LaMarcus Aldridge will not play tonight. Neither will Thomas Robinson.— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) February 27, 2014
Aldridge is battling a groin injury and will miss his fifth straight game. Robinson is dealing with a strained left patella, and will miss his first game due to the injury. Aldridge has been having a monster year in Portland, averaging nearly 24 points per game and grabbing 10 rebounds as he has been the leader of one of the most surprising clubs in the Western Conference this season.
This is a big break for the Nets, for Myers Leonard and Joel Freeland are also out with their respective injuries, leaving the Blazers frontcourt to Robin Lopez, Victor Claver, and Dorell Wright. Expect for the likes of Kevin Garnett, Mason Plumlee, Andray Blatche to have a big game in Portland tonight. Portland may be lacking so much depth that we could see a Jason Collins breakout offensive game!