I have just been back home from the exciting and enjoyable NBA game between Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets at the Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Oregon. This is the game number 27 of the season and the 15th game at home for the Blazers. Before the game, there was so many hypes regarding the Blazers’ 9 winning streak starting since early December. It is the longest straight winning for NBA this season and the longest for Blazers since their 12 wins in a row in 2001-2002 season. This perfect winning statistic makes Blazers bounced back from 5-12 (5 wins and 12 loses) to 15-12 (15 wins and 12 loses).
Tonight game started at 7.00 PM and it was exciting. Both teams play a fast and close-racing game, taking turns to lead and follow by no more than 10 points. At half time, the Nuggets led by 52 to 50 and extended the lead in the third quarter. However, with the energetic cheer of the fans around the arena, the Blazers caught up and took the lead in the heart throbbing forth and last quarter. They scored pass Denver in the last minute and maintained their lead until the final penalty free throw. Finally, Portland Trail Blazers won by 99 to 96. Wow, I am so excited and happy and felt that the crowd around the arena just feel like me. There were shouts and cheers all around. Yeah, let’s go Blazers! On of the finest moment is Jarette Jack’s incredible half-court shot at the end of the first quarter. You have to see it to believe it and I guess there will be a video of that shot uploaded soon. I will post the video here when it’s available.
This is my second time to watch the game live at the Rose Garden arena and I guess I am now the Trail Blazers fan. I hope they are getting better and better. Now they are the second rank team in Northwest devision of Western Conference, following only Denver. There are three home games left before the end of the year and I hope the Blazers could keep up their winning streak. I’d love to see them make a headline!