LaMarcus Aldridge is not playing tonight vs. the Clippers. He has a minor groin injury. Stotts said he expects LA to play opening night.
Aldridge takes a seat late in 3rd Q & that could be the end of his night. If so, he finishes w/ 18pts, 8 rbs in 28 mins. Made 7-15 shots.
Ya, LaMarcus Aldridge looks good. to. go. 12 points on 5/7 shooting in 13 minutes
Portland on fire out of the gate, 6 of 8 from the field, up 15-8 at 7:07 in the first. Aldridge with 6 and Lillard with 7
Gonna be a good matchup Faried vs. Aldridge
I dreamt last night the Kings, Blazers and Marlins made a three-way trade involving Cousins, Aldridge and Stanton. Seemed fair at the time.
Lopez (13 pts, 7 rebs), Aldridge (10 points, 8 rebs, 5 asts) exit and should be done for night.
Half: Blazers 54, Haifa 35. RoLo has 9 points & 4 rebounds. Aldridge with 8 points, 4 boards. Lillard with 3 points, 2 ast in 1st game back.
Not that it's a huge concern, but Aldridge is 2 for 7 from field after shooting 4 for 13 in last game, vs. Clips.
I just watched Chris Kaman throw an outlet pass to a streaking LaMarcus Aldridge.
At one point, Aldridge saw Blake & said he looked like part of crowd, adding "You're not that tall." Short joke about 6-3 guy. Only in NBA.
Accidentally spilled that LaMarcus Aldridge is in today's shoot. Woman wearing No 12 jersey was thrilled.
LaMarcus Aldridge joked that he's glad "Shaqtin a fool" isn't on yet, because his stepping in before inbounding ball would've been on it.
Aldridge has been ice cold from the field but he's going to the line for his 5th and 6th FTA's of the quarter here in the 3rd.
Aldridge now 2 for 11 from field, but is 6 for 6 at line, has 10 points.
Blake Griffin now with five fouls. I believe Aldridge drew four of them.
Aldridge having a poor shooting night until that shot, but he does have three assists.
Clippers take the lead at 40-39 back from the Blazers. Aldridge (1-5) not having quite as good of a night vs. LAC as he did on Thursday.
Watching Clippers-Blazers. DeAndre Jordan doing a great job denying LaMarcus Aldridge so far.
Terry Stotts on Aldridge: "He had the rhythm tonight."
Final: Jazz 109, Blazers 105. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 22 points. Wesley Matthews scored 13. Meyers Leonard with 9 points, all in the 4th.
Aldridge (22 pts, 6 rebs) and Batum (6 pts, 6 reb, 4 ast) get to 24 min finishing 3rd. Should be done for game as that was Stotts' target.
Jazz get a bucket at the buzzer. Blazers up 81-78 after 3. Aldridge has 22 and 6. Safe to assume his night is over.
Gobert just had a great sequence there. Blocked an Aldridge shot, finished with an alley-lop on the other end
Aldridge abusing Enes Kanter, 20 points, 9 for 12. Jazz not double-teaming, which would be silly in preseason.
LaMarcus Aldridge is looking like LaMarcus Aldridge. 20 points with 5:44 in the 3rd quarter. Blazers up 1.
Aldridge continues to have his way with the Jazz....He's up to 17 now. He hasn't yet played 17 minutes
Half: Utah 56, Portland 54. Aldridge has 12 for Portland. Gordon Hayward has 14 points, 3 assists and 1 disrespectful dunk.
LaMarcus Aldridge has 12 points and three rebounds in 12 minutes.
Jazz up 45-39 as LaMarcus Aldridge has sat the entire second quarter
Jazz lead it 28-24 after 1 - Jazz 62% EFG - Blazers with 0 fast break points, Aldridge with 12 but Blazers just 1 for 5 from 3