This is the redefinition of "big game" for the current season. Tonight, the reeling Portland Trail Blazers (minus LaMarcus Aldridge) visit Oakland to play the Golden State Warriors (7:10 tip-off). The whole tone of the season changed in just 24 hours, as the Blazers (players and coaching) are being opening questioned by fans and media. They've lost three in a row at home for the first time since 2008. Well, let me throw this one out there tonight: I think the Blazers steal a win tonight in Oakland. Do you think they can win?
Injury Report: Aldridge did not travel with the team due to his sprained ankle. His return date is undetermined.
Starting Lineup: Coach Nate McMillan suggested on Tuesday night that the Blazers would go with a starting lineup of Raymond Felton, Wesley Matthews, Nicolas Batum, Gerald Wallace and Marcus Camby without Aldridge. That lineup has been confirmed during a pre-game interview with Brian Wheeler of Blazers Radio.
Read: Dave's Preview | Nate on the hotseat? | Blazers Media Notes | Facebook | Ben's updates on Twitter
Watch: Comcast Sportsnet (Portland) | Blazers live streaming | ESPN (National, no League Pass tonight!)
Listen: 750 AM The Game (Portland) | NBA Audio League Pass (Free)
The usual rules apply:
1. No swearing | 2. No pictures | 3. Be Nice!
4. Don't discuss unofficial game streaming, even when the game is on ESPN.
And, of course, have fun. Go Blazers! -- Tim