11/30/08 @ Detroit Pistons
Good guys 96, Bad Boys 85
Trail Blazers 12 wins against 6 losses, in sole possession of 1st place in the Northwest Division
Nice road win for the Blazers and a big performance by GregZilla, especially Greg Oden who recorded his team-leading 5th double double with 10 points and 13 rebounds. GregZilla put up 14 points, 15 boards and 5 blocks while hitting some clutch free throws in the 4th quarter, finishing 6 of 8 from the charity stripe (not bad for a 7-foot, 2-headed monster).
GregZilla, with some great help from LaMarcus Aldridge, helped contain former Jail Blazer Rasheed Wallace to 11 points and merely 1 rebound. Noticeably, Wallace was riding the pine late in the 4th quarter when the Pistons still had a long-shot chance to come back.
This game featured a big man match up of former #1 overall picks as Oden faced Kwame Brown, a past top pick of general manager Michael Jordan. Brown was outplayed by G.O., finishing with 6 points and 2 rebounds.
The Pistons came into the game riding a 2 game win streak and ranked 2nd in the Central Division, 10th in the Sports Illustrated Power Rankings, as well as 10th in ESPN's Hollinger Power Rankings.
Our Portland Trail Blazers are currently in sole possession of 1st place in the Northwest Division. The Blazers came into the game tied ranked 8th in the SI Power Rankings and 4th in the Hollinger Power Rankings.
Next up, our shot-blocking, dunking monster will be roaming the hallowed court at Madison Square Garden, planning to take a big bite out of the Big Apple.
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