I was thinking of last nights game against the L*kers and I believe there was a significant lack of punishing fouls and bullying tactics, in comparison to other games against the same opponent, delivered upon the Blazers. No uncouth or disrespectful comparisons. Just good hard basketball. Of course there were some flops. Some called, some not. But that is to be expected, and is of a different mindset. The Blazers have made great strides this year in standing up for themselves, and the crowd would be intimidating. Is this a change out of respect, fear, or just not wanting to look bad amid the backdrop of high character and dogged pursuit of a goal?