Thursday, April 29th, 2010 at 9:30 am  |  10 responses

Brandon Roy Will Start for Blazers in Game 6

With Portland facing elimination, B-Roy and the Blazer front-office seem to believe his recently surgically-repaired knee is strong enough to play starter’s minutes in a Playoff game. From The Oregonian: “With their season on life support, the Trail Blazers on Wednesday said hobbled star Brandon Roy will be in the starting lineup for Thursday night’s Game 6 at the Rose Garden, perhaps the final dose of adrenaline before the team’s never-say-die heart beats for the last time. Phoenix has routed the Blazers by 29, 19 and 19 points while establishing that it has the better bench, the better power forward, the better defensive game plan, and more dynamic offensive players. ‘I’m going to go out there and try to leave it all out there,’ Roy said, noting that he won’t have any limitations on his playing time. ‘I’m just going to try and play as hard as I can and get to scoring around 20. I think it will be needed because Phoenix is playing at a high level right now.”‘

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  • JoeMaMa

    I hope the Blazers lose just so I don’t have to worry about reading “Roy blows out knee completely” in a game recap. He’s got balls, but he’s clearly not the answer right now, and trying to do too much will lead to some baaaad things…

  • Sparker

    bad history there for that franchise. this was my remark for those who love understatement

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    just stay healthy captain.

  • The D Train

    Love Roy, but let’s not refer to him as “captain.” That nickname was bestowed upon both Kareem and Derek Jeter. I prefer to leave Roy out of the company of those two (although I’m sure one could make the obligatory “what…do you mean the company of champions” joke). Either way, lets ixnay the aptaincay.

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    i didnt like his defense this year but i think hell be back playin D like he was in the 08/09 season…i hope so at least, and then hell be a complete captain!

  • The D Train

    sorry, I should have specified that I dont want him called “captain” because I like Roy, while I loathe Jeter and Kareem.

  • Orlando Woolridge

    I can’t imagine what this franchise is thinking. So foolish.

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    i got you Dtrain but i dont give a sh1t what you associate the word captain with, sorry, hes the captain of the team I support so I call him that.

  • http://www.nba.com/suns Dacre

    Why not just bringout every injured player???
    Start Oden, Ghostface and B-Roy….. I’m too excited to watch the Suns run at Roy over and over for the first 5 mins and then see him subbed out…

  • http://www.slamonline.com melvin ely

    I’m getting flashbacks of Grant Hill forcing himself to play through pain in the Pistons’ series against Miami. We all know how that went down right?