The world looks different when you're viewing it from atop of the Northwest Division. It's still early, but with the way this team is playing, it's getting harder and harder to imagine the Trail Blazers not making the playoffs. If only the season ended today.
Then again, why not keep this sweeting thing going? Every night someone new is stepping up. Every, single, night. Tonight it was Steve Blake, who was simply unstoppable until Monta Ellis charlie-horsed him in the calf. 24 points in 22 minutes while shooting 80% from the field? It would be unbelievable if it didn't keep happening over and over again.
Below are the post-game comments of Nate McMillan and James Jones. You can also watch the highlights of tonight's game here.