This one was over early. Turn the page and move on. It was all Portland from start to finish.
116-74 the final. You already know this but Greg Oden is going to be a major force in the NBA. Big time. He alters shots, block shots and is a monster on the boards.
No Luol Deng (hamstring) but it wouldn't have mattered. The Blazers came out smokin' hot. The Blazers led 34-13 at the end of one. Led by as many as 47. The competitive fire wasn't there for the Bulls.
Catch my recap here:
Both the Hawks and Wiz needed a win...Atlanta prevailed snapping a four game losing streak. My main man for the Hawks, Marvin Williams with 14 boards. The Hawks pulled down 58 boards.
The Wizards drop to 1-8. Will Ernie Grunfeld make a move?
Jermaine O'Neal with a 16 point, 17 rebound game as the Raps beat the Heat. Bosh with a double-double. Bargnani with 25. D-Wade with a monster game of 40 points and 11 assists. He also drew a flagrant for slapping Kris Humphries. Not good.
The Cavs eight game win streak is over losing to the Pistons. Detroit shot 51%.
OKC isn't just bad, they are REALLY bad. 1-10 after losing to the Clippers. Chris Kaman with a 25 and 14 game.
John Salmons is having a monster start of the season. The Kings may win some-lose some but they're fun to watch. Salmons with 29. Sac beat the Hornets on the road. Impressive!
Minnesota got a much needed win beating Philly.
Here come the Mavs...Jason Terry with 31. Rockets lose at home.
More Chauncey, the Billups Show is in full bloom. 22 points, 5 rebounds, and 6 assists in Denver's win over the Spurs.
Utah's C.J. Miles is coming in to his own. Jazz 105 Bucks 94.
Got to grab a flight to San Francisco. Hang in there my friends. Always a pleasure.