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Monday, December 3, 2012
09:10 PM - December 3, 2012. Written by olivertheorem
North Dakota Fighting Sioux at South Dakota Coyotes
Feb 29, 20121ST2NDSCORE
North Dakota (6-22, 6-5)311748
South Dakota (8-20, 6-5)332659
North Dakota Fighting Sioux
STARTERSMINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
C Kyle Simone332-70-10-0700004
F Domingo Sumpter263-70-01-1200007
G Renato Coldiron261-40-02-2472034
G Victorino Gimenez263-50-00-0520006
G Booker Cade184-70-10-0011018
BENCHMINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
G Edward Langford210-00-01-2100041
F/C John Meyer162-20-00-0410004
G John Green160-90-34-4300014
G William Thompson103-50-13-4100009
F Ward Dunlop50-10-01-2100001
G Andrew Graham20-10-00-0000000
TEAM TOTALS18-480-612-15281130948
South Dakota Coyotes
STARTERSMINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
F Jonathan Batson300-40-04-4840104
F Maurice Hepler143-40-00-0301006
F Chadwick Distefano252-61-32-4610027
G Cameron Lang224-93-63-41040214
G Shane Linker250-10-00-0110030
BENCHMINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
C Sidney Morales271-30-11-2600023
G Benjamin Memminger174-71-42-44110011
G Gregory Zachary142-70-10-1210014
F Ronald Goldstein92-40-00-0400004
G Hinrich Prommersberger91-30-00-0210012
F Renaud Petitpas52-30-00-0100004
TEAM TOTALS21-515-1512-19389611159
Dynasty: olivertheorem
06:28 PM - December 3, 2012. Written by Str8Edge4Life
2013 NFL Draft - Round 1 Recap
PickTeamPlayerPosHtWt
1Arizona CardinalsEric Rancour (Washington)QB6-6236
2Buffalo BillsRannell Moore (West Virginia)HB5-9215
3Oakland RaidersWade Gaspar (Illinois)T6-4322
4Atlanta FalconsReggie Stokes (Indiana)DT6-2295
5Denver BroncosNicholas Shinn (NC St.)HB6-1221
6Cincinnati BengalsJordunn Abrams (Utah)LB6-1240
7Miami DolphinsHoward Moore (Cal)WR6-4229
8Carolina PanthersWilliam Dowd (Washington)WR6-2186
9Jacksonville JaguarsWade Schumacher (Northwestern)QB6-3233
10St. Louis RamsDevin Thomas (Virginia)CB6-2200
11Kansas City ChiefsJ.T. Newkirk (West Virginia)DE6-5305
12Philadelphia EaglesJohn Quigley (Memphis)TE6-3254
13Green Bay PackersBilly Wilson (San Jose St.)G6-2287
14Denver BroncosDaniel Ryland (Texas A&M)DT6-4296
15New York JetsAlgrenon Dixon (Navy)DE6-5328
16Cincinnati BengalsHamid Arrington (West Virginia)LB6-4256
17Houston TexansKeiwone Walters (Notre Dame)DE6-5317
18St. Louis RamsJesse Akerley (North Dakota St.)DT6-1292
19Kansas City ChiefsMason Maggitt (South Carolina)T6-3302
20New England PatriotsRobert Morris (USC)DE6-5265
21Minnesota VikingsCorey Rothman (Oklahoma)CB6-2215
22San Diego ChargersSpencer Hood (Baylor)S6-0210
23Dallas CowboysRyan Murphy (UL-Lafayette)DT6-3305
24Detroit LionsCedric Coley (Iowa)LB6-2245
25Tampa Bay BuccaneersEvan Matthews (Iowa St.)TE6-4254
26New Orleans SaintsDonquel Nickell (Oklahoma St.)WR6-2224
27Indianapolis ColtsCorey Gooden (South Carolina)WR6-2217
28Kansas City ChiefsMike Bozeman (Georgia)DT6-2312
29Jacksonville JaguarsAlexander Quezada (Northwestern)CB5-10202
30Seattle SeahawksBobby Hardy (Michigan)DE6-4290
31Denver BroncosDarius McClam (Miami (OH))T6-5314
32Carolina PanthersGarrett Derby (Notre Dame)G6-5310


Minnesota Vikings 2013 NFL Draft Picks
PickPlayerCollegePosHtWt
1 (21)Corey RothmanOklahomaCB6-2215
2 (64)David ColeIowa St.C6-3297
3 (96)Marcus HaynesConnecticutHB5-9201
4 (120)Anthony HopkinsTulsaT6-8320
5 (160)Paul MorrisWestern MichiganWR6-2214
6 (169)John KulickDelta St.LB6-2245
7 (224)Keeston JohnsonNew MexicoDT6-5290
Dynasty: Str8Edge4Life
06:08 PM - December 3, 2012. Written by d11king


It's a Block Party !!!! .....



..... And EVERYBODY'S invited !!!!

