…not for another 5 games, anyway. From the Oregonian’s Jason Quick.
Long after the 11 Denver dunks, long after the 11 Denver layins, and long after the 48-minute torture-chamber experience at the Pepsi Center that resulted in a 107-68 loss to the Nuggets, the debate started among a group of Trail Blazers.
The subject: What now?
Ruben Patterson (above) asked aloud how many games the Blazers have on their coming homestand, and when told they have a five-game stretch at the Rose Garden, which will be spaced over 15 days, co-captain Joel Przybilla spoke up.
“Good,” Przybilla said. “We need practice.”
“Practice?” Patterson asked, two locker stalls away. “Shoot, I don’t know if practice will help.”
“Nah,” Juan Dixon said. “We’ve got talent just like everyone else. We just have to learn from this.”
“Martell, you can be mad, but you have to let it go,” Dixon said.
“We should all be mad,” said Webster, who made his NBA debut and made his first shot.
“We are all mad,” Dixon said. “But this ain’t high school, where you have to wait a week to play again. We have a game (tonight), and we can erase this.”