Sunday, July 11, 2010
Trailblazers win over Rockets 84-67
Given it is summer league, but who doesn't like to hear that their team won. I didn't watch the game, I don't even know if it was broadcast anywhere. Doubtful. However the Blazers beat the Rockets at Cox Pavilion at UNLV. Patty Mills played his first extensive minutes since breaking his ankle just before last years summer league was set to start. Almost getting a Triple-Double just in the first 26 minutes, Go you tiny aborigine man. With Babbitt and Johnson on the summer league team, I think it's a great way to get them a bit of a feel for the team before the next season. Now I haven't forgotten about Jeff Pendergraph, he's my boy. He may have just been a rookie last season and didn't get all that much playing time, but when he did play he tore up the court. I can't remember if it was the second or third to last game when we had already clenched our playoff seed. We played alot of rookies and 3rd or 4th or even 5th stringers, and in the first half Pendergraph had 9 dunks, yeah 9, just in the first half and they were some pretty beastly dunks at that. He just exudes energy, how often do you see a rookie leading the pregame chant. I know it seems like a small thing but that's one of the things I like about Portland, you don't do something because of who you are, you do something because of what you can do. I can't wait to see what he does as a Sophomore.