Blazers Falter in “Physical” Game

Kings dunk

Oh my… The Blazers are not playing good basketball as of late. Fact. Don’t even try to dispute it.

In a game that featured 62 fouls and and 86 free throw attempts, the Blazers faltered in Sacramento.

With 5:45 left to play in the fourth quarter, the Blazers trailed 109-93. From that point on, it was Lillard Time. Damian scored 26 of his career-high 41 points in the fourth quarter in a late effort to put Portland on top. Lillard nearly brought the Blazers down from a deficit that once swelled to 19. Lillard brought it to within 2. However, his attempt was futile, as the Blazers faltered in Sacramento.

Final: Sacramento Kings 123, Portland Trail Blazers 119

Until next time,

~BlazersBySagar

McCollum Makes Stampede Debut

McCollum Stampede Debut

Image credit to the Oregonian

CJ McCollum played yesterday in Boise, Idaho for the Blazers’ D-League affiliate, the Idaho Stampede.

He played 17 minutes and was very productive. He recorded 13 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal, and 3 turnovers.

Through his play, any viewer could tell he was rusty. Not playing competitively for about a year will do that to any player. To help shake off the rust, he will play for the Stampede again today.

Sources have told reporters that McCollum can make his Blazers debut as early as this Tuesday (January 7) in Sacramento against the Sacramento Kings.

Inserted below are McCollum’s highlights from the game yesterday in Boise (he is wearing #22):

What do you think of McCollum’s play? How do you think he will benefit the Blazers when he comes back? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time,

~BlazersBySagar