The NBA Gambler: At Memphis

March 1st, 2010 by Busta Bucket Leave a reply »


Opponent: Memphis Grizzlies
Line: -1.0
Gambler's Record: 20-22-1
Guy #1: "We should run down there and screw one of those sheep."
Guy #2: "Let's walk down there and screw 'em all!"

To even the most casual of fans it has been clear that this has not been the Trailblazers year. This season tipped off with high hopes, but since that first game there has been a never-ending torrent of hurdles tossed in the way to keep Portland from reaching their true potential. And yet, a crucial trade at the deadline, the return of Rudy Fernandez and the increasing cohesion of Brandon Roy and Andre Miller are all signs of life in this "forgotten" season.

As the season hits the home stretch and teams jockey for playoff position in the hyper-competitive Western Conference, success will be up for grabs. Some teams are clearly better than others, but when it comes down to a seven game series anything can happen. The difference between the #1 seed and the #8 seed is razor thin, and no one team is to be taken lightly.

Enter the Portland Trailblazers. Largely written off and forgotten wit ...

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