I’ll admit, it was stunning to see Portland’s reliance on their reserves to bail them out. But a closer review of things reveals a team that routinely plays that way. And please believe, the Blazers embody the TEAM (Trust Each and All Men) ideal as well any group I’ve seen all season...The Hawks are still trying to get to that level. Whether or not they can as currently constituted remains to be seen. We’ll find out a lot more about these Hawks over the next nine days. How the handle themselves under duress, on this upcoming road trip, will shed a better light on what this team is made of - call it whatever you want, but we find out between now and the end of this month if these Hawks have the intestinal fortitude to fight for their playoff lives or if they just a figment of our collective imagination all the these months.and
...Zaza Pachulia, who is a good bet to be in the doghouse by this afternoon. His emotional reactions to being snatched in and out of the game (however justified they appear to be to some of you) have almost certainly landed him a one-way ticket to Suspensionville.Joe Johnson made the second team of freedarko's MLK Day All-Stars. Sergio Rodriguez got robbed.
Dave at Blazers Edge has a good recap from the Portland perspective.
Braves & Birds takes stock of the team as they prepare to hit the road.