Open thread: Regular season game 70


The essentials:
Wizards (36-33) at Trailblazers (37-34)
10 p.m.
Rose Garden
CSN and NBATV

This year:
November 17: Wizards 109, Blazers 90.

Notable Blazers numbers this season
17th in expected winning percentage (.461).
29th in pace factor (86.9 possessions per game).
15th in offensive efficiency/offensive rating (108.4).
18th in defensive efficiency/defensive rating (109.6).

Key links
Blazers Edge.
The Inferno.
Blazers Blog.
Blazers Edge's remedial look at the Wizards.
This is a separate post, but hearing this account makes me angry.  Also, it appears Gilbert is serious about the whole sixth man thing.
Nick's a game-time decision, and the Blazers are ready to play.
Game of the Night!
Coach of the Year?  Let's chill a bit.
True Hoop blog preview.
The Inferno blog preview.

Starting lineups:
Blazers
PG: Steve Blake
SG: Brandon Roy
SF: Martell Webster
PF: LaMarcus Aldridge
C: Joel Pryzbilla

Wizards
PG: Antonio Daniels
SG: DeShawn Stevenson
SF: Caron Butler
PF: Antawn Jamison
C: Brendan Haywood

Tonight's lines:
Wizards at Blazers: Wizards by 3
Over/Under on points: 189 points.

Scroll down for more.  It's Game One of gutcheck time for this team.

This is an open game thread, so remember Terry Porter, one of the all-time underrated greats of the league.  He was Chauncey Billups before there was a Chauncey Billups.

Update [2008-3-25 22:19:18 by Pradamaster]: No LaMarcus Aldridge tonight for Portland. Travis Outlaw starts in his place.

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