Portland Trailblazers at Dallas Mavericks
Nov 5, 20121ST2ND3RD4THSCORE
Portland (3-1)23272527102
Dallas (2-2)2318272391
Portland Trailblazers
STARTERSMINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
Damian Lillard325-111-32-24702113
Wesley Matthews335-93-52-25500015
Donte' Thomas348-161-31-28712518
J.J. Hickson332-100-03-41000117
Lamarcus Aldridge3410-170-08-815005028
BENCHMINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
Delonte' West191-41-12-2553105
Randy Foye255-112-62-20000114
Jajuan Johnson200-10-00-0300102
Tyler Honeycutt100-10-10-0121000
Meyers Leonard40-00-00-0000000
Elliot Williams-- DID NOT PLAY --
Nolan Smith-- DID NOT PLAY --
TEAM TOTALS36-808-1922-2455242128102
Dallas Mavericks
STARTERSMINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
Darren Collison346-140-01-25720113
O.J. Mayo3410-203-72-24401025
Shawn Marion314-50-00-1320008
Dirk Nowitzki343-121-42-2701209
Chris Kaman335-110-03-39111213
BENCHMINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
Vince Carter194-81-32-23320011
Elton Brand142-40-00-0301014
Jae Crowder120-00-00-0420200
Rodrigue Beaubois153-100-20-0031016
Dauntay Jones100-30-00000000
Brandon Wright81-20-00000002
Troy Murphy-- DID NOT PLAY --
TEAM TOTALS38-895-1610-12392287391

Michael Wilbon
ESPN.com
November 5, 2012

DALLAS -- It's not everyday Dirk Nowitzki goes 3-12 from the field and finishes with only 9 points and 7 rebounds... just tonight. It's not everyday a game in the NBA can be described as a Block Party... just tonight.

After giving up 100+ points in 3 consecutive games, the Blazers really tightened up defensively, holding the Mavericks to just 42% shooting from the field and allowing 91 points.

Lamarcus Aldridge continued his tear, finishing with 28 points and 15 rebounds, 6 offensive, and 10-17 shooting from the field. Dirk Nowitzki was doubled every time he touched the ball in the post, and the rotation by the Blazers was picture perfect for Head Coach Terry Stotts, as the Blazers kept shooters from getting hot by contesting many of the open jumpers.

"We did a much better job tonight on defense, especially on Dirk, we were able to rotate defenders on and off of him... he didn't shoot a great percentage and it worked out for us.

If we continue to play like this, we should be able to beat anybody in the league. Contributions from everyone across the board, still trying to find a way to get [Delonte'] West more opportunities, more pick and rolls for Hickson, the Lillard/Aldridge combo is deadly, in time, we'll be able to figure out things like that, but right now, we're looking pretty good, I think this was our best game so far this season,
" Head Coach Terry Stotts said.

The Blazers head back home for a 3 game home stand, starting Thursday against the LA Clippers.

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[Interviews]

[On-Court Interview]

Doris Burke: I'm here with Lamarcus Aldridge who finished the game with 28 points and 15 rebounds, you've been playing some of your best basketball this season, what's going on with you?

Lamarcus Aldridge: [Laughs] Ahh man, nothing, nothing at all. I'm just trying to do my part in helping this team win ball games, whether it's scoring, rebounding, defense, whatever. We have a really good team here, and I'm just trying to lead by example. My teammates are following suit, so whatever I can do out here, I'm gonna do it.

DB: You guys held Dirk to just 9 points, what were you guys able to do that was so effective defensively?

LA: We gave him a lot of looks defensively, doubled him from different areas of the court, put different defenders, we tried to make things tough for him. We knew that the team goes as he goes, and he's one of the best players in the game, and we just didn't want him beating us, and it worked out for us.

DB: The balance that you guys seem to be displaying on offense was apparent this game as well, how are you guys able to get points from everybody.

LA: You know, like I said, we have a good team here, we have a lot of guys who can go get buckets, but the offense will be there. Defense is where we want to make our mark, and if we can do that, we'll be an even scarier team.

DB: Ready to go home?

LA: [Laughs] Man!!!

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[Media Room]

Thomas: "It feels good to finish off a road trip with a win. Obviously, you want to continue the success you're having, and carry over the same energy, the same momentum into the next game, and hopefully we'll be able to do that against LA."

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Dynasty: d11king
06:07 PM - December 3, 2012. Written by d11king

Houston, We Have A Solution



Thomas records first triple-double, leading Blazers to 112-104 victory

Portland Trailblazers at Houston Rockets
Nov 4, 20121ST2ND3RD4THSCORE
Portland (2-1)36213025112
Houston (0-3)27262724104
Portland Trailblazers
STARTERSMINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
Damian Lillard337-120-24-45410118
Wesley Matthews202-60-01-1332015
Donte' Thomas357-100-16-6111400420
J.J. Hickson334-90-03-411210111
Lamarcus Aldridge374-103-70-05212019
BENCHMINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
Delonte' West267-91-10-01100015
Randy Foye224-103-70-01000111
Jajuan Johnson153-50-01-3510107
Tyler Honeycutt101-31-11-2100004
Meyers Leonard51-10-00-0300002
Elliot Williams-- DID NOT PLAY --
Will Barton-- DID NOT PLAY --
TEAM TOTALS48-855-1217-214827538112
Houston Rockets
STARTERSMINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
Jeremy Lin363-71-13-54300010
James Harden396-223-96-63920221
Chandler Parsons335-91-20-05420111
Patrick Patterson327-110-13-45300017
Omer Asik343-60-02-21011018
BENCHMINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
Marcus Morris175-110-12-33101012
Carlos Delfino183-41-12-2451019
Toney Douglas152-51-20-0220105
Donatas Montiejunas153-50-00-0100006
Daequan Cook62-41-20-0100005
Terrence Jones10-00-00-0000000
Cole Aldrich-- DID NOT PLAY --
TEAM TOTALS39-848-1918-224629626104


2 Hours Ago by Martellus Clark | ESPNportland
HOUSTON -- The Blazers won their first road game of the season tonight, defeating the Rockets 112-104 in Houston a night after losing in Oklahoma City. Led by Thomas's first triple double of the season {16th of career} the Blazers were able to hold off Houston's late rally attempt, after failing at that task against the Thunder.

