26 February 2006
They don't give up
Persistence characterizes these Blazers; despite shooting even worse from the line than from the floor, they stayed with, or just ahead of, the Hornets for 41 minutes before the Bees finally broke free and scored the win over Portland, 88-75.
You can characterize this as a balanced attack: David West got 22 points, Chris Paul 19, and Rasual Butler, whose three-point mojo returned after too long an absence, dropped in 13. The new arrivals, Marc Jackson and Linton Johnson, combined for 8 points and 13 boards.
Off to Seattle on Tuesday, then to Los Angeles to meet this year's seriously-tough Clippers on Wednesday.Posted at 10:26 PM to Net Proceeds