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Game One Requiem: What Does Losing a Home Game Mean to the Blazers?

Published by on April 20, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA


I was looking for the right word to describe the first Blazer playoff game in six years. Destruction? Annihilation? Crushing? Ah, wait...I have it. Humiliation.

Make no mistake, Houston came out and pummeled the Blazers beyond all recognition. They started with a punch in the mouth. When Portland got up Houston got serious.

They started the renewed assault with a kick in the groin followed by another punch in the mouth and then, as the Blazers lay there bleeding, they dropped a few elbows and followed those up with a piledriver that put the Blazers through the floor.

They then started to walk away before returning to kick the prone body once more for just one measure. The Blazers, for the first time...

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