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McCollum practiced today as we reported he would last night. He will "most likely" be active but nothing official yet.
CJ McCollum putting up shots at Blazers practice. http://t.co/XE5Dul7w5h
Thomas Robinson on seeing first extended minutes since Nov. 21: "It felt like getting out of jail."
When I go to a dept store for lunch break, customers in menswear always assume I work there cuz I wear a suit. Helped pick 4 ties this week.
I'll write about this in about 90 mins after interviews but --- Stotts reluctant to give Kaman lots of mins & leonard/Robinson aren't 5s.
Lost Knowing he shows up and he don't talk!
"We have to sure up our defense on-ball because we won't have the rim protector like RoLo." -- Wesley Matthews
More Dame on RoLo: "He’s the most unselfish guy on our team."
"I don’t even want to have to think about playing without RoLo. He covers up a lot of our mistakes." - Dame Lillard on Robin Lopez's injury
Aldridge on playing without RoLo: "I don’t like it. I don’t like it. I don’t like it. That’s it. (laughs) I can’t get past I don’t like it."
I asked Damian Lillard about moving forward without Lopez. His reply: "I don’t even what to think about having to play without Rolo."
Terry Stotts usually writes the quarter by quarter DefRtg on the white board in the Blazers locker room. Tonight had 119 in 3Q underlined
Lopez said he was scheduled to have further medical testing on Tuesday morning and there was no timeline for how long he'll be out.
Robin Lopez was wearing a large gauze wrap/cast around fractured right hand after game. Said initial tests suggest he broke it in 2 places.
Some good news on the Blazers front. Source says x-Rays on CJ McCollum came back good. Expected to return to full contact practice tomorrow.
RoLo says there is no timetable. Says he will get re-evaluated tomorrow.
Stotts says Robin Lopez has a fracture in his right hand and will be out "a while"
"Now where's your vineyard?" - Stotts to Popovich in the hallway
Lopez has a broken hand per Stotts.
That's it: Blazers 108, Spurs (mostly) 95. Next up: Bucks Wednesday. http://t.co/gyAjyEbtKd
Blazers win 108-95. Lillard with 23 points, career-high 10 rebounds, 6 assists. Aldridge with 23 points, 14 rebounds. Kawhi led SA with 21.
Blazers beat Spurs 108-95 to move to 19-6. Spurs (17-8) played without Parker, Duncan, Ginobili and Splitter. Aldridge with 23 and 14.
That should do it. Blazers up 108-95 with 44.4 seconds left.
Spurs have a scouting report to produce hack-a-TRob?
Hack a T-Rob.
TRob midrange jumper as the Blazers throw in a little used bench players into the crunch time lineup to out-Spurs the Spurs.
Robinson with a little fist pump after that one. You know he's been working on that shot.
Nice sportsmanship by Kawhi Leonard after he whacked Aldridge.
Blazers clearing out for LA on the left block and letting him go to work in the fourth. You've read this tweet before.
Blazers up 93-84 against the Almost-Spurs. Dame 20pts & LA 21 battling Kyle Anderson (15pts) and Aron Baynes (16).
I'm for any and all dance routines involving "Lean Back" by Terror Squad.
Stoudamire's triple-double came 9 days after he got one, also vs. G.S., during the Kevin Pritchard coaching era.
LRT: Every available Spur has played tonight.
Kyle Anderson's kind of of doing what he wants in this quarter. 9 of his 15 points have come in the 4th.
Terry Stotts' rotation has been Gregg Popovich-deep tonight. He's played 11 players (in part because of Rolo's injury) and 10 have scored.
Aron Baynes has 15 points and 7 rebounds despite not being able to catch anything. Impressive.
That Joel Freeland midrange jumper is actually becoming a little bit of an asset.
Lillard's 10 rebounds are a career-high, btw.
Damian Lillard (21 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists) is four assists shy of his first triple-double.
Thomas Robinson and Joel Freeland the front court for the Blazers right now.
We have a Thomas Robinson sighting.
With tonight's 3-for-4 effort so far, Allen Crabbe is at 61% FG shooting in December.
Wow. Freeland just took Bonner to the block like it was nothing.
Kyle Anderson is kind of balling tonight.
LaMarcus Aldridge went 7-for-9 in the third quarter to help Portland build the lead over the Almost-Spurs http://t.co/sS80OFh0Gk
Blazers 76, Spurs 69 - End 3: Aldridge 14 in the quarter; 18pts 11 rebs in the game.
Robin Lopez (right hand) will not return, Blazers announce.
Blazers up 76-68 after Q3. Dame with 18-9-6. Aldridge with 18+11.
Kaman just looked off an open Wesley Matthews at the elbow for an open 3. Seems like a sub-optimal decision.
Damian Lillard's best chance for his first career triple double might be tonight: 18 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists with 2:26 left in 3rd
That wild Damian Lillard assist puts him in legitimate contention for a triple double. With 2:26 left in 3rd, he has 18 pts, 9 rbs, 6 asts.
Robin Lopez getting his right hand checked on by Blazers trainers and he heads to the locker room. Kaman in.
Lillard starting the third quarter.
Lillard has come out of the tunnel and is out on the court taking practice shots.
Blazers lead the Spurs 48-43 at halftime. Blazers 5-9 from 3, but Spurs have 24-16 edge in the paint. http://t.co/bNoW6VhP8g
Blazers lead Spurs (most of the Spurs, at least) 48-43 in a game for the purist of basketball purists.
Half: Blazers 48, Spurs 43. Lillard has 12 points, 6 rebounds. Danny Green and Aron Baynes each with 10 to lead SAS. Turnovers: POR 7, SA 11