Monday, April 21, 2014

portland 122, houston 120 (ot)

That loss led Yahoo! Sports writer Adrian Wojnarowski to rip Dwight Howard in this article, but there was lots of blame to go around. James Harden, for example, bricking 20 shots (8 for 28 from the field, 3 for 14 on 3-point shots). "Brick... House! Mighty mighty, and lettin' it all hang out!" Clang!

Howard went for 27 points and 15 rebounds, but barely over 50% (9 of 17) from the free throw line. "Hack-a-Shaq" was in effect.

Credit to the Blazers, though. LaMarcus Aldridge, monster game, 46 points, 18 rebounds, 17-31 FGs. Damian Lillard, 31 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists.

Houston's good, but so are the Blazers. Tough match-up. Should be a great series. One of these teams is gonna go home very disappointed, but both of these teams are very close to Western Conference Championship contention.

How about Atlanta taking Game 1 over the Pacers??? Yikes! The Hawks finished with the worst regular season record of any team in this year's playoffs, and Indiana had the best record in the Eastern Conference! Can we get a upset? Please?

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