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Last night, Jerryd Bayless pulled off things that few Blazers have ever done. He was so remarkable, that the socialite fans weren't rushing to "beat traffic" with 5 minutes left when I've seen them racing for exits in double overtime battles. He had fans so excited that even the "SIT DOWN!" 60 year old guy was on his feet telling people to stand up. He was so explosive...he broke Twitter. Congrats playa.
The major positive you can see from this game though, is the power of role players. Blake stepped up. Martell might have been as clutch as anyone on the court. Przybilla had another 10 boards. They need these types of performances if they ever want to win on a consistent basis. We all talk about how important these guys are right now because of injuries, but realistically, they are just as important with a team at full strength. In fact, if your role players play anywhere near the level that we saw last night, Portland might be unbeatable. Laugh at that for a minute and then sit on it.
Side note...What up Channing! Peace.
Recap. Box Score...
- Bayless is your new Mo Williams? [Kerry Eggers]
- Someone's excited about Bayless. [Mike Barrett]
- "It's been a long time coming." [Joe Freeman]
- Media row report. [BlazersEdge]
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