The Blazers shot a season-high 52% from the field tonight, and had 6 players in double figures in scoring, including newly signed G Delonte' West (signed for 2 year/8.34 million) who finished with 15 points, on 7-9 shooting. Coach Stotts had this to say about the addition of West.

"He's a great ball player, and he gives us exactly what we need coming off the bench, he can score, he can play defense, and now he gives us another option of our closing lineup as well. He looked good out there, we'll teach him the system, get him a couple plays out there, so I think he'll be fine."

{That closing lineup Coach Stotts is talking about? The Blazers have used a different closing lineup in each game this season. Lakers: Lillard, Matthews, Thomas, Aldridge, Leonard. Thunder: Lillard, Matthews, Thomas, Hickson, Aldridge. Rockets: Lillard, West, Matthews, Thomas, Aldridge.}

The Blazers started the game off on a 9-0 run but couldn't seem to stop the Rockets from scoring runs, giving up multiple 8-0 runs. The Rockets hung around seemingly all game, as the 2nd unit provided them with efficient play, hustle and tough defense, also putting up 36 points in the process.

"We did a good job today of keeping them off the glass, we knew with Asik and Patterson, amongst others, they were gonna crash and possibly get around 15 offensive rebounds, I'm not sure how many they finished with, but our guys did a good job of boxing out and not giving up too many second chance points," Head Coach Terry Stotts said.

"Overall, it's our 3rd consecutive game giving up 100, and I don't like that all. We have to tight up defensively, I'll try to slow the offensive tempo down because we have the tools defensively to keep teams shooting 42-45% and at the same time, we have the tools to be able to score 110 points a game, we have the weapons, so we're going to have to find a balance. We've proved we can win the 110-105 type games, but championship teams don't give up 107 points a game, and that's what we need to not to.

It's a process."

Game Notes
Head Coach Terry Stotts was accessed with a technical foul for arguing with a referee about a non-call in the 3rd quarter.


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Dynasty: d11king
06:05 PM - December 3, 2012. Written by d11king


Blazers Can't Hang On, Lose To Thunder



Thomas had an all-around game, but it wasn't enough to can't carry Blazers to victory.

Portland Trailblazers (1-1) at Oklahoma City Thunder (1-1)
Nov 2, 20121234Final
Portland24322526107
Oklahoma City21332532111
Top Performers
Portland Trailblazers
Donte' Thomas - 28 points, 9 assts, 5 rebs (13-22 fg)
Lamarcus Aldridge - 25 points, 7 rebs (11-23 fgs)
Oklahoma City Thunder
Kevin Durant - 27 points, 10 rebs (12-22 fg)
Kevin Martin - 27 points, 2 assts, 1 reb (8-21 fg)
Team Stats Comparison
POROKC
FG Made-Att42-9238-85
3PT Made-Att8-189-24
FT Made-Att15-1826-29
Rebounds4646
Assists2130
Turnovers75
Steals44
Blocks34
Portland Trailblazers
STARTERSMINFG3PTFTREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
JJ. Hickson315-100-04-415200014
Damian Lillard364-112-44-46500314
Oklahoma City Thunder
STARTERSMINFG3PTFTREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
Russell Westbrook396-210-37-941430219
Serge Ibaka354-60-02-29001010


1 Hour Ago by Martellus Clark | ESPNportland
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Russell Westbrook was 6-14 shooting, Serge Ibaka didn't have a double-double, J.J. Hickson finished with 14 points and 15 rebounds, Aldridge and Thomas both scored more than 25, yet the Thunder found a way to win the game at home 111-107.

The difference? The bench. After having 37 points off the bench against the Lakers two nights ago, the Blazers were only able to muster 15 points against the Thunder. The Thunder did not have that same problem, as they erupted for 41, including 27 from Kevin Martin.

The Blazers were up the entire game, their biggest lead being 10, they were also up 4 with 2:57 left in the game, but the clutch contested baskets by both Kevin Durant and Kevin Martin were too much for the Blazers to overcome.

"We blew that game, we had it in our possession but they wanted it more.. so our guys just gave it to them," Head Coach Terry Stotts said.

"It's really tough to come into a building like this, against a team like this, and get a W, and it's going to be even harder knowing that we should be 2-0. To work that hard and be so close, and to have it slip away.. it's tough. We didn't get enough production off the bench, and we're still giving up too many points on defense, we have a lot of work to do to get to where we want to be, but the season's still young, so no need to worry now."

The Blazers need to quickly put this game behind them as they travel down south to take on a tough Houston team tomorrow night in their first back-to-back of the season.


Game Notes
The Thunder were 26-29 from the free-throw line, compared to 15-18 from the Blazers. The Blazers also had 0 fastbreak points.

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Interviews

[Media Room]


Thomas: It's tough. It really is... We have to find a way to close games out, and it starts on the defensive end. We'll learn from this experience, but we have to get ready for Houston tomorrow.

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[Locker Room]

Aldridge: I mean, I don't what needs to be said. We know what we didn't do, and we know what we did do. Hopefully, as the season goes along, we'll know what we did do, and we'll have no idea what we didn't do cause we did everything we needed to.

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Dynasty: d11king
06:03 PM - December 3, 2012. Written by d11king

Blazers to Sign G Delonte West



A deal has not yet been reached, but it is expected to be done by early Friday.


1 Hour Ago | Associated Press
PORTLAND -- Delonte West will soon be apart of the Portland Trailblazers, after be waived by the Dallas Mavericks earlier in the preseason. West, who is believed to be the backup point guard behind Lillard, brings a much more complete game to the 2nd unit of the Blazers than that of current backup point guard, Nolan Smith. With the ability to defend around the perimeter, and score, West adds more firepower to a Blazers bench which now features 4 newcomers: West, Foye, Honeycutt**, and Johnson.

