Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Video: Nate McMillan talks post-game about the win against the Wizards

Anyone who tells you they've got this team figured out is a liar. After last night's embarrassing loss to one of the worst teams in the league, the Blazers, without LaMarcus Aldridge and Brandon Roy, come out and put an old fashioned whipping on a Wizards team that had won nine of their last 12 games. Go figure.

Martell Webster had an awesome night, providing much needed sustained scoring and defense over the course of the entire game. Same for Travis Outlaw and Jarrett Jack. With Roy and Aldridge out, Nate McMillan needed these guys to step up, and they did.

And what can you say about Joel Przybilla? 17 rebounds, with eight of those coming on the offensive glass, is monstrous. He's on a mission.

There's really only one negative thing that came out of tonight's game: the groin injury to Brandon Roy. It looked nasty on the replay, but Roy tried to play through it despite being in obvious pain. Numerous people after the game noted how hard it can be to get over a groin strain, so at the very least I wouldn't expect Roy to play on Thursday against Golden State. If I were a betting man, I'd wager that he'll be out even longer than that.

But enough of my thoughts. Here's what Nate McMillan had to say after the game.

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