Trail Blazers 104 @ Hawks 93 Game Thread
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 03/21/2013 8:58 PM

    March 22nd, 2013
    4:30 PM | Phillips Arena | Atlanta, GA
    Trail Blazers (32-36) At Hawks (38-30)

    What To Watch For

    Hickson On The Boards
    JJ Hickson is coming off of a career-high 21 rebounds against a Chicago frontcourt that features Joakim Noah and Carlos Boozer. And when JJ grabs 15 or more boards, the Trail Blazers are 9-4 in those contests. One game they didn't come away victorious was against the Hawks back on November 12th where Atlanta handed Portland a 95-87 loss in front of the BlazerManiacs. In that contest, Hickson was a beast as he scored 19 points, on 8-14 shooting, and pulled down 18 rebounds, including 7 on the offensive end of the floor. Normally those numbers would have resulted in a W for the Trail Blazers, but the home team shot just 36.1% (30-83) on the night and received only 6 bench points. If the Trail Blazers can shoot like they did against Chicago (41-84, 48.8%) and get the same production out of Hickson on the glass, they'll pick up their second win on this road trip.

    Limit The ATL Frontcourt
    The Trail Blazers allowed both Al Horford and Josh Smith to rack up double-doubles the last time these two teams met. Horford went off for 15 points and 10 rebounds while Smith added in 19 points and 11 rebounds. And don't look now, but Al Horford is playing his best basketball of the season right now as he's averaging 18.8 points, on 50.6% FG shooting, 12.4 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks over his last five games. One way to contain them is to force them to play both ends of the court. LaMarcus Aldridge is on some kind of roll right now and will have to keep his current hot hand going in ATL to keep the paint open for his guards to operate. LA shot just 4-13 the last time these two teams met and Horford has the bulk to make it difficult to do work inside while Smith posses the quickness and length to bother him on the perimeter. It will be interesting to see which defender checks Aldridge first and whether or not ATL switches defenders throughout the game.

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  1. Tobyus Sanchezo
    Tobyus Sanchezo
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    Posted 03/22/2013 12:14 AM

    Same thing, get some rhythm early. Expect contact and deliver contact. I think that was key to beating Chicago. The Bulls weren't expecting the Blazers to be the bruisers. Play hard every possession and make every shot count.
    I am a fan of multiple All-Stars on the Blazers roster this season!
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    Posted 03/22/2013 11:09 AM

    hopefully horford slides over and gaurds aldridge it seems like a trend as of late that the bigs are trying to stop aldridge who can bring him out of the paint 

    I am a fan of defensive man beasts
  1. BlazeTheTrail
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    Posted 03/22/2013 7:16 PM

    Can't help but feel like we're going to miss the playoffs and lose our first. Such a bad feeling.
    I am a fan of cheering the Blazers on from South Florida!
  1. BlazerManiac
    Posts: 777

    Posted 03/22/2013 8:58 PM

    Dont worry, they will figure out a way to collapse. 
    I am a fan of WES, the heart and soul of the Blazers.
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    Posted 03/22/2013 10:36 PM

    yea we need to get out of the middle of the road and decide what we want lol 

    I am a fan of defensive man beasts
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