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Incredible sequence. Blazers get a steal, Matthews misses a look at a 3. Force a jump ball and now Korver puts ATL up 6 with 9.7 left.
Oh man. Even with a gift Blazers couldn't take advantage.
Stunning: Dame steals an outlet pass, kicks to Wes for corner three ... but he misses. Golden opp squandered.
Batum misses a 3 on front iron. Blazers gotta play the foul game down 4 with 19.7 left.
Teague had Kaman on a string. Wow.
GIF: Jeff Teague got 'em http://t.co/SKJsgifPvr
Tough 5 point swing there for the Blazers. But Aldridge makes it a 4 point game. 37 points.
More often than not, Matthews gets his team in trouble going after steals off misses. Hawks push lead to 6 with 3:34 left.
Hawks get threes off post ups like no one else in the league.
Big 3 from Wes. 92-91 Hawks. 4 minutes left.
Aldridge with 31 and 10 but the Hawks have an 87-85 lead with 5:37 left.
Aldridge's last 3 games: 26 pts 38 pts 31 pts and counting.
Great pass from Dorell Wright!
Atlanta opens 4th with 9-2 run to take 78-76 lead. 9:43 left in the game.
Will Barton has to remember his teammates on those drives.
74-69 Blazers after 3. Blazers winning despite taking just one free-throw.
74-69 Blazers after Q3.
Bazemore with the most disrespectful block.
Shake and Blake is back
LaMarcus Aldridge with 27 points, 9 rebounds, 4 fouls. Blazes up 68-63 with 2:36 left in Q3.
Aldridge with 27 points and 9 boards but picks up 4th foul with 2:36 in the 3rd. Blazers up 68-63.
Hawks forcing the Blazers to make every pass on their heels. Incredible defense.
Blazers have one free throw attempt (LA's and-1). Hawks have shot 10.
LaMarcus Aldridge 21 points (9-12) and 6 rebounds in the first half against Atlanta. http://t.co/Nzj6Ac9jTx
Blazers lead 51-50 at half. Aldridge with 21 points and 6 boards. Horford with 10. Turnovers: Blazers 13, Hawks 8.
Like I was saying: http://t.co/rMrvNPw4Kf
LaMarcus Aldridge: 9-12 from the field, 21 pts, 6 rbs. Ballin'
Analysis: LaMarcus Aldridge is ballin
Lillard with 6 TOs now.
Hawks are making Dame pay every time he leaves his feet without making a decision.
Millsap put the ball on Meyers shoulder yet Meyers called for a foul.
Ha. Blazers take the lead on a terrible possession. LaMarcus Aldridge doing that pro-basketball player thing.
That errant lob to Barton wasn't really his fault, but Dame was given a turnover. He has 5 in the game.
Blazers-Hawks turnover battle getting heated.
What a catch/pass from Leonard there before the foul.
Looks like the Blazers are only going 8 deep. At least in the first half. Blake, Wright and Leonard as the subs.
Batum does not look comfortable but sticking it out. Blazers up 39-36 with 8:18 in the 2nd. Steve Blake with 6 assists in 6 min.
Dorell Wright can dunk!
Blazers lead 29-27 after ridiculous shot by Steve Blake. Aldridge leads all with 11. Antic leads ATL with 7.
Batum starts the second quarter, btw.
Blake ends the 1st Q with a wild, twisting three off the glass ... then directs a few choice words to a fan in front row.
Aldridge All-Star snub revenge game...wait not that's not it
Batum did not reenter game.
Lillard watch: 4 pts, 3 asts, 1 stl, 1 blk in 9 mins. His "motivation" has not led to over-aggressive drives or shots. Been steady, solid.
Batum just labored to the sideline during a timeout, holding his right wrist. He's being examined by trainer Geoff Clark.
No Thabo, No DaMarre Carroll means lots of Kent Bazemore for the Hawks.
Thought we would see it in the first game but Meyers Leonard with an early trey against the Hawks.
LaMarcus' handle has gotten so much better. He pulls tough dribble moves with ease. 7 early points.
Hawks getting thin on the wing.
Welcome to the future. LaMarcus Aldridge and Paul Millsap trade 3s.
If the Blazers can't guard Millsap again it's going to be another long game.
One thing to watch: Last game Blazers switched everything and the Hawks took advantage, getting Millsap into middle of floor with little guy
Terry Stotts is heated. Think fans don't think ASG matters but there is an understanding around league that ASG is for the "best" players
What is the NBA All-Star Game? Best 12 performers through 40+ games? Best talent in game? Fan event? Answer that before you say “snub."
Kenny Anderson: "A lot of guys are hung up on the lifestyle and the money in the NBA but aren’t interested in the craft."
People don't realize what a grind of appearances and media obligations ASG is, and Lillard did all 3 nights last year.
There are upsides to Lillard not making ASG. 1) Shock to psyche to break him out of his slump; 2) A midseason break, fresh for stretch drive
Been on road for a few hours, just saw news about Cousins. Quick decision by Adam Silver. Stern used to take a week or so.
Best by-product of this would be Damian Lillard fired up and locked in on the defensive end of the floor.
The Hawks, winners of 17 straight, have won 12 straight games by double-digits. Their last game decided by single digits came Jan. 5 at LAC