Dec 10, 2013 at 2am UK at ​EnergySolutions Arena
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LaMarcus Aldridge: "We played sluggish"

LaMarcus Aldridge #12 of the Portland Trail Blazers reacts during the final moments of the opening night NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on October 30, 2013
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LaMarcus Aldridge claims that the Portland Trail Blazers were sluggish in the win over the Utah Jazz on Monday.

LaMarcus Aldridge has admitted that the Portland Trail Blazers were "sluggish" in their win over the Utah Jazz on Monday night.

The Blazers struggled to claim control in the first half at the EnergySolutions Arena but a strong third quarter display helped them to a 105-94 triumph.

"We played sluggish tonight," Aldridge told reporters after the game. "We didn't have that killer [instinct] in us tonight. Guys were just tired tonight.

"Every game can't be great. I thought tonight was a good win for us because we came here and didn't make shots, but guys still put it up."

Portland have made their best start to a season since the 1990-91 campaign.

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