Trail Blazers vs Jazz Friday, 03/29/13 AT 07:00PM

  1. Postgame Notes And Quotes: Tuned By The Jazz

    Written by ripcitysarah on Mar 29, 2013

    Head Coach Terry Stotts, Damian Lillard and JJ Hickson on Portland's loss to Utah and notes on a fresh franchise record. Continue Reading

  2. Trail Blazers Offense Struggles Late In Loss To Jazz

    Written by erikgundersen on Mar 29, 2013

    The Portland Trail Blazers (33-39) played a solid three and half quarter of basketball on Friday night only to let the Utah Continue Reading

  3. Trail Blazers Look For Second Straight Win Against Jazz

    Written by erikgundersen on Mar 28, 2013

    On Friday night, the Trail Blazers (33-38) welcome the Utah Jazz (36-36) in another meeting of a classic Western Conference Continue Reading

  4. Competitiveness Forges Friendship Between Freeland And Leonard

    Written by erikgundersen on Mar 28, 2013

    In professional sports, competitiveness is not just a virtue one must have, but to be successful, it is a way of life. That Continue Reading

  5. Impressive World Select Team Roster Unveiled For 2013 Nike Hoop Summit

    Written by trailblazers on Mar 25, 2013

    Nike’s roster for the 2013 World Select Team that will compete in the 16th annual Nike Hoop Summit will celebrate the internationalism Continue Reading

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Trail Blazers Vs. Jazz Game Thread

Like Brooklyn, Utah poses matchup problems up front for the Trail Blazers. Brook Lopez went off for 28 points on 12-22 shooting so the Blazers must find a way to slow down Utah's quartet of post players: Al Jefferson, Paul Milsap, Enis Kanter, and Derrick Favors. While Lopez was able to score, he wasn't the decided factor in the outcome. Reggie Evans bullied his way to an astounding 26 rebounds. So it all starts on the glass Friday. Not only will Portland have to win the rebound battle, but they must own the paint. Utah ranks 9th in the NBA in paint buckets, averaging 42.9 a night compared to Portland's 37.2 (28th in the League). If the Trail Blazers can win both categories, they'll walk away with another home victory over the Jazz.

So Rip City, what are your keys to victory? Continue>>>

My Starting 5

Actual score:

Average predicted score:

Player Pts Ast RB
#88   Nicolas Batum 17 4 2
#8   Luke Babbitt 0 0 0
#2   Wesley Matthews 12 2 5
#4   Nolan Smith 0 0 0
#21   J.J. Hickson 17 2 14
#0   Damian Lillard 24 7 2
#11   Meyers Leonard 12 1 3
#5   Will Barton 0 0 0
#18   Victor Claver 6 1 4
#19   Joel Freeland 0 0 4
#1   Jared Jeffries 0 0 0
#3   Sasha Pavlovic 0 0 0
#6   Eric Maynor 7 5 1
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