In looking at On/Off numbers, Lopez is just behind Lillard & Aldridge in Blazers' starting group as guy who has most impact on both sides
When Robin Lopez is on the floor, the Blazers are 7.7 PP/100 better. Without him, drops to 4.8 PP/100.
This looks like opening night Westbrook when, without Durant by his side, he abused the Blazers in their building.
Blazers w/o Robin Lopez and possibly Nic Batum still lethal. But might actually be a fair fight Fri vs. Parker-less, Leonard-less Spurs.
Next 4 days for Pelicans: at Houston, vs. Blazers (Saturday), at OKC (Sunday). Between Christmas and New Year's, play Spurs twice
NBA suspends Bucks big man Larry Sanders one game for pushing Blazers F Nic Batum in back as he elevated toward basket Wednesday.
NBA has suspended Larry Sanders for 1 game for pushing Blazers forward Nicolas Batum in the back as he elevated toward the basket
The Spurs say Tony Parker (hamstring), Kawhi Leonard (hand) and Patty Mills will all be out vs. blazers tomorrow.
My homie Tyler was at the Blazers game tonight and sent me this http://t.co/6RxPLjCthc
Final: Blazers 104, Bucks 97. Lillard with 29 points, 7 assists. Aldridge with 23 points, 15 rebounds. T-Rob with 15 points, 16 rebs.
Final from Portland: Blazers 104, Bucks 97. Lillard 29, Aldridge 23 and 15, Thomas Robinson fills in for Lopez and has 15 points and 16 rebs
It wasn't easy, but the Blazers are going to beat the Bucks to improve to 20-6. Up next is toughest roadie of the year: SA, NO, HOU, OKC
Wolters and O'Bryant in game and T-Rob back for Blazers.
Blazers F Thomas Robinson had 25 points and 30 rebounds for the entire season entering Wed. Posted 15/16 in start vs. Bucks
Tough stretch for the Blazers coming up without RoLo. Spurs, Rockets, Thunder, Raptors, Hawks all coming up. Clippers, Spurs, Grizz in Jan.
Blazers booing T-Rob when the hack-a-Dwight helped them win Game 1 vs. Houston. Hilarious.
Batum gets up. And he takes a seat on the Blazers bench. Officials give Sanders a flagrant 1.
Nicolas Batum is up and walking back towards Blazers bench.
Nicolas Batum appeared to hit his head hard on the court after a dunk. He remains down on the court as Blazers take timeout
Blazers now on an 11-0 run and lead Bucks 88-79 with 4:00 left.
LaMarcus Aldridge banks in a long 2 and smiles at assistant Nate Tibbets as he jogs back on D. Blazers up 7.
Blazers making a run with this Freeland-Robinson line-up. 84-79 Blazers with 5:50 left.
Nic Batum's first basket of the night is a big one: A three-pointer that gives Blazers 80-79 lead. Batum now 1-for-9
Blazers bench is 6-for-20 tonight.
After that Freeland bucket, the Blazers have 18 second-chance points. Bucks have 7.