Blazers-Nuggets: A Confident Greg Oden Helps Portland End Losing Streak

Busta BucketCorrespondent IOctober 19, 2009

DALLAS - FEBRUARY 04:  Greg Oden #52 of the Portland Trail Blazers during play against the Dallas Mavericks on February 4, 2009 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Once again, the Blazer game was not televised last night, so the excitement down the stretch could only be relayed via Wheels and Tone on the radio. The team finally seemed to play with some passion in the fourth quarter breaking a three-game preseason losing streak.

It sounded like Oden struggled early on, but then with a little help from Juwan Howard, got his confidence going late in the game.

This is what the preseason is for, getting those things squared away. Oden has all the help he needs around him and all the tools to dominate. He just needs to consistently be a monster.

There isn't much more that I can tell you, so check out the NBA.com video recap for highlights.

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