Portland Trail Blazers game recaps between November 21 and November 27, including the games against: Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks, Houston Rockets, New Orleans Pelicans.
The team is showing significant weaknesses on defense and the fan base is screaming at Neil Olshey to drop the trade hammer. The Blazers for the week went 1-3 and have fallen to 9-10 on the year.
New York Knicks
Tuesday, 22 November 2016 at 07:30 PM ET Away
Ah yes, we had the chance to play one of the best "super teams" the league has to offer. In case you couldn't tell, that was sarcasm. The loss that we took wasn't sarcasm, unfortunately, as the Knicks beat the Trail Blazers 107-103. The Knicks came into the night winning 4 straight, and Kristaps Porzingis was unstoppable for the Knicks and went on to finish the night with 31 points and 9 rebounds. Damian Lillard led the way with 22 points for Portland but in the end, it wasn't enough, as it was Derrick Rose who clinched the game for the Knicks with a step back jumper.
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 at 07:00 PM ET Away
I had low expectations from the start, and boy was I right. Kevin "Hot Tub Time Machine" Love torched the Blazers with 34 points and 8 made threes in the first quarter, and well, from that point on, everything was in favor of the Cavs. Lillard had 40 points and 11 assists, but the supporting cast did little to assist his efforts, as the Cavaliers went on to win 137-125. LeBron James finished with a triple-double padding the stat sheet with 31 points, 10 rebounds, and 13 assists.
New Orleans Pelicans
Friday, 25 November 2016 at 10:00 PM ET Home
Anthony Davis scored 31 points, but once again it wasn't enough, as the Blazers won 119-104 behind Dame's 27 points and C.J. McCollum's 24. Former Trail Blazer Tim Frazier had 11 points and 7 assists in the starting role for the Pelicans.
Sunday, 27 November 2016 at 09:00 PM ET Home
In a neck and neck game, the Rockets ended up taking it in the 4th quarter behind James Harden's 7th straight double-double (35 points, 10 assists) and Eric Gordon's 26 points and 6 threes off the bench. The Blazers were outscored 34-21 in the 4th quarter. Clint Capela had 21 points and 9 rebounds as well for the Rockets, and Portland allowed Houston to shoot 56% from the field.