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LaMarcus Aldridge May Be Out Against Golden State Warriors: Fan’s Preview

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Rose Garden, home of the Portland Trail Blazers

The Golden State Warriors ran into a brick wall on Monday named the Denver Nuggets. Just days after a solid victory against them at home, the Nuggets absolutely obliterated the Warriors for a 39-point win. Already outscored in the first quarter by 24 points, a returning Danilo Gallinari and an excellent showing by Kenneth Faried were too much for a Warriors squad that shot at 36.9 percent from the field.

As they travel to Portland to visit the Trail Blazers, this game between West Coast foes features two teams that will likely miss the playoffs this year. While the Warriors are better off not winning many more games this season, the team may give the Trail Blazers their third straight defeat if LaMarcus Aldridge is unavailable for the game. The All-Star forward is their leading scorer and rebounder and is having his hip examined in Vail, Colorado. Starting forward Nicolas Batum may also be out for this game with left quad tendinitis.

The matchup:

The Golden State Warriors will take on the Portland Trail Blazers at the Rose Garden located in Portland, OR on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. PT.

The standings:

Golden State enters the matchup having lost their last game and with a 22-34 record. They are 10-18 on the road and have won two of their last 10 games.

Portland comes into the game having lost their last two games and with a 27-31 record. They are 19-11 on their home court and have won five of their last 10 games.

Next three games on tap:

Following this game, the Warriors will host the Dallas Mavericks on April 12, visit the Los Angeles Clippers on April 14, and host the San Antonio Spurs on April 16.

Meanwhile, the Trail Blazers will host the Dallas Mavericks on April 13, visit the Sacramento Kings on April 15, and visit the Phoenix Suns on April 16.

The season series:

The season series currently stands at 2-1 in favor of the Trail Blazers.

Where to watch and listen to the game:

The game can be watched live nationwide on NBA League Pass or ESPN.

In Golden State: CSN-BA+ & KNBR 1050 (radio)

In Portland: KGW & KXTG (radio)

Season statistic leaders:

Golden State: David Lee - 19.9 points per game, David Lee - 9.5 rebounds per game, Stephen Curry - 5.3 assists per game, Andris Biedrins - 1.0 blocks per game, Stephen Curry - 1.5 steals per game

Portland: LaMarcus Aldridge - 21.7 points per game, LaMarcus Aldridge - 8.0 rebounds per game, Raymond Felton - 6.5 assists per game, Nicolas Batum - 1.0 blocks per game, Wesley Matthews - 1.4 steals per game

Team injuries:

Golden State: Andrew Bogut (fractured left ankle), Stephen Curry (ankle sprain)

Portland: Nicolas Batum (left quad tendinitis), Elliot Williams (dislocated left shoulder), Shawne Williams (sore left foot)

Source:

Golden State Warriors at Portland Trail Blazers Game Info, NBA

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Austin is a lifelong resident of the Bay Area, lifelong basketball fan and Golden State Warriors supporter, and a Featured Contributor for the Yahoo! Contributor Network. Follow this contributor on Twitter @_austinchang.

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