With all of the Game 1's complete for the first round of the NBA Playoffs, we had to wait to the last game late last night for a lower-seed road win. The Portland Trail Blazers rose up (from the Rose City) to take down the Phoenix Suns.
The win was a surprise considering Brandon Roy was not available for the Blazers and the Suns cruised into the playoffs off a strong close to the season. It's also not a surprise since the Blazers have shown remarkable resilience all season and Nate McMillan always seems to have his team prepared to win regardless of the circumstances.
The Blazers rode some the veteran savvy of Andre Miller and Marcus Camby to make this 3-6 matchup a series from the start.
So, here's to the Game 2's offering at least a couple of more upsets and some tight games as the lower seeds make their adjustments and play with a sense of desperation as opposes playing with a twinge of resignation which seemed prevalent in several games this weekend.
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