Hickson 17 1 13
#0   Damian Lillard 20 0 0
#11   Meyers Leonard 4 0 4
#5   Will Barton 0 1 2
#18   Victor Claver 8 1 3
#19   Joel Freeland 0 0 0
#1   Jared Jeffries 0 0 0
#24   Ronnie Price 1 4 1
#3   Sasha Pavlovic 0 0 0
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