Portland Trailblazers: A Picture of Spirit and Grit

Posted: 9th January 2010 by Joshua Shannon in NBA
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1,787 days. á42,888 hours. áThat much time should create a healthy hunger.

However, the emaciated Lakers of Los Angeles have not won in the Rose Garden since February 17, 2005 (longest streak in the NBA). Tonight at the Rose Garden, the shorthanded Trailblazers did it again. áIn gritty fashion the Blazers, led by Brandon Roy's 32 points, beat up on Kobe and his Lakers 107-98. áThis, despite being the league's most beleaguered team playing against the NBA's most prolific offensive scorer.á And they did it in efficient fashion, shooting 50.7 percent. áThe Lakers took 95 shots to the Blazers 69 and could not reach the century mark. áAnother interesting stat is the shot comparison of Roy and Bryant: Both scored 32 points, but Brandon R ...

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