December 31, 2008

No Roy. No Problem.

Category: Uncategorized — admin @ 10:14 am

The Portland Trail Blazers went into Tuesday night’s game hoping to win, but expecting a loss.  Despite playing on their home court, they were facing the defending National Champion Boston Celtics.  A team they’ve already lost to once this season by 15.  A team that has only lost four games all year.

Not to mention, the Blazers would be without All Star Brandon Roy (nursing an injury).

But in front of a sellout crowd at the Rose Garden, The Blazers got the upset.


One knock against the younger Blazers was their timidity to attack established stars.  To get aggressive.  Not on this night.  First, Greg Oden accidentally sent Ray Allen into the stands driving to the basket.  A couple quarters later, Kevin Garnett threw a couple cheap elbows at Lamarcus Aldridge who gave Garnett’s bald head a slap in retaliation.  Both got technical fouls and Garnett was warned, you cannot push the Blazer’s around anymore. 

The Blazers now believe they can hang with anyone in the league and rightly so.  Playoffs anyone?


Olivia Bucks / The Oregonian

Olivia Bucks / The Oregonian

No Comments »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. | TrackBack URI

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.