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LaMarcus Aldridge became the first NBA player with 30-plus points, 13-plus rebounds, 100 FT% (min. 10 FT) in a playoff game since Tim Duncan (5/28/05 vs. PHO) as he and the Blazers eliminated the Rockets from the playoffs on Friday.
While Damian Lillard will get most of the media's attention, and rightfully so after he had an outstanding serious capped by nailing the series-winning triple with no time left on Friday, LMA was just as influential in the first round upset of the Rockets as he averaged about 30 points, 11 boards, and three blocks.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Jose Abreu was 0-for-4 on Saturday ending his seventeen game hitting streak.
During his seventeen hitting streak, Jose Abreu hit .318 and was only four short of his career high set last year in his rookie campaign. But he is now hitting .283 on the season and has fallen short on the power numbers so far this year. Abreu is hitting more ground balls (49.1%) this year yet his home run to fly ball ratio has fallen nine percentage points from 26.9 in 2014 to 17.1 this season. Since the whole offense has struggled, it is exacerbated when their best hitter is not hitting on all cylinders either. Abreu is solid, but maybe not worthy of the first round status he achieved after one season in the majors. Analysis: Greg Jewett