Well, we're over a quarter into the season and everyone agrees there are 9 teams fighting for 8 spots out west. Well, I guess its really 8 teams fighting for 7 spots unless you think LAL's loss to Sac last night was the beginning of a downward trend.
If you are like me, you are always watching the scoreboad and wondering if one the Blazers' competitors for those spots will ever lose. It seems like they never do, unless of course two of them are playing each other.
Will tonight be more of the same? New Orleans leads Charlotte by 19. San Antonio leads Atlanta by 9. Minnesota leads Denver early but the TWolves have gotten our hopes up before (see last night). The Phoenix-LAL game should be interesting... Phoenix will be playing with a very short bench due to the trade from earlier today.
Outside the fight for the playoffs out West, ESPN is currently televising Cavs-Sixers. The Cavs are really good. If the Cavs win a title in the next 2 years, does LeBron still leave for NY? Also, Igoudala is a baller.
Toronto interim coach Jay Triano got his first W, at the expense of the Pacer team I've sang the praises of this week. Oops. I blame Jack and McBob.
Also tonight: Thunder coach Scotty Brooks looks to move into sole possession of first place on the all-time Thunder wins list (he's currently tied with PJ Carlisemo). They lead Memphis in the 2nd half.
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