(** - Honeycutt was acquired via trade with Sacramento. Portland receives: Tyler Honeycutt; Sacramento receives: 2013 2nd Round Draft pick.)

Dynasty: d11king
06:01 PM - December 3, 2012. Written by d11king


Aldridge Explodes in Season Opener



Thomas's first points of the season was a steal that led to a breakaway dunk

Los Angeles Lakers at Portland Trailblazers
Oct 31, 20121ST2ND3RD4THSCORE
Los Angeles (1-1)29242928110
Portland (1-0)28282837121
Los Angeles Lakers
STARTERSMINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
Steve Nash356-80-05-52820017
Kobe Bryant4015-280-25-63510135
Metta World Peace352-101-21-1430005
Pau Gasol344-120-12-37401110
Dwight Howard3810-120-03-313310123
BENCHMINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
Antwan Jamison184-101-10-0500009
Jordan Hill131-30-00-0700002
Darius Morris80-10-01-2010001
Jodie Meeks102-31-21-1100006
Devin Ebanks70-00-00-0000000
Chris Duhon30-00-02-2020002
Steve Blake40-10-00-0100000
TEAM TOTALS44-883-819-244227413110
Portland Trailblazers
STARTERSMINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
Damian Lillard335-131-40-041100011
Wesley Matthews292-61-25-56000010
Donte' Thomas3512-280-20-210810224
J.J. Hickson302-70-01-1830105
Lamarcus Aldridge3614-180-06-611300034
BENCHMINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
Randy Foye237-146-100-03000020
Jajuan Johnson182-30-01-2550005
Nolan Smith152-30-00-0130004
Tyler Honeycutt132-51-23-4221018
Meyers Leonard140-10-00-0600010
Elliot Williams10-00-00-0000000
Will Barton-- DID NOT PLAY --
TEAM TOTALS48-989-2016-205630214121



Michael Wilbon
ESPN.com
October 31, 2012

PORTLAND -- When somebody on the team has it going.. when somebody on the team has the hot hand, you feed them the rock, and that's exactly what the Blazers did with Lamarcus Aldridge. Aldridge finished the game with 34 points on 14-18 shooting, and pulled down 11 rebounds in the process, 5 of them being offensive, in the Blazers home win against the Lakers 121-110.

The game was back and forth all night as neither team was able to get a comfortable lead. Kobe did what Kobe does, 35 points on 15-28 shooting, but just couldn't get enough from his teammates. In the fourth quarter, Portland put their best perimeter defender, Thomas, on Bryant and it paid off, as Bryant went 3-9 in the quarter, as the Lakers gave up 37 points in the 4th with little offense.

Thomas, in his first regular season game back from injury, was 12-28 from the field, but managed to post his usual 'almost triple-double' numbers doing posting up 24 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists. Coach Stotts had this to say about his team's performance.

"I'm proud of our guys, we did an excellent job holding off a good team, especially a team like the Lakers, but we have to look at the bigger picture and that's we're not going to win many games giving up 110 points. We would like to keep teams in the 90-95 range, so we'll continue working on defense in practice, and possibly slowing the tempo down offensively. Our transition defense needs to get better, and we absolutely have to contest every shot that's taken.

Outside of that, offensively we did a good job getting offensive rebounds and second chance points. Foye gave us a spark off the bench, Honeycutt came in and provided too, our bench did exceptional today. As a whole, if we can tighten up defensively, we should be alright.

The Trailblazers are off for a 3 game road trip, starting Friday against the Western Conference champions, Oklahoma City Thunder.

Game Notes
The Trailblazers had 56 rebounds (15 offensive) out-rebounding the Lakers by 14. The Trailblazers also had 37 points off the bench, 20 from Foye.

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Interviews

[On-Court Post Game Interview with Aldridge]

Doris Burke: Lamarcus, you put up 34 points on Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard tonight, also hitting a high percentage of your shots... what made you so effective against those bigs tonight?

Lamarcus Aldridge: I just played my game. I played Lamarcus Aldridge basketball, we played Portland Trailblazer basketball, and we came together tonight and wanted to start the season off right, and that's what we did. My teammates put me in a good position all night, and I was able to capitalize...

DB: It just seemed like every offensive rebound opportunity was going your way, you racked up 5 tonight, especially in critical moments, is that something you've been working on this off-season.

LA: It is! I wanted to get easy opportunities, and I wanted to be a better rebounder, so spent the summer just fighting in the trenches, just going after the ball. Coach says our 120% effort given will be 20% better than what our opponent will be giving, so we come out and fight, and tonight it paid off for us.

DB: What did you think of the new guys? Thomas, Lillard, Foye....

LA: They came up big tonight. I think Foye hit like five 3's or something like that, and Thomas and Lillard for being young guys did extremely well. I'm expecting big things from them this season. We have a good team here.

DB: Is this something we'll see all season from you?

LA: Definitely.

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[Media Room]

Thomas: I wasn't nervous, it's what I do, there's nothing to be nervous about when you know what you're doing, and you have to do is go out there and execute. They doubled hard on LA {Lamarcus Aldridge} tonight, and I got alot of open looks and they just didn't fall... Nothing else to say about that. Just gotta knock them down..."








