Your daily (Mon-Fri) roundup of links from around the blogosphere, typically Trail Blazers related.
• So, Andre Miller dropped 52 points against Dallas. That’s right, the man with one of the uglier jump shots in the league put on a midrange clinic. Miller didn’t pull and Adrian Dantley and parade to the free throw line, he didn’t bomb away from distance. Miller got 42 of his points on simply breaking down the defense and putting the ball through the hoop. Since 1986, only six players have scored 50 or more points with eight or fewer free throw attempts and one or fewer three point attempts. (via Basketball-Reference)
To think, Andre Miller, who in the three previous games was 4 for 25 from the field, would suddenly shatter his career high in scoring, set a franchise record with 22 field goals made, and score 52 points in one of the more hostile environments in the NBA, is mind boggling. I mean, here is this pass-first point guard, the team's distributor, scoring 52. That's nuts. I don't know how else to describe it.
• Casey Holdahl has Miller's captivating interview. *WARNING* SARCASM
• John Canzano wonders if Miller and Roy can get on the same page.
• Our very own Andrew R. Tonry reviews a roller-coaster week and takes Aldridge to task for his late game performance against Dallas.
• Wendell Maxey reminds us that the last Portland point guard to score over 50 points in a game got traded that summer.
• Chris Paul will be out a few months after getting knee scoped. Terrible news for Paul, but it does bode well for Portland’s playoff chances. Get well soon CP3, you’re a joy to watch.
• A discussion on the Hawks isolation-heavy offense. Joe Johnson and Roy are similar players and the Blazers likewise use an iso-heavy offense. I think a lot of the pros and cons discussed in this article are applicable to the Blazers.
• HoopData takes a look at which teams have the most inconsistent offensive efficiency levels.
• Ex-Blazer Channing Frye is bringing his "Buffet of Goodness" to the All-Star three-point shooting contest.