The state of Oregon stood completely still.
Fans, young and old, completely devastated by the carnage that had been wrought.
Derrick Rose taken; another legend stolen at the hands of the Garden.
Under the setting of the Tuscan sun, the mighty Ducks Era had come to a close.
The Huskies standing over the lifeless bodies in Reser.
Then, out of the ashes, in my hometown, a fire was lit.
An ejected Wes Matthews.
Mo Dub asserting himself King Dub.
Jermaine O'Neal showing his Jail Blazer colours.
Joel Freeland smirking, still holding the used match.
Outscoring the Dubs 41-20.
A tenth straight win.
Aldridge exploding for 30 and 20.
And in the end, all that stood:
Damian Lillard: the return of the Warrior.