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PORTLAND, Ore. Michael Bourn Jersey . -- A broad smile lit up Will Bartons face when he was asked what he thought about the fans chanting his name in Portlands 124-80 rout of Brooklyn. "I like to think Im the peoples champ," Barton joked after scoring had a season-high 20 points and grabbing a career-high 11 rebounds off the bench in an inspired victory for the short-handed Trail Blazers. "I had a lot of fun tonight," he said. "We got a win, a big-time win. We had a lot of guys down (with injuries) so this win was huge for us." Portland won its fourth straight game despite missing forward LaMarcus Aldridge. The teams top scorer and rebounder has been out five straight games with a left groin sprain. Jason Collins, who became the NBAs first openly gay player when he signed a 10-day contract with the Nets on Sunday, entered the game without much fan reaction and played a pair of scoreless stretches in the fourth quarter when coach Jason Kidd had taken out his starters. Deron Williams had 12 points for the Nets, who suffered their third-worst margin of defeat in franchise history. It was the teams lowest point total this season. Kidd said the Nets looked listless. "Our energy was not there," he said. "On the offensive end, we missed shots and we kind of felt sorry for ourselves -- which carried over to the defensive end, and we didnt make stops." Mo Williams scored 21 points and Nicolas Batum had 19 in three quarters to lead seven Trail Blazers in double figures. Portland coach Terry Stotts also pulled his starters in the fourth quarter. The Blazers were hurting up front. In addition to Aldridge, Portland also was without forward Joel Freeland, who was missing his sixth game with a right knee sprain, and second-year centre Myers Leonard, who was out with a right ankle sprain. The Blazers also announced just before the game that forward Thomas Robinson, a key reserve in Aldridges absence, injured his left knee in Portlands 100-95 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night. Results of an MRI on Wednesday were negative. The Blazers started Dorell Wright in place of Aldridge, who leads the Blazers with an average of 23.9 points and 11.4 rebounds. "We didnt have anything to lose," guard Wesley Matthews said. "We look like an AAU team out there. We dont have any size other than RoLo (centre Robin Lopez). No one is playing their true positions. Were just playing off ball movement, off chemistry and its working for us." The Nets saw the return of starting guard Shaun Livingston. "That was an ugly night," said Livingston, who did not play in Brooklyns 108-102 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday because of a bruised tailbone. The Blazers opened with an 11-2 run, which was countered by a 10-2 run by the Nets that gave Brooklyn a 16-15 lead. Portland answered with a 12-2 run to go up 29-20 going into the second quarter. Bartons alley-oop dunk from Williams put Portland up 33-22. His jumper extended the lead to 45-30, and then a 3-pointer and his dunk pushed it to 58-34 at the break. Barton scored 12 points in the second quarter as the Blazers finished off the first half on a 19-4 run. Portland extended its lead to as many as 34 points in the third quarter. Portlands margin of victory was the largest for either team in the history of the series "Well, I didnt see that coming," Stotts said. "It was a good effort by everyone who played." Hours after Collins signed on Sunday he was on the court for the Nets, playing 11 minutes with two rebounds and a steal against the Lakers. He also had five fouls. Against the Blazers, Collins played seven total minutes and attempted a field goal. The Nets signed him to help in the absence of centre Brook Lopez, who is out for the season because of a broken right foot. The Nets will play again Thursday night in Denver. The Blazers have a break until Saturday night, when they host the Nuggets. NOTES: Portland won the only other meeting between the teams this season, 108-98 at the Barclays Center. ... Portland got a scare in the first quarter when starting guard Matthews fell after getting tangled up with Paul Pierce and briefly retreated to the locker room. Matthews later returned to hearty applause from the fans. ... Brooklyns 34 points was a first-half low for a Portland opponent. Matt Wieters Orioles Jersey . Samir Nasris 88th-minute equalizer at Etihad Stadium will be of little consolation to City, which is now six points behind league leader Liverpool and four points behind second-place Chelsea. Third-place City has a game in hand but the surprise result against Sunderland, coupled with Sundays 3-2 loss at Liverpool, may be a setback too far in its bid for a second championship in three seasons. Jimmy Paredes Orioles Jersey . "It was a little weird looking over and seeing all the green uniforms," he said of his first game against the Boston Celtics.TORONTO - The Blue Jays and Brandon Morrow have