Nov 13, 2013; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard (0) drives past Phoenix Suns power forward Markieff Morris (11) at the Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports

Suns Versus Trailblazers: Keys to the Game


 

The Phoenix Suns have their final of three matchups tonight with the red-hot Portland Trailblazers, who have won 11 straight games.

The surprise team of the season will be a tough challenge for this average Suns team.

However, there are a couple keys to the game that the Suns could capitalize on and come out with a victory.

Key matchup:

Damian Lillard versus Goran Dragic. Whichever player can score more AND get his teammates more involved will win the game.

What does the Suns defense need to watch out for?

This team is a very good three-point shooting team, so Phoenix will have to key in on that aspect of Portland’s offense. Giving up too many threes swings the momentum and deflates your confidence, making it that much harder to make a comeback.

What does the Suns offense need to focus on?

With Bledsoe out again due to his shin injury, the offense needs to work on not stalling with the ball getting stuck out on the perimeter. They need to stay aggressive, feeding the post, while continuing as the best team in the league in fast break points.

Prediction:

Suns lose to Blazers 101-95. LaMarcus Aldridge has a good game and puts them over the top to extend the winning-streak to 12.

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