By Adam Bjaranson
The Blazers are sure streaky, aren't they? I guess that's one of the traits of a young team. But on Tuesday against the 'Arenas-less' Wizards...the Blazers showed signs of late season life. In the absence of Brandon Roy (who suffered a strained groin at the end of the 1st quarter), and LaMarcus Aldridge, (who was out with a sprained ankle suffered during Monday's loss to the Sonics), Portland shot lights out in the first half. In fact, they tickled the twine to the tune of 62% in that opening half. Portland got plenty of production from their bench.... and rolled to a 102-82 win over Washington---a team that had won 6 of their last 7.
It was a far cry from the performance just one night earlier at Key Arena.... where the rival Sonics snapped an 11-game losing streak in a win over the Blazers.
Basketball's a funny game... but now the Blazers go 4-games over .500 with just 10 to play.
A winning record is their goal... and with more efforts like tonight.... they are well on their way!