Dynasty: d11king
05:57 PM - December 3, 2012. Written by d11king
Aldridge and Thomas Lead Blazers to Preseason Victory



Lamarcus Aldridge had the hot hand, scoring 28 points on 10-15 shooting



Utah Jazz at Portland Trailblazers
Oct 20, 20121ST2ND3RD4THSCORE
Utah (0-1)28193125103
Portland (1-1)28252230105
Utah Jazz
STARTERSMINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
Mo Williams365-190-27-711100417
Gordon Hayward345-80-10-04610010
Marvin Williams357-174-60-011401118
Paul Millsap345-100-06-712011016
Al Jefferson3110-200-01-311101021
BENCHMINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
Derrick Favors232-40-02-2400016
Raja Bell122-31-22-2000017
Alec Burks181-20-00-0220002
Jamaal Tinsley62-30-10-0020004
Enes Kanter101-10-00-0300002
Earl Watson60-20-00-0010000
Demarre Carroll-- DID NOT PLAY --
TEAM TOTALS40/895/1218/214327238103
Portland Trailblazers
STARTERSMINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
Damian Lillard332-180-60-0450004
Wesley Matthews376-142-62-35510116
Donte' Thomas389-171-23-5101221222
Lamarcus Aldridge3410-150-08-89001028
J.J. Hickson362-70-03-31100007
BENCHMINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
Randy Foye226-113-73-31000018
Jajuan Johnson193-40-00-0301006
Nolan Smith161-20-02-2210004
Will Barton40-20-00-0220000
Meyers Leonard60-00-00-0200000
Elliot Williams-- DID NOT PLAY --
Joel Freeland-- DID NOT PLAY --
TEAM TOTALS39/906/2121/244325424105


1 Hour Ago by Martellus Clark| ESPNportland
PORTLAND -- The Blazers did just enough to hang on in their preseason matchup against the Utah Jazz tonight, defeating the Jazz 105-103 in front of their hometown faithful.

Led by Lamarcus Aldridge's 28 points (14 in the fourth) and 9 rebounds, the Blazer's were able to steal the game back after blowing an 11 point 3rd quarter lead. Thomas, in his first game back from a broken forearm injury last season, posted a triple double, scoring 24 points on 52% shooting, dishing out 12 assists and pulling down 10 rebounds.

"I felt good out there, I could've done a better job on the defensive side of the ball, I gave up too many points to [Marvin] Williams, but over time, I'll get my legs back under me, and I should be good," Donte' Thomas.

The defensive gameplan was to try and keep the ball away from the post and into Williams's hand for an outside shot. He proved he would be able to hit from beyond the arc, shooting 4-6 from deep.

Randy Foye provided the much needed spark off the bench. After scoring 0 points in the first half, Foye would finish the game with 18, while shooting 3-7 from the 3-point line. Rookie guard Damian Lillard had a rough outing, finishing with only 4 points on a whopping 2-18 from the field.

"I liked Lillard's activity. I'm not going to read too much into his shooting performance, it just wasn't his game. He had a ton of great oppurtunites, a lot of open shots and they just didn't fall tonight, and the more he missed in a row, the more it looked like it became a mental thin, but he knows we want him to continue doing what he did, attacking the basket, taking those midrange jumpers, and continue to force the defense to react. That's the only way we're going to succeed," Head Coach Terry Stots said.

"Overall, it was good performance from our guys, we came out in the first half, and did what we wanted to do offensively and defensively, we contested shots, we fought for rebounds, we did alot of the little things. The third quarter, not so much, I think we gave up like a 14-0 run or something like that, and we didn't recover from that until the 4th. We gave up too any open jumpers, and our transition defense is something we'll need work on, because we can't give teams any easy oppurtunities."

The Blazers are off to play Denver for their next preseason matchup.
Dynasty: d11king
05:53 PM - December 3, 2012. Written by d11king





Meet Thomas; Donte' Thomas

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Donte' Thomas is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Portland Trailblazers. During his collegiate career where he starred at UConn alongside Kemba Walker, he had career averages of 14ppg, 7rpg and 4apg. He was highly recruited out of high school, and his final decision came down to UConn where he chose the Huskies over UCLA, Arizona, Indiana, Duke and North Carolina.

During his junior year at UConn he averaged 17ppg, 9rpg and 4apg where he was named an NCAA All-American alongside teammate Kemba Walker. Although Kemba Walker was the star of the team, many believed Thomas was the better player because of his all-around contributions, and rightfully so, he was drafted in the First Round 7th Pick by the Portland Trailblazers, 2 picks ahead of college teammate Kemba Walker.

In his rookie year, Thomas averaged 22ppg 6rpg, and 6apg, the only rookie to a average at least 22+, 6+ and 6+ since since the Big O, Oscar Robertson. His season would be cut short due to a broken left forearm, where he would eventually miss the last 29 games of the season. Thomas was also selected to the All-NBA Rookie First Team.

"He reminds me much of myself, even as a rookie, but just a different brand, he's definitely more physical than I was... He's got good ball handling skills, which I expect to improve over the course of time, his rebounding is decent, if he put the work in this summer he should average alot more, last year I think he just tried to out jump players, [this summer he's been working with Hakeem and Shaq], and one of the things I love most about him is he is a flat out scorer... Oooowee can this kid score. He can take you to the hole, he can knock down the mid range, or he can beat you with bullyball on the block. He's pretty much a walking triple-double every time he steps out there on the floor," Hall of Famer Magic Johnson said.

Returning from injury, Thomas, alongside NBA All-Star Lamarcus Aldridge, are expected to lead this young group of Blazers (average age is 24) back to playoffs.


