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Freeman: Blazers F LaMarcus Aldridge Reacts To Missing Potential Game-Winner

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Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge discusses his miss in the closing seconds of a loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday.

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Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports the reaction from Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts and LaMarcus Aldridge after the All-Star forward missed a potential game-winning jumper during the closing seconds of a 101-100 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center on Monday night.

So why go to Aldridge?

"Because he's our go-to player," Stotts said.

...

"I feel like if we got everybody back out there right now and did it again, I would make it," Aldridge said after the game. "So, no, I'm not losing confidence in myself. And I feel like my teammates, they believe in me, too. So I'm fine. I'm definitely disappointed. But my confidence isn't shook at all."

Aldridge's miss can be seen at the 2:32 mark of this video via YouTube user TheNBASeason.

Aldridge finished with 32 points (on 13-for-28 shooting), 14 rebounds and three assists.

Aldridge laughed off a last-second miss against the Denver Nuggets back in March.

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