This game didn’t deserve a recap. Coming off a huge win over the Cavaliers, the Portland Trail Blazers fell behind Orlando Magic 18-1 to open the game, then finally fought back. They took the lead early in the third quarter, but kept allowing open shots to the Magic. Serge Ibaka’s back-to-back three pointers kept the game close, and that gave them the opening they needed. They regained control, keeping a small lead through the third and fourth quarters. They still led by 6 late in the fourth, with the Blazers mounted their last comeback attempt. They missed multiple free throws in the final three minutes, while giving up clutch jumpers at the other end. Down five with one minute left, they missed an opportunity then gave up a jumper to Nikola Vucevic. They attempted a last-ditch run, cutting the deficit to three, but Damian Lillard air-balled a three-pointer. That sealed one of the worst losses of the season. Which is a very crowded list.
The Blazers were somewhat-led by Lillard, CJ McCollum, and Evan Turner off the bench.
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The Blazers head out on the road now, starting with an early 11:00 am (PST) game against the Washington Wizards. But stay tuned, Dave Deckard is quite excited to give you his analysis of tonight’s game!
Blazer’s Edge Night 2017
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