Trail Blazers @ Clippers Game Thread
Despite losing the rebound battle 41-32 to the Clippers, the Trail Blazers managed to eek out a 101-100 victory largely in part to their brilliance at the foul line. Portland went to the line 21 times and converted 20 times -- an astounding 95.2% from the stripe. As The Schonz says, "You've got to make your free throws!" and the Trail Blazers obliged. Los Angeles was good at the stripe themselves, going 13-for-17, but in a one-point game, every basket is magnified and none are easier then a freebie. The Blazers shot the ball extremely well -- 35-75 from the field and 11-25 from 3 -- but if their shot isn't falling at Staples Sunday night, it is imperative for Rip City to attack, attack, attack. The best way to stay in a game, especially on the road, is to live at the line.
So Rip City, what are your keys to victory?Continue>>>