The victory over the Mavericks was the 40th straight victory in which the Trail Blazers held their opponent to under 90. Its hard to word but you know what I mean.
I know this is probably going to jinx the team, but everything is tenuous with all of the injuries and you cant take away that streak. Its time to celebrate it while it last. I know that most coaches believe that it's easier to teach when they can point out something wrong. I'm a firm believer that the best decisions in life come from strength.
To me its obvious when this team plays defense it wins. It's like I was saying after the lost to the Grizzlies that started the losing streak. The defense wasn't there throughout that streak and that was what it was.
This is what Nate does. I live in Seattle and it seemed like the fans and the media wanted the Sonics to run more and play to a faster tempo. When they tried to speed things up they lost. When Nate left they tried to speed things up again and they lost. The good thing is WE HAVE A FRANCHISE PG!!. Bayless is up there. I was so high on him that after missing the draft and finding out later that we got him I must have repeated "Oh my god we got Bayless?" 20 times and you know what he is playing better than I pictured. His ability to get to the stripe is valuable for a team that prospers while playing at a slow pace and he has the tools to be decent defender and decent is damn good at PG.
That a nice combination. When we get Batum back we can see some Triple B action. Oh it will be nice. Say in the mean time a shot blocker would be swell. Why not sign Steven Hill? I admit I'm partial. I'm a Razorback fan.