If you love college basketball but aren't a big fan of the NBA, this might be an excellent game for you. We're entering the fourth quarter at Verizon Center and neither team has yet to score 60 points.
But this isn't the University of Portland against the University of Washington. It's the Portland Trailblazers against the Washington Wizards.
And I wish I could tell you that the low-scoring nature of this contest is a result of a defensive struggle between two solid and aggressive teams. No, instead the low score is due mostly to turnovers and missed opportunities. The Wizards currently have more turnovers (16) than assists (12). To their credit though, the Wizards have done a good job at limiting Portland's open looks, holding the Blazers to just 38.5% shooting thus far. Washington has also virtually eliminated Portland's second chance opportunties, leading the rebound battle 34-28, with JaVale McGee and Andray Blatche each collecting nine rebounds.
Despite being down by 12-points earlier, the Wizards have pulled ahead with a one-point lead entering the fourth quarter. John Wall is just 2-10 shooting with eight points, while Gilbert Arenas has 12 points off the bench.