The Blazers enjoyed their first blowout win of the year against the Timberwolves in a lazy Sunday at the Rose Garden.
The new three-guard lineup (is there a name for this lineup yet?) got things going with a 33-point first quarter, led by Miller and Aldridge.
Roy laid low in this one, getting people involved with seven assists before calling it a night with only two points.
Oden had his offense going in the first half and only committed one foul, but barely saw the floor in the second half.
It's always nice when the starters can take it easy and give way to the high-flying second unit.
The bench mob was moving the ball smoothly, combining for 16 assists.
Outlaw was filling it up at a very productive rate with 19 points, including three three-pointers. Rudy was making things happen with five boards, six assists, and four steals. Even Bayless got in on the action with 12 points, four assists, and no turnovers in 18 aggressive minutes.
These types of games are great for confidence and allow everyone to be involved, which puts off the murmur of players unhappy with their role for the time being.
Looking ahead over the next couple weeks, the schedule looks pretty light, so me may see a few more of these types of games coming up.
Oden's power block of Ryan Gomes (blazers.com).
Shout out to Great Pumpkin for the Outlaw love this weekend!