Will get the blog rolling in 5 minutes.
Ok I just watched the Raps and the Wizards so it may take me a bit to adjust to actual basketball.
But these are 2 teams that are looking far better than those 2 squads.
Even Greg Oden is showing signs of being...well not a bust.
This is a start of a 4 game road trip for the Heat.
Heat are 9-7 and 3-2 on the road....Blazers are 12-7 and 7-3 at the Rose Garden.
Both come in losing 2 straight and looking to get back on the winning track.
Can the Heat get back on track and start this road trip on the right foot? The Blazers are in the tough Western Conference and that means you have to get as many wins as possible.
Brandon Roy...D-Wade and lots of young stars this should be fun.
I bet they don't cheer for Pizza at the Rose Garden...just for wins
Chalmers, Wade, Beasley, Q-Rich and J.O the starting 5 for Miami
Blake, Roy, Oden, Cunningham and Webster for the Blazers.
A sellout crowd at the Rose Garden.
Greg Oden still looks like he is pushing 45....LOL
Almost time to tip it up.
J.O and Oden on the tip...Miami control it.
J.O scores who started his career in Portland.
Webster a miss...Chalmers the other way for 3 and Heat off to a 5-0 lead.
Wade an amazing spin and drive for the pretty lay up.
Portland has started slow but an Oden offensive board turned into a Webster Triple.
Wade answers with another score and Heat off to a fast start leading 9-3.
Offensive foul on Portland.
Greg Oden and J.O get tangled up and Oden called for the foul his 2nd and a tech on Nate on the Portland bench.
Miami miss the tech foul shot.
all of this with 9:05 to go in first.
Q-Rich takes and makes a 2...Heat lead 11-3 and Portland need a time out to re-group.
Roy scores off the offensive rebound out of the time out.
Q-Rich hits a 3 and it is 14-5 Miami.
Another offensive foul on Portland.
J.O the miss and Beasley had the board stolen away....Roy for 3 in transition...Blazers needed that.
Beasley drives and scores and draws the and 1 foul which he hits...17-8 Miami.
Roy takes and makes he has 7 straight points for Portland.
A steal and Cunningham the Nova rookie draws foul and splits a pair at the line.
Another steal for Portland.
Blazers miss a shot but Beasley can't haul in the board and it goes out off him.
Webster scores on a second chance for the Blazers....Miami's lead just 4 now at 17-13.
Beasley of the bank for 2.
5:39 to go no shot make for Roy and it is 2 shots not 3...which he makes both of them.
19-15 Heat....Roy takes a 3 but missed it...Wade a pretty basket for 2 he already has a couple highlights and 6 points.
Illegal D call on Miami and Roy makes the Tech.
Miller checks in for Portland and turns it over.