Come in. Warm yourself by the fire and let me regale you with tales of our travels. Oh, where to begin? Truly wondrous things have transpired in so short a time.
Our journey through the regular season began as most expected, with our young warriors battling valiantly to the end of each game, sometimes winning and sometimes not. Learning to survive when our captains were the focus of our opponents' defense was a true test, I can assure you. Alas, soon the drought was upon us, and once stout hearts no longer knew their roles. It was a time of calamity and chaos as we struggled to find ourselves anew. Many battles were lost, some more bitter than others, but losses nonetheless. Then, when things looked darkest, a glimmer of hope shone through to guide our way. A breakout game by our captain Brandon Roy and a last second jumper by The Outlaw (aka Bo, Tracy, Charles, Travis) brought us success and our first road victory of the season.
Our young warriors returned home to the liquid sunshine of the northwest as a Team after that game. Each man knew what was expected, and each shouldered their burden with pride. We built on our success against two struggling foes, dominating each with the outstanding play of Cpt. Roy. With our confidence returned, we ventured on the road to a hostile land where we faced the Jazz of Salt Lake City. Although there was little hope of victory against what appeared to be an insurmountable foe, a young man named Webster had a monster game, leading us to a rare "W" in those lands. With little chance to enjoy the success, we returned home to challenge a highly mobile and cunning foe in the Warriors of Golden State. With a history of creating mismatches, they sought to create turmoil by going small, but succeeded only in disrupting their own chemistry. Through determined action and a strong effort by The Outlaw and Przybilla, we dominated a highly ranked opponent for a fourth straight victory.
Many victories soon followed, each more amazing than the last. The heart of the West has fallen before us, yet we remain humble and determined. We understand that a victory in the past does not help in the current battle. Live in the moment, and seize the victory at hand. That is our motto. Many fights are still to come before the season is through, and only the basketball gods know what the outcome will be. We can seek their favor with continued strong team play and elevated play in the closing minutes, and perhaps that will be enough to put a toe into the Oasis of Post-season. For once there, anything can happen.
Now, as you sit by the warmth of the fire, take a moment to appreciate our team and the strides they have made as men as well as the bonds they are re-forming with our brethren. For while we sit and spend time with loved ones, they once again go to battle on a national stage to fight for respect and one more victory.