Saturday, January 17, 2009

Charlotte Preview

Tonight’s game against the Bobcats is the last of our 4 game road trip back east. With a win tonight the Blazers would complete another successful long east coast road trip over .500. Steve Blake is out again for tonight’s game and Nate said he didn’t want to rock the boat, and will stay with Sergio as the starter. DJ Augustine is out for the Bobcats, so we will see a heavy dose of Raymond Felton tonight.

Keys to the Game

1. Limit Our Turnovers
This was huge in our victory over New Jersey on Thursday. Our guards need to have another solid performance tonight.
2. Our Big’s Need to Stay out of Foul Trouble
Oden and Przybilla need to stay out of foul trouble tonight as they go against Okafor tonight. We need them to board up tonight.
3. Play With Energy
If we can get to the foul line like we did against New Jersey, I think you can pretty much wrap this one up. We can’t relax because of Charlottes record.

Gamblers Corner

Portland -2.5
Over/Under 177.5

I am going with Portland, and the over. I think we are going to take care of the ball and maybe even get out and run a little bit with Bayless playing more minutes. Let’s go Blazers!

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