Thomas in recent weeks, recently signed with Jordan Brand, and is expected to have a signature shoe this season.
Thomas wears #11 in honor of his uncle, Isiah Thomas.
Thomas recorded 6 triple-doubles in his rookie season.
Thomas's game has been compared to LeBron James, James Harden, Rudy Gay and Paul George.



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VITALS

Name: Donte' Thomas
Height: 6'9
Weight: 231 lbs.
Play Style: All-Around
Secondary Position: Power Forward
College: Conneticut
Personality: Laid Back
Play Type: Mid Range
Play Type 2: Post Up High
Play Type 3: Isolation
Play Type 4: P&R Handler
Play Initiation: Yes

ATTRIBUTES

Overall: 87
Shot Inside: 78
Shot Close: 76
Shot Medium: 84
Shot 3PT: 73
Free Throw: 77
Layup: 78
Dunk: 83
Standing Dunk: 68
Shoot In Traffic: 72
Post Fadeaway: 77
Post Hook: 73
Shoot off Dribble: 76
Ball Handling: 79
Off Hand Dribbling: 75
Ball Security: 73
Pass: 77
Block: 69
Steal: 64
Hands: 81
On Ball Defense: 91
Off Rebound: 61
Def Rebound: 73
Low Post Offense: 80
Low Post Defense: 71
Offensive Awareness: 70
Defensive Awareness: 70
Consistency: 82
Stamina: 96
Speed: 87
Quickness: 80
Strength: 76
Vertical: 91
Hustle: 86
Durability: 90
Potential: 95
Emotion: 99

CONTRACT

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
2.67 million 2.98 million 3.37 million
Dynasty: d11king
05:52 PM - December 3, 2012. Written by d11king



Game: NBA 2K13
Platform: XBOX 360
Sliders: VTCRB and EAGLEROCK
Roster: VTCRB and EAGLEROCK
Current Draft Class: EXOGENESIS and VTCRB
Season Length: 82 Games
Playoff Formatting: 7-7-7-7
Player Roles: On
Chemistry: On
Difficulty: Hall of Fame

30 Team User Control is ON



Team Roster
#NAMEPOSAGEHTWTSALARY
12LaMarcus AldridgePF276-11240
8Luke BabbitSF236-9225
5Will BartonSG216-5170
19Joel FreelandPF256-10225
20Randy FoyeSG296-4225
21J.J. HicksonC246-9242
7Jajuan JohnsonPF236-10221
1Jared JeffriesPF316-11240
10Meyers LeonardC207-1245
2Wesley MatthewsSG266-5220
24Ronnie PricePG296-2190
4Nolan SmithPG246-2185
11Donte' ThomasSF226-9230
9Elliot WilliamsSG236-5180



Portland Trailblazers Depth Chart - 2012
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
PGDamian LillardNolan SmithRonnie Price
SGWesley Matthews Randy FoyeElliot WilliamsWill Barton
SFDonte' ThomasWill BartonElliot WilliamsLuke Babbit
PFLamarcus AldridgeJajuan JohnsonMeyers LeonardJoel Freeland
CJ.J. HicksonMeyers LeonardJared JeffriesJoel Freeland



Welcome fellas, this is my first dynasty that I will be doing, and I'm actually pretty excited for it. This dynasty though, will not be like any others (or any that I know of)... Let me explain why and how I will be doing this dynasty. I am a MyPlayer guy, but have seemed to fallen out of love with the mode in 13 because there was just too many problems, and too much dumb stuff going on within the league. So I decided to give association another chance (I used to strictly be an offline association guy) but once I get into Association, I start missing MyPlayer and once I get back into MyPlayer, I miss Association. If only 2K could combine the two.... Which is exactly what I will be doing. Playvision will be on, plays will be set to automatic, I DO NOT SPAM THE A BUTTON or look to score 50 points every game, I play the game as if this 2K world is real, and I play exactly as if I was in the NBA. My created player is basically an Overall 87 version of myself, I tried making the player as close to my skill set as possible, for example, I'm a streaky shooter from the outside, but not that great, the rating I gave myself was 73. I will be using player lock on my player whenever he is in the game, I do not cheese and I do not abuse any moves. With myself being a SF, when I take myself out, I will still be on Player Lock with whomever the SF is at the time.


All trades will be posted in the OS Trade Finder thread, before the trigger is pulled.





