2010 NBA Playoffs: Portland Trail Blazers vs. Phoenix Suns Breakdown

April 16th, 2010 by Adrian Vicente Leave a reply »
Ask any NBA basketball fan who isn't painting "Rip City" on his bald head this instant what he believes will come of the Blazers-Suns first round matchup, and most likely you'll hear some variation of the following response: "Brandon Roy isn't playing; forget it, the series is over." But the games haven't even started yet and... "I don't care what you have to say; without Roy, the Suns will sweep." Damn. And here I thought the battle being waged on the U.S. government by Tea Party folks was rough. Good luck trying to convince anyone the Blazers have a fighting chance against Steve Nash & Co. Of course, to totally abandon the possibility the Blazers could win would be to ignore the reality that upsets do happen all the time. After all, no one expected the eighth-seeded Golden State Warriors to knock off the top-ranked Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the 2007 playoffs. No one expected the Denver Nuggets to take out the Seattle Super Sonics in 1994 (the Sonics won 63 games that year, 21 more than the Nuggets). How about the Blazers in 1977? In the Finals, they faced a heavily favored Philadelphia team that was considered to be one of the most talented teams in hi ...

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