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.
Sitting at 12-5, the Blazers were starting to finally look like one of the elite teams in the NBA. Now at 12-8, they've dropped back to 3rd in the Northwest and just a couple of losses away from backing up to 4th and behind the Oklahoma City Thunder. Yes you read that correctly. With a new injury reported almost daily, it's hard to stay positive especially with a 4 game road trip on the horizon. Can game 21 of an 82 game season really be a "must win?" You betcha. Dropping a 4th straight game might mean a season ending downward spiral.
And who do we have tonight? The same team that ended Portland's Cinderella run last season. The team that was supposed to be a bottom feeder after losing 3 key players in the off-season. The team that looked no where near the level of the Blazers on opening night, and then like world beaters four days later. The team that will again give Steve Blake and Dre Miller fits. The team busting pre-season expectations in a positive way...unlike the one we're covering.
I'll say it one more time, "must win."
- McMillan joins the list of injured Blazers. [Brian T. Smith]
- Full game preview from Dave. [Blazers Edge]
- Newest edition of FreeMail. [Joe Freeman]
- Enemy coverage #1. [The Dream Shake]