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Oh my, what a game. I hate playing the Hornets. I hate the way the games ‘feel’. I hate how good David West and Chris Paul are. I hate how floppy Paul is, yet mainly gets a pass from the media because he’s one of the new ‘superstars’. I hate how we almost always lose to two players and not much else. I hate watching us brick three after three….

During the Sacramento game on Easter, there was a play where Drew Gooden got the foul and the shot. During the replay you could see the Spurs’ bench, who were mostly sitting and clapping as most professional athletes do during a regular season game. However, the injured Manu Ginobili, from behind the bench, jumped up in the air and screamed. That encapsulates one of the things we’ll be missing in…

Both should be resolved by the end of the night. With the Lakers beating Utah last night, the 1-8 matchup was determined. Utah will stay at the 8 and open the playoffs against the Lakers. Good luck with that. I was going to write something explaining how the other 6 seeds might shake out, but, as usual, Hollinger beat me to it. You should read the article; it’s quite good…

The Lakers face an interesting choice tonight. They play the Jazz in what is both teams last game of the year. If the Lakers win, they seal Utah’s fate…as the 8 seed. Which means that Utah would then open the playoffs against the Lakers. However, if the Jazz win tonight, they open up the possibility that they could secure either the 6 or 7 seed, pushing either the Hornets or…

Not a lot to say about this game. They played us tight for a quarter and a half, but we had a big run to finish the first half, and quickly pushed a 19 point lead to well over 30 in the 3rd quarter. I didn’t realize just how depleted the Warriors were until the game started. Playing against only 7 players, most of whom are neophytes in the league,…

Those are the two best gifts I got this Easter. What a frustrating game. And I didn’t even watch the first half, as I was driving down I-5 coming back from Easter with my girlfriend’s family in Seattle. I can only imagine I’d be even more enraged (and more relieved) if I’d seen us fall behind by 16 to the Sacramento Kings without their best player. Because I missed the…

Some quick thoughts about last night’s game: Things I Didn’t Like: –Rebounding. Again, I thought we gave up too many offensive rebounds. The Jazz are a good offensive rebounding team, and to our credit, we did lock them out of too many put backs in crunch time. But this is something to keep an eye on. –Fouling. Too much of it. Especially in the third quarter, as a steady march…

Hollinger wrote a great column sussing out how the Western Conference seeding chips may fall. I highly recommend you read it. He claims that there are two three-team tiers remaining after the Lakers and the Nuggets (who more or less have the #2 seed locked up). Tier #1 consists of the Spurs, Rockets, and Blazers. Those teams will end up 3, 4, 5 in some order. The team that secures…

I love Portland. I really do. I’ve lived here for over 7 years. It’s green and beautiful. We have the best public transportation in the country. The amount of rain we get is vastly overstated. We have this. And this. We’re home to The Decembrists and Gus Van Sant and Tonya Harding. Elliott Smith and Everclear have written songs about our town (cf., the title of this post). The first…

Tonight’s game was a must win. Not for playoff seeding or for vengeance (ok, a little bit for vengeance); but for confidence, belief, and trust. And for healing. I never thought I would be this excited for a game against the Thunder. Admittedly, I’ve only seen the first halves of each of our previous three games against the Thunder. Imagine my surprise after the last two games, coming home to…