Trail Blazers set record for futility, score just 6 points total in second quarter

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“Brutal.”

That was how Portland coach Terry Stotts described his Blazers’ second quarter, when the team missed 20 consecutive shots, didn’t score from the field until Evan Turner’s reverse layup with only 5.6 seconds left in the half. They finished the quarter with just six points, setting a new NBA record for futility in the second quarter (seven had been the previous record, owned by the Sixers).

Brutal may not do that quarter justice. Neither would ugly, unless you put a couple unprintable adjectives in front of it.

Toronto cruised from that point on to get the 99-85 win on the road. This was clearly a one-off game for the Blazers, who have a good offense. But when things went wrong, they went WRONG.