Friday, April 3, 2009

Thoughts on Portland 107, Oklahoma City 72

Not much to say about this game. Portland came to play and put OKC away early. Aldridge had a huge night with 35 points and 18 boards. I didn't think Green would be big enough to stop him and I was right. OKC has some good players (Durant, Westbrook, Green, etc.), but have a lot of new players thanks to some late season trades. They need a training camp to work those dudes into the system so I think they'll be more competitive next season. They also have a lot of first round draft picks which they can use to pick up young guys or to get solid veterans.

Portland's defense did well and held OKC to 37% from the field. Portland outrebounded OKC 57-32 and had 21 offensive rebounds so Portland almost grabbed more rebounds at their end than OKC.

Portland definitely picked a great time in the year to put together some solid games. Hopefully it'll carry through into the playoffs.

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