Hopefully this hasn't already been posted.
Nicolas Batum and the Portland Trail Blazers are making noise in the Western Conference. He and Jamal Crawford have made Portland's bench one of the best in the NBA.
After starting most of the season last year, Batum has found a way to be more efficient now that he's coming off the bench, with similar scoring numbers in decreased minutes.
He exploded for 33 points in just 25 minutes on Feb. 4 against the Nuggets and will be an integral part of the Blazers' playoff run this season.
Just found the ideal soundtrack when Batum enters the arena
I knew I heard some nice track with mentioning of the number 88 recently, but couldn't find it in my collection. Then I remembered: It's on the NBA Live 08 playlist. The Cool Kids - '88