Portland TrailBlazers’ Bench Woes: Fact or Fiction?

March 30th, 2010 by Busta Bucket Leave a reply »

Since the Portland Trail Blazers lost in embarrassing fashion to the Utah Jazz at the end of Feb., they have lost only three times (two of those against Western Conferen playoff teams). Perhaps a combination of an easier schedule, more time off, a healthier Brandon Roy, and solidified starting unit, the Blazers are finally taking care of business heading down the home stretch, and all but guaranteeing their spot in the Western Conference playoffs.

Not only are they sure to make the playoffs, it appears that a first round exit is no longer imminent as a seventh seed and a decidedly more favorable matchup seems likely.

Indeed, it has never been more fun this season to be a Blazers fan than this last stretch of awesome play. All the front office drama, ticket price increases, and an absurd amount of injuries haven't deterred the Blazers, or their fans, as the team, and seemingly the entire city gear up for a playoff run.

With everything clicking at the right time, what is there to criticize? After a brief respite from life and an awesome trip to Florida, I came back this week to watch some game tape ...

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