Games won by the 2008--09 Blazers after trailing by double digits, the most in the league. The last team to win as many games by overcoming a double-digit deficit was the '02--03 Suns, who also did so 18 times.
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The only element they lost was point guard Sergio Rodriguez, and they replaced him with Andre Miller—so that was an upgrade. They showed last year they can come back in a lot of different ways; this is the year they apply that experience and excel in the playoffs.... When I see LaMarcus Aldridge putting up that turnaround baseline jumper that defenders can't get near, it makes me think of Rasheed Wallace. I think Aldridge is already one of the better big men in the league.... Brandon Roy is a top 15 player, and he's on the edge of being a franchise player. Guys like him who understand the game so well, they grow in terms of leadership and floor presence—and that's what I expect to see from him in the years ahead.... Before he was injured last season, [swingman] Martell Webster had turned into a shooter you needed to rotate to.... Is Jerryd Bayless a point guard To me, he's a high-volume scorer who needs a lot of touches, and that could be to the detriment of their team.... Rudy Fernandez is going to be good. He knows how to play in addition to being an excellent athlete who gets off the ground quickly and anticipates well.