With game one behind them, the Portland Trail Blazers seems ready to come out strong in game two. Game one should have been their's, they knew it and so did we. Heading into game two the Blazers need two things to happen for them Aldridge needs to play well once again and they MUST hit their three pointers. The Blazers killed the Mavs in the paint during game one but couldn't score outside. If they get a few more shots to fall in game two we should be looking at Blazers victory.
I would also like to point out that Marcus Camby showed all of us the other night that he is one of the biggest keys to the Blazers post season success. He brings more to the court then most of us really realize. As for Roy, I think that he is very close to finding his old self. He has been critized alot for his lack of playmaking over the last few weeks but I truly believe he is still the Blazers best player. He has been so clutch and makes plays when he needs to, although he has been hesitent at times, he has really been a spark in the fourth quarter of games. Even though he hasn't been himself lately, teams have still treated him like Brandon Roy and in the fourth it always helps to have a guy that can act like a decoy late in games.
So in game two don't be suprised if Roy has a good game. The Blazers should come out firing early and look to take the crowd out as well as the Mavs. I still think the Blazers will win in 7 games and advance into the second round. Thanks for reading!\
Game 2 prediction : Blazers 96 Mavericks 87