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Game One Leaves a Sour Taste In The Mouths of The Portland Trail Blazers

Published by on April 19, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

For many of the Portland Trail Blazers, last night's contest versus the No. 5 seeded Houston Rockets was their first playoff experience, and boy did it show.

The Blazers displayed their youth from the opening tip-off, en route to a 108-81 blowout from the upstart Houston Rockets.

For the Portland Trail Blazers, the 2008-2009 regular season was marked by a myriad of changing goals. First, the Blazers focused their sights on finishing the season with an above .500 record. Second, they vowed to make the playoffs and end the franchise's six-year playoff drought. Third, they dedicated themselves to obtain home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs.

All of these goals have been met. The regular ...

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