Well, I knew going into this series that Houston was the worse possible matchup for my Trail Blazers. Sadly, that turned out to be true.
The Rockets and Blazers played a tough hard fought, evenly matched series. The Rockets wanted it more, had the experience they needed, and when they needed it most, their players came up with the plays.
Going into the series, I thought the Blazers had an advantage on the bench. But Houston's subs outplayed the Portland subs consistently throughout.
Games 3 and especially 4 were the key to the series. Both went down to the wire. Both could have gone either way. But Houston made the big plays both nights, and Portland didn't. All Portland needed was one of those two. Game 4 was there for the taking, but it was not to be.
Big props to Houston tonight. They came out ready to play and they took it to Portland all night long.
I have only one more thing to say:
KICK THE LAKERS' ASSES!!!
PS - We'll see you next year