Saturday, May 3, 2014
This. Last night. Shock and awe, y'all. Right here in Rip City. Trail Blazers shocked the Rockets and awed their fans.
Point nine seconds left on the game clock. The Rockets had just scored to go ahead by two. Batum inbounded to Lillard who managed the first amazing thing to happen as the point nine seconds ticked off. He got wide open, caught the pass, took the three-point shot.
After the ball left his fingertips, it continued on its trajectory to the basket. That's when the second amazing thing happened. It didn't matter that the point nine seconds had ticked off the clock because the ball had left his hands before time had run out. Score! Blazers win! Blazers win! Blazers win! Blazers win! That's four wins for us, two for them. It's a great day to be a Blazer! Round Two, the conference semi-finals, begin for the Portland Trail Blazers next week. We won't know who our opponent will be until tomorrow after Game 7 for the San Antonio Spurs and the Dallas Mavericks. Either way, here's how I see it, one Texas team down, one to go.