The all day coverage you need to go into tonight's contest. We're just making sure you're prepared to drop that extra knowledge on the brosephs to get you another smidgen of respect.
The Blazers stand at 10-5 right now and in reality, should be 12-3 if it weren't for a collapse in Atlanta and the embarrassment which just took place in Oakland on Friday. Think about that? Pretty impressive, eh? Maybe. Let's not forget that each of their wins aside from Houston in game 1, has been against teams that were struggling mightily or floating in the basement of the league. (Ben pointed the percentages out this morning.)
I'd also like to point out that most of their home wins are against teams who have either stopped off in Portland during the middle of an incredibly difficult road trip or just got pounded by a solid team at home before taking off for a Rose City battle. San Antonio came into town the night after getting crushed by the Jazz on the road. Minnesota came to town on both occasions after losing to upper echelon squads at home against Houston and Milwaukee. And Detroit cruised into Portland the night after a heartbreaking battle with the Lakers.
Well tonight, is no different. The Bulls have been on the road since the 17th of this month and are only halfway through their trip. It all started with a much improved Kings team, Lakers, Nuggets, Portland tonight, Utah Thursday, and Milwaukee just a few days after that. So not only are the Blazers taking down lower tier teams, they are beating teams on road trips against the elite guns of the west.
Where does this Blazers team really stand? On paper, with the best of them. In reality, Never Never Land?
- Time to just move forward with trading Dre Miller? [Dwight Jaynes]
- McMillan uses Martell for the purpose of spacing? [Brian T Smith]
- And he got hot...for one game people. Chill. [Joe Freeman]
- Bayless opens up about his background. [JB's Blog]
- Jumptown plan gets key player. [Wendell Maxey]
- Full game preview from Dave. [Blazers Edge]
- Enemy coverage #1. [Blog a Bull]