Pelicans vs. Trail Blazers: Playoff Rajon Rondo looks to complete what he couldn’t finish last year with Bulls
The Portland Trail Blazers find themselves in an awful spot after two games against the New Orleans Pelicans. The Blazers were swept on their home floor by the visiting Pels, and in a few more days, Portland could find itself swept entirely out of the NBA playoffs.
When Dame is stifled, there is no Plan B
The Pelicans have a smart defensive gameplan: focus on slowing down Damian Lillard, the Blazers’ best player and one of the league’s top guards. If you can make life difficult for Dame or get the ball out of his hands, Portland’s offense will be less effective.
Portland’s offense has, in fact, crumbled without an effective Lillard.