Trail Blazers vs Jazz Saturday, 02/02/13 AT 07:00PM

  1. Postgame Notes And Quotes: It's A Draw

    Written by ripcitysarah on Feb 2, 2013

    Head Coach Terry Stotts, LaMarcus Aldridge, Nolan Smith and Nicolas Batum following Portland's 105-99 victory in the Rose Continue Reading

  2. Double-Doubles, Bench Help Trail Blazers Beat Jazz 105-99

    Written by erikgundersen on Feb 2, 2013

    Double-Doubles from JJ Hickson, LaMarcus Aldridge and Nicolas Batum as well as significant contributions from the bench Continue Reading

  3. Trail Blazers Look To Even Up Back To Back

    Written by erikgundersen on Feb 2, 2013

    Tonight the Trail Blazers (23-23) will look to even the score in their back-to-back against the Utah Jazz (26-21) at the Continue Reading

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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 Vs. Jazz Game Thread

While the Jazz shot a sub-par 4-15 from beyond the arc in the win, they will continue to get open looks as the Trail Blazers will most likely double-down on the Utah's bigs, mainly Al Jefferson and Paul Milsap. Utah was able to jump out to a 15-point halftime lead large in part to their dominance down low, doubling up Portland in the paint, 32-16, at the half. This is when Coach Stotts went to the double and it worked. Had the Blazers even shot their average from the floor, they walk out of Salt Lake City as victors. Randy Foye shot the majority of their 3's (3-11) so he could be the X-Factor Saturday. He'll get his looks, and if he's on, it'll be an uphill climb for Rip City as they'll have to pick their poison; Either throw an extra defender to help protect the paint and leave a shooter like Foye open or take your chances defending their bigs with only one defender. If Portland can hold Utah to sub-30% from 3 once again, this time the outcome will be more favorable.
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 18 1 11
#88   Nicolas Batum 12 9 10
#8   Luke Babbitt 8 0 5
#2   Wesley Matthews 0 0 0
#4   Nolan Smith 13 2 1
#21   J.J. Hickson 21 2 11
#0   Damian Lillard 23 8 3
#11   Meyers Leonard 0 0 2
#5   Will Barton 7 2 3
#18   Victor Claver 3 1 3
#19   Joel Freeland 0 0 0
#1   Jared Jeffries 0 0 0
#3   Sasha Pavlovic 0 0 0
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