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By Andy Popp
GAME 28: Blazers vs Golden State Warriors
December 18, 7PM; Comcast Sports
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The Blazers got a much needed win last night against the lowly Minnesota Timberwolves. Tonight, they stay and home to do battle with the
Oakland Golden State Warriors.
This is another favorable match-up for the Blazers. Even with Don Nelson out and Keith Smart in, the Warriors aren't a real NBA team. They're more or less playing pickup basketball out there. They're going to go small and run. That's the game plan.
David Lee and Andris Biendrins form a decent front-court that could give LaMarcus Aldridge and Marcus Camby (if he plays, went down with a shoulder injury last night) trouble, especially with this game being the second in as many days.
The Warriors on paper.
Starting five: David Lee, Dorell Wright, Andris Biedrins, Reggie Williams, Monta Ellis
Off the bench: Louis Amundson, Acie Law, Vladamir Radmonovic
The Blazers face the Warriors again on Christmas.
Brandon Roy peered into the future and saw roster changes.
Nicolas Batum and Marcus Camby both went out with shoulder injuries last night.
The Orlando Magic shook things up.
Once again, without Brandon Roy, expect the offense not to stagnate. This works well against a team like the Warriors that wants to get out and run.
LET'S GET RICH
To date: 10-11-1.
Blazers -5-5. At one point I was 9-4-1 for the season. Now i'm 10-11-1. My initial pick was the Warriors, so I'm going to ignore that and take the Blazers.
Rudy Fernandez had a nice game last night. I'll defer to MoodyFernandez for this one: You know I plays well when it is garbage time. Lucky for me, entire game against treewolf qualify as garbage time.
NUMBER OF BACK TO BACKS THIS SEASON (IN SETS)
@ Golden State
With a win the Blazers will be back at .500 for the season.