set a mid-October deadline for a final decision on how to deal with the entrapped radial nerve in the pitchers forearm. "Im halfway through my no-throwing, now," said Morrow of his six-week shutdown period. "Then Ill rehab it, start strengthening it and then start throwing. I havent been doing anything below the elbow. Theyve been working on the nerve in my neck and shoulder just to work on it up top just to give it more slack down below." Morrow was prescribed the six weeks of rest by noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews. Hes visiting Toronto to confer with Blue Jays doctors and will remain with the club through its series in Phoenix next week. Hes been rehabbing near his home in Scottsdale, Arizona and will resume doing so when the team departs for Minneapolis. By mid-October, Morrow plans to be up on a mound and airing it out. There is to be no guesswork with the final decision. The problem is, with such a rare injury, there was some guesswork with the diagnosis. Andrews ruled out all other possibilities after an MRI and other extensive tests turned up nothing. Nerve problems dont show on scans. "They cant pinpoint exactly, you know Ive had scans and pictures and I had an EMG where they stick a bunch of needles in your arm and get little electrical readings and that still doesnt tell you exactly where it is," said Morrow. "They dont know until they open up and I think even when they do open it up they release the whole nerve, not just a very specific point." Its a procedure Morrow is hoping to avoid. However, he says the recovery time from such a surgery would be three months, making him available for the start of spring training in mid-February. "Thats why that date (mid-October) is picked," said Morrow. Morrows last start was on May 28 against the Braves. He says he first felt pain in his forearm in the start prior, on May 23 versus Baltimore. Morrow knew he was in trouble when he threw a bullpen session in Atlanta on May 30. Early into his stint on the disabled list Morrow made one rehab appearance, for Single-A Dunedin, on June 17. He didnt feel right. "I dont know if it made it worse in the long run," said Morrow of pitching through the pain. "I would be a little bit sore but serviceable, able to play catch every day and feel all right. Long toss, no real problems but when I tried to amp it up and get off the mound, the extra five or 10-percent of effort level makes a big difference." Its been aan agitating summer and a lost season in a profession with an already limited window. Brooks Robinson Jersey. Morrow is frustrated by the experience. "Its been tough," said Morrow. "Tough for me to watch, to even turn on a game. To even watch games, you feel like youre the sick kid during winter and watching all your friends sled outside and youre at the window like, why cant I join?" CECIL RETURNS Brett Cecil returned and pitched one-third of an inning on Friday after missing the Yankees series with a tired shoulder. He needed the rest. "Just really had fatigue," said Cecil. "There was never really pain. Just tightness and a fatigue feeling." Cecil wasnt panicked. Having broken the growth plate in his left elbow, while throwing a pitch, when he was 13 years old, Cecil says he knows the difference between troublesome pain and working through typical pitchers soreness. Through Thursday, Cecil had appeared in 56 of the Blue Jays 134 games. Hed thrown 59 1/3 innings, striking out 69 batters. What often isnt considered is aside from the appearances, relievers also apply strain on their arms during games in which they warm up but dont ultimately pitch. "It takes a toll," said Cecil. "I know the coaches, the manager and us in the bullpen wish there was some way we could avoid a lot of that but theres really nothing you can do." EMILIO "SMITH" RETURNS TO TORONTO Emilio Bonifacio had a good laugh at the nameplate above his locker in the visitors clubhouse. He walked in, looked up and saw EMILIO SMITH. He knew the culprit. "Thats coming from Buehrle," said Bonifacio. "One day I was saying, maybe Ive got to change my name so that I can play for when I was there. I said, Smith or something, so that day against Houston I pinch hit and I got a double so when I scored he said thats going to be your name." Entering play Friday, Bonifacio had a slash line of .283/.377/.358 in 15 games with Kansas City. In 94 games with the Blue Jays, Bonifacio hit .218/.258/.321. Whats the difference? "Ive been playing more," said Bonifacio. "Ive got more time and theyve given me the opportunity to get my timing back. Thats the main thing. I have my timing, I feel pretty good at the plate." Bonifacio has no regrets about his time in Toronto. "I gave 100 percent there every time they needed me," he said. "I understand the situation we had. They were looking for someone who could help the team and we were losing." Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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