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The Blazers Sticky Fingers Big Man

The Portland Trail Blazers edged out the Denver Nuggets Tuesday night by just two points.   Coach Terry Stotts’ team won the possession battle by forcing two more turnovers than Denver.   He can thank big man LaMarcus Aldridge for his team keeping the rock.

LMA became the first NBA player since Carmelo Anthony to take 30 shots while committing zero turnovers.

His ability to get a shot up before fumbling the ball away is a prime reason why he is a valuable piece of the Blazers.  Aldridge’s career turnover rate of 8.2% is one of the three lowest of all-time.

Here is the complete list of games with 30+ FGA’s and Zero turns (since 2010):

Player                    Date  Tm   FGA TOV
LaMarcus  Aldridge   2014-12-02 POR W  30   0
Carmelo  Anthony     2014-01-24 NYK W  35   0
Kevin  Durant        2014-01-07 OKC L  34   0
LaMarcus  Aldridge   2013-12-26 POR W  31   0
Kevin  Durant        2013-01-14 OKC W  30   0

NBA Playoffs: High Scoring Games by a Visitor

Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge went over forty points in back-to-back playoff road games against the Rockets this week.

Did you know that each of the last ten forty point playoff performances in the NBA playoffs were achieved by a visiting player.  During this streak the only other player to go over forty twice in one playoff season was LeBron James in 2012.

Kobe Bryant has the most recent forty point game by a home player in the NBA playoffs (43 points v. Denver in 2012).