Thursday, December 08, 2005

Every Which Way to Lose

The Blazers kicked ass for 3 quarters last night, beating the Northwest Division leading Timberwolves 51-61, before going on a fourth quarter meltdown, resulting in an 84-74 loss. That's six straight losses for the Red and Black Attack, which has prompted me to consider tallying winning quarters rather than winning games. Baby steps. It also marks yet another game that the Blazers failed to score 100, making them the only team in the league to hold that dubious distinction (and no, I'm not counting the 104 points they scored against the Raptors in pre-season. I've got my pride). If the team has a healthy Darius Miles, this is probably a win, but with the DMZ (short for the "Darius Miles Zone" as in, you don't go there) going under the knife, or rather, the small scalpel with a tiny camera attached to it, the Blazer are going to have to live without head-bonks and corn rows, at least for 3 weeks. Zach's bionic knee seems to be acting up as well, so you couple that with Theo's foot and ankle injuries that even his energy drinks can't cure, Martell's infected finger, which also seems to be affecting his blogging (no new entry since November 22? Come on rook!), and you have one broke-ass team going no where. The way I see it, the Blazers weren't going to make the playoffs this year, so we might as well snag another decent draft pick, at least for one more season. Come 2008 though, this team is going to be sick! Back to the future!


At 3:27 PM, Anonymous Criag Ehlo said...

It's time to get Martell at least 15-20 shots per night and make him option 1A. I was in the hizouse last night and liked what he showed, including a sweet block under the rim and some good pump fakes. Nothing he did contributed to the awful meltdown in the 4th.

Zach on KG was tough to watch.

At 6:01 PM, Blogger Lance Uppercut said...

That Ehlo sure is mint. Martell is definatley going to be the bright spot of this season. In three years the guy is going to be a star. People seem to want to knock his D, and of course the rookie isn't Ron Artest or anything, but he doesn't get worked too hard. And compared to everyone on the team short of Przy, Darius, and Theo, he ain't too shabby defensivly. As far as Zach goes, he's always been suspect defensivly, and coming of the injury,his "D"efincenies are even more apparent. The front office really needs to work on getting a solid back-up PF, if for no other reason than to make Zach work harder in practice. By the way, has anyone seen Zach get more than six inches off the floor this year?


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