Remember when the Wizards weren’t supposed to see Aldridge or Lawson? That would’ve made this trip a bit easier.
To be clear about context of our convo,Aldridge was about to go through security en route to Brooklyn. Not exactly time for big-picture chat
Cleveland has a forgiving schedule (DET w/o Jennings, POR w/ injured Aldridge, then Sac, Minn, Phil). Will pressure Bulls in division.
Full Matthews quote on how he first found out about Aldridge coming back http://t.co/vU5FPZXE3T
How did LaMarcus look tonight? His box score looks good.
Oh. Here's a sweet joke: Wes Matthews pledges app-legiance, said he found out about Aldridge's return from his NBA Gametime App
Aldridge said, for now, he's retired the swat strip on defense. Said it's a tough adjustment because "that's who I am"
Aldridge on if his thumb hurt after the game: "Of course."
Well, now that LaMarcus Aldridge is showing he's not of this Earth, the West All Stars become tricky to select again...
Aldridge’s best play of the night was getting three fouls in nine seconds on Nene.
LaMarcus Aldridge just got a curtain call walking off the court from PA announcer Mark Mason. Feels like that's a new one.
That'll do it, LaMarcus Aldridge wins Comeback Player of the Year.
Aldridge is unbelievable. Forever underappreciated. But that game was winnable -- it was lost late in the third quarter.
That's it. Blazers beat Wizards 103-96. Aldridge 26 and 9 in his return. Lillard 20pts, Matthews 19. Portland gets 32pts from its bench.
Blazers win 103-96. LaMarcus Aldridge finishes with 26 points, 9 rebounds and 2 MVP chants in return.
LaMarcus Aldridge has 26 points, 9 rebounds and Blazers beat Washington 103-96
Final: Blazers 103, Wizards 96. LaMarcus Aldridge posts 26 points, 9 rebounds (9 of 22 shooting) in 36 minutes.
LaMarcus Aldridge comes away with a steal to basically steal it. Fitting that he'll get to ice this one at the line through 'MVP' chants
What a game. What a comeback. What a day for the Blazers. LaMarcus is back and so is Portland, which comes back from 14 down to beat Wizards
For this risk to be worth it, Aldridge can't just play, he has to play like himself, and he sure has tonight.
Feels like it's the first time we've heard those "M-V-P" chants for Aldridge this year. Don't know what you've got 'til it's gone...
Aldridge hits two free throws to give Portland a 99-94 lead with 45.7 seconds left. Wizards ball after a timeout.
Look at all that attention Aldridge gets. That shot just isn't there the other night.
John Wall gambles for a steal. Aldridge kicks out to a wiiiiiiiide open Lillard who drains a 3. 92-85 Portland.
Aldridge back in for the final six minutes.