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.
Right now the Blazers and Jazz sit 4 games behind Denver for the Northwest lead and a loss tonight drops them another half game back. I know it's still fairly early in a long season, but you fall back 5, 6 or 7 games into 3rd of 4th in the division and it might be difficult to come back. The Blazers haven't necessarily been the "comeback kids" over the last few years, so is it fair to say that tonight's matchup carries some extra weight?
Utah is 8-2 over its last 10 and during that stretch, they've had sporadic hot play from just about everyone on the roster. In fact, Deron Williams numbers are down for the month of January and Boozer isn't doing anything extraordinary. Can I get KiriMilOkur?
"Your" Blazers on the other hand...s.t.r.u.g.g.l.i.n.g. When is Brandon Roy coming back from his Total Recall-esque plasma voodoo-ness? Update coming on that tomorrow. Random thought...how is that not performance enhancing?
- McMillan is out lobbying for Roy's All-Star bid. [Jason Quick]
- Updates from Joel and Brandon. [Brian T. Smith]
- Full game preview from Dave. [BlazersEdge]
- Enemy coverage #1. [True Blue Jazz]
- Enemy coverage #2. [SLC Dunk]