BLAZERS JUMP ON HEAT LIKE THEY JUMPED ON BULLS
On Wednesday, November 19, the Trail Blazers outscored the Bulls, 34-13, in the first quarter en route to an easy 116-74 win. On Wednesday, November 26, the Trail Blazers outscored the Heat, 37-17, in the first quarter en route to an easy 106-68 win. Coincidence? We think not.
But in any event, Portland had not outscored an opposing team by 20-or-more points in the first quarter in any of 450 games between doing it on Feb. 19, 2003 and then on Nov. 19, 2008. Now it has happened twice within a five-game span, over eight days