All it takes is one to get this thing going in the right direction. Just like Lillard said last night " All we were trying to do is get one." Well good sir mission accomplished. I truly believe that the Blazers are not out of this series. Sure there is quite a bit of evidence that suggests otherwise, but as a longtime sports fan I have learned to throw all statistics and past evidence aside when it comes to the playoffs. Prime example: The Buffalo Bills and the Houston Oilers playoff game that saw Houston pick 6 Frank Riech 1:41 into the 3 quarter to give them a 35-3 lead. We all know that the bills would come back in that game and win it 38-41 behind Riech's 289 yds and 4 TDS. Now I know that this is just one game, and it is a completely different sport, however in this instance at that moment Houston had every shard of momentum. Somehow the Bills still believed in themselves and their backup QB.
I can draw similar comparisons with last nights Blazer win. I don't think I would have ever compared Will Barton to Frank Riech.......but I will. For anyone who watched the game last night, Barton was the spark that Blazers needed desperately. Not just his bench scoring, but his energy and enthusiasm. He was able to get it going last night and it just fueled the confidence in guys like Thomas Robinson and Batum. For the first time in this series there was that swagger on the court that the Blazers have been missing sorely. I know that this is an optimistic view and opinion, but optimism is my middle name. That Oilers Bills game back in 1993 propelled the Bills to the Superbowl, I'm not saying that this one win at home will do the same, but I'll take a Game 6 back in the Moda Center.