Game 3: Blazers 89, Suns 108

April 23rd, 2010 by Busta Bucket Leave a reply »

Warning: This Post Is Very Emotionally Charged

Last night I got a last minute invite to the first playoff game in Portland between the Blazers and Suns. Not to brag, but I had incredible seats and despite the loss, experiencing the Blazers at the Rose Garden, during the playoffs, is nothing short of magical.

The fans were great and loud as ever. I hadn't been to a playoff game since 2000 and felt enormously privileged to see these guys play, even if the game's end result was the opposite of what I had hoped.

Indeed, what I witnessed was nothing short of a disaster. One blowout in Phoenix is no cause to panic, but another at home not two days later most certainly is.

Phoenix played harder, rougher, faster, smarter and with more focus than Portland. The Suns ran the Blazers out of their own building, leaving many fans with drooped shoulders and hanging heads.

After the first 3 minutes of play it was obvious who would win, the only thing uncertain would be by how much. The Blazers didn't score 10 points until the 3-minute mark of the first quarter. I knew it would be a long night.

The Suns came ...

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