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NBA Basketball Action

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Created on 28 December 2009 Written by Adwait Kulkarni (Admin)
Blog articles Category: Basket Ball
Published on 27 March 2010

{jcomments on}On Thursday night at the venue of Rose Garden Arena home, Carmello Anthony scored 41 points and Denver Nuggets utilized the second half comeback to provide Portland Trailblazers an uncommon 97-94 loss.

The Blazers detained a 67-62 lead heading into the final part however for the second time in the games; they face issue putting their rivals away. Brandon Roy of Portland showed the way with 30 points, and Greg Oden was the leading rebounder for the home team with 9 boards. Portland at present stage is 1-1 on the young NBA season, while Denver got better with 2-0. NBA point spread players who took Denver as +8 road underdogs liked their utter win and the resulting payday. The Nuggets got success to cover the number in both of their triumphs on this season and Portland successfully evened their ATS mark at 1-1. The 191 united points changed to 200. Portland did not get success in both games on this season and Denver evened their NBA total marks at 1-1. At the end of the game, Anthony was a happy person because of the triumph other than his personal offensive outburst: “We came out here and stole the win. It was not just an important win. It was a battle.” Anthony successfully made 7 of 9 shots from the floor and 9 of 10 free throws in the decisive fourth quarter run: “My shots were going in. I was trying to attack. I got to the rim and the foul line.” Greg Oden from Portland was not taking the loss easy. He missed a couple of late game free throws and these throws could have something for Blazers. This is a tough one. I definitely stepped up there with confidence, thinking, I was going to hit both and it did not go that way. I put this loss on me. I need to step up and make those.” The Team leader Brandon Roy said that he’d discuss the Blazers’ big man with zest, highlighting the truth that missed shots are just a part of the game. “The biggest thing is to let go. We all missed the shots; you’ve got to forget about it.” Roy also said that the uneven speed of the game with a good number of fouls called benefitted Denver playing in back-to-back games. “I think it benefitted them a bit more coming off a back-to-back. They were tired but anytime you slow the game down that much, so it gives them a chance to recover.” The Blazers will now move to Texas for a rematch against the Houston Rockets on Halloween night. Portland opened their NBA season by beating the Rockets. They’ll play at Oklahoma City on Sunday before returning to home for a game at The Rose Garden against the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday. Denver will go back to ‘The Mile High City’ for a game against Memphis on Sunday previous to an east coast road tour with some halts in Indiana plus New Jersey near the beginning of next week.


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