Finally, a battle for the ages. Tonight, the New Orleans Hornets arrive to play the Portland Trail Blazers (7:10 tipoff). The Hornets are the third-worst team in the league, so this is a night where, even if you advocate tanking, you may want a win so the the Nets can't gain ground on them. Can we all just root for a Blazer win tonight?
Injury Report: Raymond Felton is back tonight. LaMarcus Aldridge is having some hip trouble, but his MRI was negative and he's probable tonight. However, Nolan Smith will miss the game due to a left ear infection, according to CSNNW's Chris Haynes. For the Hornets, former Blazer Jarrett Jack is sitting tonight due to a sprained right ankle.
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The usual rules apply:
1. No swearing | 2. No pictures | 3. Be Nice!
4. Don't discuss unofficial game streaming.
And, of course, have fun. Go Blazers! -- Tim