I always knew Tim and Manu were holding back this team. Now I have proof. What would we get for Manu and Tim in the trade market? Wade? LeBron? KG, Pierce and Allen? I say we do it, and now. Pull the trigger, and if they say we're past the trade deadline, then what-EVAH.
Tonight we face the Blazers. They're younger, more talented, and just want it more. Duncan's absence proves he's getting older by the minute, and KT isn't strong enough to defend the likes of Joel Przybilla and LaMarcus Aldridge. Our best player on the floor is Parker, and it took him four quarters to get 12 measly assists. When Blake can get 14 in one quarter. (Thanks, Dragline, for the insight.)
Time for prayers and harsh realism. The preview is after the jump, but I'll spoil the surprise ending: we're doomed!
Tony Parker had to battle through cramps, in both calves, to remain on the floor.
Milky green liquid = drugs. BANNED. So that explains his sudden crazy speed... Also, way to man up to your mistakes, Tony. "Cramps made me do it." Bah. You don't see Steve Blake making excuses.Why don't you stop making so many bad decisions in the 4th instead?
Keys To The Game
Some other reading
There are two great Portland sites you should visit, and they're both about 50 times better than PTR.
Blazers Edge (SB Nation blog, with plenty of regulars who actually know how to tag and rec, and have a razor wit that will bleed you dry if you join their game thread. We can't compare.)
Other things of possible interest
Check this game thead at gametime for specific links to good quality feeds. If you arrive late in the game, there game feed links are usually among the first 50 posts of the thread.
Recap: What's a recap?
Music for the pregame warmup? How about some of this?