I've got a confession to make: I bet against the Blazers. The Milwaukee game was the first time I've done it, and I hope not to do it again, but I knew the Blazers would A) lose, and B) lose by more than 2 points. In a way, it helps to deal with the loss. In the case of the Milwaukee game, even though I was sad to see the Blazers lose, there was the slight twinge of satisfaction from placing a winning bet. It was only a five dollar bet, so I was still holding out hope that the Blazers might pull it together, but in my heart of hearts, I knew what the outcome was going to be. Sports betting is business. My love for the Blazers is pleasure. They don't mix.
Not a whole lot to say about the game. A typical 2006 Trail Blazer performance; dig a big hole in the first quarter, pull to almost even by the half, come out flat in the third, digging yet another hole, finish by going on a few mini-runs in the fourth to make the game look respectable. Nate answers post-game questions with a sincerely perplexed air, Zach calls on management to get better players, opposing team comments that "these are games we should win," rinse, repeat.