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"We were soundly beaten," Fratello said before adding that Portland "chased down loose balls and got most of them. They had good energy and they earned that win."
"We gave them too much confidence," said forward Shane Battier, who led the Griz with 21 points and eight rebounds.
"They kicked our butts," center Lorenzen Wright said. "They made shots when they needed them and they played hard."
From the opening tip, the Blazers looked every bit like the hungry team that generated hotly contested games with Minnesota and Detroit earlier this season.
"They got everything first," Fratello said, referring to the Blazers. "You finish second in basketball and that's last."...