I have three things to say about the Mavericks' dismantling of Portland last night.
1. Damon Stoudamire: 44 minutes. Nick Van Exel: 40 minutes. Sebastian Telfair: 4 minutes.
2. Portland is now nine games under .500 for the second time this season. When was the last time that happened once in a season?
3. The Blazers are now 2-11 in its last 13 games. That's the worst in the NBA, for those of you who are counting.
The team shot 40% for the game, and 31% from three. How many more of these brick-fests are we going to have to watch until the team acquires a legitimate 2-guard?
Last night's starting lineup:
PG - Stoudamire
SG - Van Exel
SF - Ruben Patterson
PF - Theo Ratliff
C - Joel Pryzbilla
Where's the passing? No wonder the team only had 23 assists for the game. That's ugly.