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Sunday, 08 July 2007 13:17
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 LAS VEGAS (AP) -Top pick Greg Oden's second summer league game with the Portland Trail Blazers was better than his first, but still not up to the high profile center's expectations.
Two days after he was disqualified with 10 fouls in 20 minutes, Oden had 13 points, five rebounds and nine fouls Sunday in a 72-68 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. Summer league rules allow for 10 personals.
``I felt more comfortable, but we lost so it doesn't matter,'' Oden said. ``I'm all about winning.''
Oden picked up his ninth foul with 3 minutes, 23 seconds to play, but didn't foul out. Fouling out twice, with double the amount of fouls at his disposal from this winter at Ohio State, would have been embarrassing, he said.
``The guys tell me it won't be like this during the regular season,'' said Oden, who scored four points in the final minute. ``They are trying out new guys (referees) who are trying to make a good impression.''
Oden had six points, three rebounds and three fouls in 14 first half minutes. He picked up his first foul 36 seconds into the game, but appeared more comfortable. He had three fouls in the first 2:59 Friday and spent most of the game on the bench.
The 7-foot, 250-pound Oden had three blocks in the first quarter and took out some frustration with a backboard-rattling dunk that resulted in a technical for hanging on the rim. He finished with four blocks.
``I need to start bringing it to guys and establish how I will play in the regular season,'' Oden said.
Oden played with more energy and aggression, Portland coach Nate McMillan said. Assistant Monty Williams is coaching the summer team, but McMillan has attended both games.
``What I really want him to do is get his feet wet and have some fun,'' McMillan said. ``These guys are all fighting for jobs and he already has one. He's going to see the best from everybody.''
 

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