Trail Blazers vs Lakers Wednesday, 04/10/13 AT 07:00PM

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  1. Postgame Notes And Quotes: Lillard vs. Kobe

    Written by ripcitysarah on Apr 10, 2013

    Head Coach Terry Stotts, LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard on Portland's hard-fought game against the Lakers and notes Continue Reading

  2. Lakers Outlast Trail Blazers In Epic Shootout

    Written by erikgundersen on Apr 10, 2013

    The Los Angeles Lakers (42-37) were able to outlast the Portland Trail Blazers (33-45) in a classic Old West shootout. The Continue Reading

  3. Lillard Receives Kia Community Assist Award

    Written by trailblazers on Apr 9, 2013

    Trail Blazers rookie Damian Lillard has been named the recipient of the NBA’s “Kia Community Assist Award” for March in Continue Reading

  4. Barton Likely To Start As Trail Blazers Look To Stop Skid, Beat LA

    Written by erikgundersen on Apr 9, 2013

    The Portland Trail Blazers (33-45) will look to snap an eight game losing streak on Wednesday night when they take on the Continue Reading

  5. Damian Lillard Named Kia NBA Western Conference Rookie Of The Month For March

    Written by trailblazers on Apr 5, 2013

    Lillard, 22, paced all rookies with 21.3 points, 6.8 assists, 119 field goals, 42 3-pointers and 61 free throws made to Continue Reading

  6. Trail Blazers Tip-Off 'Wednesday Night Poster Series' This Week

    Written by trailblazers on Jan 22, 2013

    Each of the six remaining Wednesday night home games will feature a new poster, which will be distributed to the first 10,000 Continue Reading

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Trail Blazers Vs. Lakers Game Thread


After answering opportunity's knock when Matthews went down with an ankle injury, Will Barton will look to take the next step in his maturation process. The rook filled in admirably Sunday night, scoring 22 points, grabbing 13 rebounds, handing out 6 assists, and playing the passing lanes to the tune of 3 steals all in a reserve role. It was his spark, his energy, and his fight that led the comeback against Dallas. But all NBA players are talented and are capable of putting up big performances at least once in their careers. Was his outing on Sunday a one-time deal or can the Thrill sustain his level of play? It appears that Wesley Matthews will not play and that Barton will likely get the start so keep a close on him. Does he try to do too much? Will he be star-struck going up against Kobe, a player he admires? Or is Will going to add onto his Dallas performance? Only time will tell, but don't be shocked if Will brings the Rose Garden to their feet once more. He doesn't lack confidence, so don't expect him to be in awe of the limelight. If Barton can get into the passing lanes early on, leading to a few easy transition buckets, that could take away an nerves and really ignite another big night.

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Player Pts Ast RB
#12   LaMarcus Aldridge 17 2 16
#8   Luke Babbitt 12 1 5
#4   Nolan Smith 0 0 0
#21   J.J. Hickson 0 0 0
#0   Damian Lillard 38 9 1
#11   Meyers Leonard 4 2 5
#5   Will Barton 9 2 1
#18   Victor Claver 9 4 2
#19   Joel Freeland 0 0 0
#1   Jared Jeffries 0 0 0
#3   Sasha Pavlovic 8 0 1
#6   Eric Maynor 9 4 0
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