Jan 29

Let The Good Times Roll: A Fun Roundup From A Wild And Crazy Game

By sarahhecht Posted in: Mavericks

You can’t quit on this team, because they won’t quit on you.

LaMarcus Aldridge and company proved again tonight—for what seems like the zillionth time—that resilience is a key component to this Trail Blazers team as they crushed a 21-point deficit to beat the Mavs, 106-104, at the Rose Garden.

This was one of those incredibly exhilarating games where your mind gets kind of fuzzy with all the great things that happen, so that’s why I’m here to remind you of all the good stuff. You're welcome.

There was this, obviously. Game-winner, buzzer-beater, team dog pile, awesome.

And a few seconds before there was this. Sweet shot LaMarcus.

For those of you doing the math, that’s five points in 4.9 seconds. Anyone else having flashbacks to the San Antonio game a couple years back?

Then there were the photos. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but a few of these leave me speechless: 75+ photos of glory.

Except this one, there’s lots to say about this one. Seriously, look at Ronnie’s face, Will’s mouth, what is Luke doing and this kind of looks like a tickle fight. Fun for all.

How about some quotes? Those are always fun.

“Just another win. [Laughs].” -Terry Stotts. This guy is a hoot, plain and simple.

“I saw it on film – I didn’t think I did it like that, I thought I caught it and took a dribble but I didn’t. I caught it and all in one motion just shot it. I just felt good about it, I just shot it. It felt good. I thought everybody was overly hyped for it, but I was like the game isn’t over yet. But it feels good.” -Aldridge on his game-tying three

“I was surprised that Nic threw it to me, yes. That I made it, no.” -Aldridge on the three. Also, reread that quote as if LA’s trying not to crack up, because that’s how it went down.

“He was smiling like a rookie, like his first NBA game. He was happy, but it was a big shot by LA. We needed those two shots – they show people that he really is an All-Star. He is an All-Star. He is a go-to guy, he’s one of the best.” -Nicolas Batum on Aldridge in the locker room

And finally, the tweet of the night.

Did I leave anything out? Put your favorite moments from last night in the comments!


  1. Hey Sarah, I posted last night but it didn't come up.
    I didn't get to watch the last minute because it was my turn to bowl and thinking we lost anyway didn't put the ear phones back on. I then had to go to work for 3 hrs thinking we had lost, and madder then heck for getting down by 21 in the first place, but prouder then heck that we never quit playing.

    Three hrs later, I thought I was reading last weeks news on then realized it said LaMarcus with busser beater. I just couldn't believe it.

    I jokingly told my wife when we were down 21 that not to worry we would come back and win. Laughingly she said "Oh sure", He who gets the last laugh, laughs, laughs loudest

    Great important win, with Jass and Jass coming up.

    by Hg on 1/30/2013 9:35 AM
  2. You couldn't make this stuff up if you tried. My favorite has to be Batums reaction the second LA turned to shoot the game winner. It was exactly the same as he reacted when LA started to shoot the game winner last year in Dallas. Just awesome.

    by Blazer Fanatic on 1/30/2013 12:29 PM
  3. Yes; I just read that part. It seemed that the Blazers thought they had to inbound from the right side of the court, but the refs told them the left, I think LaMarcus got so excited that he got to spot up on his spot from the left side. Wesley told him as soon as they found out it was going to be inbounded from the left that he would get the ball to him instead of Batum. Batum said he has all the faith in the world in LaMarcus, so since Wesley actually got the ball to him he knew the ball was going in.

    by Hg on 1/30/2013 1:21 PM
  4. I was delighted when Sasha came into the game and REALLY gave us a few minutes of solid, game-changing hustle!

    by jsciv314 on 1/30/2013 10:10 PM
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