Monday, January 9, 2012

Game #8 Recap: Blazers vs. Cavs— Belated Five Bullets or Less

By Jonathan Ryan Davis

**Sorry for the delay.  This author was busy theorizing (literally) about deep, sociological issues.  Now that that is done, here is an abbreviated recap of last night's game.
  • Low Energy:  Portland came out sloppy, unmotivated, and just plain ugly.  Fortunately for them, they were playing the Cavs.  Despite arguably their worst half of the year, they still led at half time.  Once they put forth an ounce of energy, they pull away in the second half and win by 20.
  • Wesley Matthews:  Mr. First Quarter.  Matthews has kept Portland in games early when the rest of the team is getting up the motivation to play competitive basketball.  Let's hope this energy continues and rubs off on his teammates so we can finally start a game strong.
  • Home Court:  Thus far, Portland has held court. The Blazers will have tougher contests tomorrow and Wednesday.  I have faith that they can win two more times, taking our home record to 7-0.  
  • Revenge Tomorrow Night:  This is probably what was on the minds of the Blazers last night against the Cavs.  Many Blazers probably forgot they had a game, save for the fact that #1 pick Mr. Irving (not Dr. J) was in town to play against his former back court buddy, and left bench stalwart, Nolan Smith.  Luckily, the Blazers didn't need to show up to win last night, but they will have to show up to win tomorrow night.  The Blazers must channel their inner Andre Miller and slam Blake Griffin and the other Clippers to the floor and show them they have no right to beat us.
Go Blazers!

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