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Dynasty: d11king
Minnesota Vikings at Pittsburgh Steelers
Feb 3, 20131ST2ND3RD4THOTSCORE
Minnesota Vikings (13-3)143010336
Pittsburgh Steelers (10-6)32460033
Team Stats Comparison
MINPIT
Total Offense423489
Rushing Yards9984
Passing Yards324405
First Downs2317
Punt Return Yards2730
Kick Return Yards151121
Total Yards601640
Turnovers41
3rd Down Converstion7-2010-23
4th Down Conversion4-50-0
2-Point Conversion2-20-0
Red Zone Touchdowns/Field Goals4-2-25-0-4
Penalties4-503-22
Posession Time32:3240:22
Scoring Summary
FIRST QUARTER SCORINGMINPIT
7:12(MIN) Christian Ponder 2 Yard TD Pass to Jerome Felton70
5:44(MIN) A.J. Jefferson 19 Yard Fumble Return for TD140
:54(PIT) Billy Cundiff 30 Yard FG143
SECOND QUARTER SCORINGMINPIT
12:10(PIT) Cameron Heyward 10 Yard Fumble Return for TD1410
9:01(PIT) Ben Roethlisberger 28 Yard TD Pass to Mike Wallace1417
3:23(PIT) Billy Cundiff 25 Yard FG1420
1:32(PIT) Ben Roethlisberger 61 Yard TD Pass to Mike Wallace1427
:01(MIN) Blair Walsh 27 Yard FG1727
THIRD QUARTER SCORINGMINPIT
4:36(PIT) Billy Cundiff 20 Yard FG1730
:04(PIT) Billy Cundiff 18 Yard FG1733
FOURTH QUARTER SCORINGMINPIT
6:21(MIN) Toby Gerhart 1 Yard TD Run (2pt. Good)2533
:39(MIN) Joe Webb 25 Yard TD Pass to Greg Childs (2pt. Good)3333
OVERTIME SCORINGMINPIT
6:13(MIN) Blair Walsh 27 Yard FG3633
Minnesota Vikings
PASSINGC/AYDSTDINT
Joe Webb15/2918710
Christian Ponder12/3014712
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGTD
Toby Gerhart22452.01
Joe Webb5387.60
Christian Ponder2189.00
Jordan Todman122.00
Percy Harvin1-4-4.00
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGTD
Percy Harvin712517.80
Kyle Rudolph77210.20
Jerome Simpson45213.00
Greg Childs33913.01
Devin Aromashodu24120.50
John Carlson166.00
Jerome Felton122.01
Toby Gerhart122.00
Jordan Todman1-5-5.00
BLOCKINGPANCAKESACK
Kyle Rudolph11
DEFENSETACKSACKINTTD
Erin Henderson7000
Chad Greenway7100
Harrison Smith6000
Antoine Winfield6000
Chris Cook6000
Jasper Brinkley6000
Kevin Williams4200
Letroy Guion4000
Jared Allen3000
Brian Robison3000
Mistral Raymond3000
Everson Griffen3000
A.J. Jefferson3001
Tyrell Johnson2000
D'Aundre Reed2000
KICKINGFGXPPTSLONG
Blair Walsh2/22/2827
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGIN20
Chris Kluwe627646.02
KICK RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
Percy Harvin37625.30
Marcus Sherels37525.00
PUNT RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
Marcus Sherels3279.00
Pittsburgh Steelers
PASSINGC/AYDSTDINT
Ben Roethlisberger24/4041620
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGTD
Rashard Mendenhall37842.20
Ahmard Hall100.00
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGTD
Mike Wallace820625.72
Antonio Brown513827.60
Rashard Mendenhall4-7-1.70
Heath Miller34013.30
Emmanuel Sanders284.00
Leonard Pope12121.00
Jerricho Cotchery11010.00
BLOCKINGPANCAKESACK
Ramon Foster02
DEFENSETACKSACKINTTD
Lawrence Timmons9000
Ike Taylor7000
Troy Polamalu6010
Larry Foote5000
Ryan Mundy4000
James Harrison4100
LaMarr Woodley4000
Ryan Clark4000
Cortez Allen3000
Curtis Brown3000
Cameron Heyward3001
Keenan Lewis3010
Brett Keisel2000
Brandon Johnson1000
Casey Hampton1000
KICKINGFGXPPTSLONG
Billy Cundiff4/63/31530
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGIN20
Jeremy Kapinos627746.10
KICK RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
Antonio Brown25829.00
Chris Rainey25226.00
Jerricho Cotchery11111.00
PUNT RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
Antonio Brown33010.00
Dynasty: Str8Edge4Life
02:19 PM - December 3, 2012. Written by Str8Edge4Life
Conference Championship Round
Sunday's GamesHi PassingHi RushingHi Receiving
Jacksonville 31 @ Pittsburgh 45Ben Roethlisberger:303 (Pit)Jonathan Dwyer:122 (Pit)Emmanuel Sanders:180 (Pit)
Seattle 20 @ Minnesota 23Russell Wilson:239 (Sea)Marshawn Lynch:72 (Sea)Percy Harvin:95 (Min)
Dynasty: Str8Edge4Life
Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings
Jan 20, 20131ST2ND3RD4THSCORE
Seattle Seahawks (12-4)7310020
Minnesota Vikings (13-3)3710323
Team Stats Comparison
SEAMIN
Total Offense359239
Rushing Yards13474
Passing Yards225165
First Downs1515
Punt Return Yards2328
Kick Return Yards118194
Total Yards500461
Turnovers02
3rd Down Converstion4-182-12
4th Down Conversion0-10-1
2-Point Conversion0-00-0
Red Zone Touchdowns/Field Goals4-2-22-0-1
Penalties4-551-5
Posession Time40:3619:24
Scoring Summary
FIRST QUARTER SCORINGSEAMIN
8:56(MIN) Blair Walsh 42 Yard FG03
5:46(SEA) Russell Wilson 1 Yard TD Pass to Evan Moore73
SECOND QUARTER SCORINGSEAMIN
9:50(SEA) Steven Hauschka 25 Yard FG103
:42(MIN) Christian Ponder 24 Yard TD Pass to Percy Harvin1010
THIRD QUARTER SCORINGSEAMIN
14:50(MIN) Percy Harvin 98 Yard KR for TD1017
14:25(SEA) Russell Wilson 8 Yard TD Pass to Marshawn Lynch1717
10:44(MIN) Blair Walsh 39 Yard FG1720
:19(SEA) Steven Hauschka 35 Yard FG2020
FOURTH QUARTER SCORINGSEAMIN
:58(MIN) Blair Walsh 33 Yard FG2023
