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Blazers have that 'sinking ship' feeling

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08:12 AM ET 03.08 | What a long and sad trip this could be for Portland. In the first game of a self-described "make or break" seven-game road odyssey, the Trail Blazers were dealt a humbling 106-94 defeat by the Minnesota Timberwolves Wednesday night at the Target Center. It was the Blazers' eighth loss in the last 12 games and the team -- and the season -- is starting to feel a whole lot like a sinking ship that can't stop taking in water. So much so that the Blazers' always glass-half-full locker room showed a glimpse of acceptance after losing to the Timberwolves for the second time in five nights and dropping to 19-20 in a season that is quickly slipping away. "Yeah," Gerald Wallace said, when asked if it felt like he was aboard a sinking ship.

The Oregonian

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March 8, 2012  08:20 AM ET

Third thread this week about the Blazers and their quitting bunch of players.




We get it.

March 8, 2012  08:44 AM ET

All aboard the sinking vessel? Put Felton back into the starting lineup dude.

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March 8, 2012  08:55 AM ET

They should use Felton's expiring contract before the deadline

March 8, 2012  09:17 AM ET

Welcome To The Club, Bros.

March 8, 2012  09:21 AM ET

Such a far, far distance from the Glory Days of RIP City ... if they only had Greg Oden in the lineup, everything would be different ;)

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March 8, 2012  09:50 AM ET

Seems like the last couple of years they were a few years from being Championship caliber like OKC but that boat has been docked for a while now...They need to shape up and ship out soon!

March 8, 2012  09:54 AM ET

In one of those odd stats that only the Elias Sports Bureau can produce, Love on Wednesday became the first player in NBA to record 25 points, 10 rebounds and three three-pointers in three consecutive games.

March 8, 2012  10:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

All aboard the sinking vessel? Put Felton back into the starting lineup dude.

That will only make the ship sink faster...dude is garbage, his ceiling was reached at UNC

March 8, 2012  10:05 AM ET

Well I thought Aldridge was a beast?

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March 8, 2012  02:36 PM ET

The crew of the Titanic pities the Failblazers.

March 8, 2012  02:37 PM ET

Hey...Ain't no shame losing to the wolves now-a-days.

March 8, 2012  05:02 PM ET

I'm sorry, but that ship done already sunk. it sunjk five years ago when the blazers picked Greg Oden over Kevin Durant.

March 8, 2012  06:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

That will only make the ship sink faster...dude is garbage, his ceiling was reached at UNC

No way, you must not be watching him then. He was ballin in Char and NY. Not saying he's elite but he's not garbage!

March 9, 2012  12:03 AM ET

They have some nice pieces to trade away when the deadline rolls around. Crawford, Wallace, Felton to name a few. Crawford would fit nicely with the bulls or clippers if they can't get ray Allen

March 9, 2012  03:04 AM ET

Nat for Brown trade!!!

 
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