Sort of live blogging this... Here are the thougths I had.
Frye's first 3 of the season didn't look good. I know he has been working on it, and I won't judge from one shot but it looked rushed and flat.
Frankly, the whole team has looked jittery and rushed. I know they are young, but I was hoping at least Roy and Aldridge would show a little more poise. I hope it gets better soon or tonight could get long in a hurry.
Greg looks a little lost on the offensive side of the ball, at times I can't say I am completely surprised, but this is the first chance I have been able to watch him. He does look rebounding on the defensive side.
Half way through the 2nd and Outlaw looks like he is starting to heat up. That would help. Portland needs some kind of offensive spark if they are going to make a game of this. Of course, that doesn't mean he nees to force ugly shots...
Like you would expect from a young team, Portland looks really good on one defensive possession, and really bad on the next. If there is anything to take away from this game going forward I think it is this. There is a lot of talent, but it is still young. Consistency will take time, and I think Blazer fans are going to need patience.
I still say Portland should make one of the last 2 spots in the playoffs this year.
Greg just dropped a great move. Drew the double team, split it, drew the foul and still got off a clean shot.. It didn't go in, but it was a look at what he can do.
That goal tending call on Oden looked like bullshit to me. You will notice TNT didn't show the replay...
Blake needs to knock down wide open shots. I have been a big defender of him, but you need to knock down those shots.
LA is playing aggressive defense, but Portland is making it really easy on them. They have no offensive focus. Whatever the game plan was, it doesn't seem that Portland is executing it.
The last 2 minutes there looked a lot better. Let's hope Portland comes out with better energy after the half.
No matter what the TNT announcers say, I don't think there is any legitimate home court advantage in the LA Coliseum.