Seattle Seahawks
PASSINGC/AYDSTDINT
Russell Wilson16/2423920
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGTD
Marshawn Lynch37721.90
Robert Turbin7334.70
Russell Wilson3299.60
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGTD
Braylon Edwards38628.60
Marshawn Lynch33511.61
Golden Tate2178.50
Zach Miller2168.00
Sidney Rice13737.00
Ben Obamanu11818.00
Anthony McCoy11616.00
Michael Robinson199.00
Robert Turbin144.00
Evan Moore111.01
BLOCKINGPANCAKESACK
Max Unger10
Breno Giacomini01
Marshawn Lynch01
Jeff Otah01
DEFENSETACKSACKINTTD
Earl Thomas9000
Bobby Wagner6000
Kam Chancellor4000
LeRoy Hill4000
K.J. Wright3100
Jason Jones3200
Brandon Mebane3100
Byron Maxwell3000
Brandon Browner3000
Marcus Trufant2100
Chris Clemons2000
Michael Robinson2000
Richard Sherman1000
Jeron Johnson1000
Heath Farwell1000
KICKINGFGXPPTSLONG
Steven Hauschka2/42/2835
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGIN20
Jon Ryan836145.13
KICK RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
Golden Tate37725.60
Leon Washington24120.50
PUNT RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
Leon Washington22311.50
Minnesota Vikings
PASSINGC/AYDSTDINT
Christian Ponder12/3018610
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGTD
Adrian Peterson18492.70
Toby Gerhart393.00
Devin Aromashodu2126.00
Christian Ponder273.50
Percy Harvin1-3-3.00
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGTD
Percy Harvin49523.71
Jerome Simpson44110.20
Devin Aromashodu24321.50
Jerome Felton199.00
Toby Gerhart1-2-2.00
BLOCKINGPANCAKESACK
Matt Kalil10
Charlie Johnson10
Geoff Schwartz01
Phil Loadholt02
DEFENSETACKSACKINTTD
Chad Greenway9000
Antoine Winfield8000
Brian Robison6200
Kevin Williams6000
Jasper Brinkley6000
Letroy Guion5000
Erin Henderson4100
Jared Allen4000
Mistral Raymond4000
Josh Robinson3000
A.J. Jefferson3000
Harrison Smith3000
John Carlson2000
Audie Cole1000
Christian Ballard1000
KICKINGFGXPPTSLONG
Blair Walsh3/32/21142
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGIN20
Chris Kluwe630350.51
KICK RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
Percy Harvin417142.71
Marcus Sherels12323.00
PUNT RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
Marcus Sherels5285.60
Dynasty: Str8Edge4Life
01:52 PM - December 3, 2012. Written by olivertheorem
Utah Valley Wolverines at North Dakota Fighting Sioux
Feb 24, 20121ST2NDSCORE
Utah Valley (12-15, 8-2)332053
North Dakota (6-21, 6-4)172138
Utah Valley Wolverines
STARTERSMINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
C Jean Davis272-40-02-21000046
F Raul Osborne232-50-01-2811035
F Lee Russell276-110-12-21201314
G Antonia Chaffee273-51-12-2310019
G Richard Coulombe232-30-00-1100014
BENCHMINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
C Didier Durieu200-00-00-0400000
G Hugo Trevino172-41-11-3230006
F Robert Lui151-10-01-2110003
F David Saad132-50-02-2410116
G Chris Spear80-20-20-0010000
TEAM TOTALS20-402-511-163410121353
North Dakota Fighting Sioux
STARTERSMINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
C Kyle Simone302-30-02-2300016
F John Meyer161-60-00-0301102
G Victorino Gimenez291-90-01-2413023
G William Thompson130-20-11-2200001
G Booker Cade251-30-12-2030014
BENCHMINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
F/C Domingo Sumpter213-60-01-1401017
G Edward Langford172-30-00-0101034
G John Green141-90-53-4100015
G/F Renato Coldiron121-30-00-0100002
G Andrew Graham81-30-02-3200004
F Ward Dunlop70-00-00-0320000
F/C Fredrick Collins30-00-00-0000000
F/C Colin Turner30-00-00-0100000
G/F Jan Hornung30-10-00-0100000
TEAM TOTALS13-480-712-1626661938
Dynasty: olivertheorem
Sunday, December 2, 2012
11:48 PM - December 2, 2012. Written by Str8Edge4Life
Orlando Magic at Los Angeles Lakers
Dec 2, 20121ST2ND3RD4THSCORE
Orlando (Me)2717242795
Los Angeles (CPU)2216173590
Orlando Magic
STARTERSMINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
E'Twaun Moore, PG363/90/21/3330127
Arron Afflalo, SG369/233/63/55201024
Moe Harkless, SF346/170/17/84211419
Glen Davis, PF264/50/00/0423328
Nikola Vucevic, C302/50/03/51331127
BENCHMINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
J.J. Redick, SG195/102/44/53200116
Andrew Nicholson, PF172/80/10/0521004
Ishmael Smith, PG150/20/10/0430010
Gustavo Ayon, C133/30/00/0501006
Kyle O'Quinn, PF81/20/00/0300002
Josh McRoberts, PF70/20/22/2010002
DeQuan Jones, SG50/20/00/0100000
TEAM TOTALS35/885/1720/285020771395
Los Angeles Lakers
STARTERSMINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
Darius Morris, PG285/90/10/011500310
Kobe Bryant, SG4010/240/64/47620024
Metta World Peace, SF412/90/31/2520135
Pau Gasol, PF313/100/14/45010010
Dwight Howard, C3912/170/01/217220325
BENCHMINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AREBASTSTLBLKTOPTS
Antawn Jamison, PF272/131/50/0800135
Chris Duhon, PG210/40/02/2443032
Jodie Meeks, SG142/61/22/2200107
Jordan Hill, C41/20/00/2200012
TEAM TOTALS37/942/1814/186119831790
Dynasty: Str8Edge4Life