Portland Trail Blazers (1-2, 0-1 road) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (2-0, 1-0 home)
View from the enemy: Beyond Bowie
Offensive Rating: Thunder – 106.9 (15th), Portland – 109.9 (11th)
Defensive Rating: Thunder – 95.2 (3rd), Portland – 109.1 (19th)
Pace: Thunder – 90.3 (23rd), Portland – 90.1 (25th)
This game suddenly feels big for some reason. Not because it’s going to decide the Northwest or make a big difference in terms of the playoffs or anything. I mean, let’s not get ahead of ourselves here. But it feels big in the sense that there is potential to be 3-0 and this team was 3-29 on New Year’s Eve. Think about that for a second. Just stop. And think.
Not only could it knock win No. 3 out very early on but it could make the Thunder 3-0 with a win over a marquee opponent with the world champion Lakers coming to town Tuesday. These are the types of games we dreamed about all summer. And now it’s kind of sort of happening. It’s all just so exciting. Keep Reading…