Monday, November 28, 2005

Ref's Hate Hawks, Love Blazers.


Once again, a closely fought battle between the Hawks and our Blazers ended in controversy, or at least as much controversy as can be created in a contest between two if the most maligned clubs in the NBA. Renowned leaper Josh Smith was dinged for grabbing the rim to get an offensive rebound, which is a kick-ass move on the playground, but is still frowned upon in the big leagues. The turnover gave the Blazers the ball with 7.3 seconds left, long enough for Darius Miles to bank a shot in to win the game 77-75. The big story for Blazer fans in this one was another solid performance by rookie and high cinema coniser Martell Webster. In 18 minutes, Martell scored 10 points on 4 of 8 shooting, two of those being three's. Martell's increased minutes were due to Juan Dixon fighting a losing battle against a shrimp cocktail, and though it would be crude and base to applaud the tiny crustaceans’ ability to sideline the Blazers’ resident chucker, but you can't argue with results. Martell also vastly outplayed one of his 2005 draft counterparts Marvin Williams, who finished the game with 1 point in 16 minutes, which only proves that going to one year of higher educations doesn’t amount to dick. Zach managed to bounce back from the mini-funk he was in by scoring almost a third of the Blazers total points, bringing home 25 points on a remarkable 12 of 15 shooting. Add in 15 rebounds, and Z-Dough had what I would consider a hecka good game. Kudos Zach.

Next up is Mo Cheeks, The Answer, and the rest of the Philly 76er's tomorrow. Somebody is going to get some payback. The question is: Who will it be?

By the way, not that I have many readers out there, but has anyone else noticed that as soon as I start harassing a player on this site, he starts playing well? I make fun of Juan; he plays great. I talk shit about Sebastian's offense; he goes out and scores 20. I harass Martell about his taste in movies; he starts contributing immediately. Is Nate using this site as billboard material? Is there a Blazer wide conspiracy to make The Cut (that's what I'm referring to myself as now) look stupid? If so, I'm honored. So here's the deal; I'll keep making trite, fairly obvious observations, you guys keep showing me up. Together we can take this team to the top!


3 Comments:

At 4:37 PM, Anonymous Craig Ehlo said...

Maybe we are finally getting the benefit of some truly awful calls now that Sheed, Damon and Bonzi are gone. Or possibly it was because not even the refs wanted to watch any more Hawks "All Small Forward" style hoops. Memo to the Hawks management: stop drafting and trading for overpriced tweeners.

 
At 5:33 PM, Blogger Lance Uppercut said...

If there is any team that can compete with the Hawks in the Small Forward department, it's the Blazers. At least Nate has the sense to not try and play all of them. Blazers managment must not have forwarded that memo to Atlanta.

 
At 5:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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