Monday, March 16, 2009

Hawks Recap

Hey guys, I am back after a bit of a hiatus. I have been busier at work lately so I have been forced to work through my lunch and the time I usually spend writing the blog. I am going to still try to post stuff, but it may not be as long or as detailed, but I at least want to get something up! Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Hawks Recap

It was the same old story for the Blazers on the road. Lack of energy, and an overall lack of playmaking on both ends of the floor, led to a loss. Joe Johnson scorched us for 35 points, and looked as if he could score anytime he wanted. Brandon Roy had 16 points in the 2nd quarter and was the only reason we were even remotely in the game at halftime. But a combonation of shooting 15% from deep, and 15 points total from our bench was the end of us.

Individual Performances

Brandon Roy – Roy tried to do all he could to keep us afloat, but in the end his 29 points was not enough.

LaMarcus Aldridge – LA was taken out of the game early with aggressive double teams that the Blazers once again didn’t capitalize on. They need to learn to make teams pay for doubling Aldridge, because I guarantee it is going to happen a lot more in years to come.

Steve Blake – Blake was a disappointing 1-6 from behind the arc. His 3 assists were part of a total of 11 for the team, tying Blazer season low.

Nicolas Batum – It is obvious Batum can thrive when everyone else around him is playing good, but he is still very far from being able to shift the momentum of a game by himself.

Joel Przybilla – Joel came through with 14 boards, and 8 points, but a highly disappointing 5 turnovers. There is no excuse for a guy who touches the ball as few times as Przybilla to have 5 turnovers.

Rudy Fernandez – Rudy made his rusty comeback to go scoreless in 17 minutes on 0-4 shooting.

Jerryd Bayless/Sergio Rodriguez – I still hold firm that Nate needs to choose one of these guys and stick with them. They are both out there playing not to mess up, instead of playing to win. Anyone who has ever played organized sports knows the difference, and how much of an affect it has on your game.

Travis Outlaw – Travis couldn’t be our savior off the bench tonight. He ended with 10 points, but it was nice to see him grab 6 boards.

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