Allen Crabbe made a surprising start for the Blazers with Nicolas Batum out with a back injury, and hit 3-of-6 shots for eight points, five rebounds, a steal and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes on Wednesday.
The last blurb we posted on Crabbe was back on Feb. 2, when he was ticked off about falling out of the rotation. The Blazers got the win tonight and Batum could miss more time, so he's at least worth keeping an eye on. Dorell Wright was better off the bench with 15 points, five boards, two assists, a steal and three 3-pointers, and is the guy we'd recommend using for as long as Batum is out. C.J. McCollum had seven points, four boards and a steal in 21 minutes, and is another option when Batum is sitting. However, it sounded as if Batum would play off the bench tonight, so he should be getting very close to a return. Mar 26 - 2:17 AM