Yeah great win tonight against Indiana. We should all stop and bask in the glory for about 5 minutes. Unfortunatley that's all the time we can spend gloating over this win, as tomorrow night's game is a VERY important game.
Suprisingly, tomorrow night in Denver we will be playing for first place in our division. That is, if we win. A loss would be very costly. Only 1 game separates 3rd place through 7th place in the West right now. Losses will be very costly down the stretch.
That is not the case however, in the East. After losing to us tonight, Indiana finds themselves 10 games below .500! Lucky for them, they are still only 2 games out of the playoffs right now. Phoenix must be filled with gealousy as they look at the standings in the East. The Suns are starting to look solidly like the odd man out in the Western Conference, yet they would be the 4th seed in the East. (and that's not even taking into account their record would be better if they had been playing all those games against Eastern Conference teams)
The Blazers are now 19-2 against the East. Who would have predicted that in the preseason? Also, we have and impressive home record at 25-5. It's really looking like home court advantage is vital if we want to advance to the second round. More important than who we face, we must have home court advantage.
Yes Portland, the taste of victory is very sweet. Good job tonight! All Blazer fans should really take a moment to enjoy the feeling. Remember those recent times when we were not anywhere near the playoff race, and you would rather stick your head in the Willamette than watch them stink it up on and off the court? Thank God those days are gone. We have some great guys to cheer for, and Blazers managment has earned our trust.
Good luck against Denver tomorrow night.