Sunday, April 19, 2009
Audio: McMillan, Roy, Adelman, Yao Postgame
Well, there's no where to go but up from here. Portland's first foray into the playoffs since 2003 was an unpleasant one, but there's still plenty of basketball to be played in this series.
Chalk this one up to nerves and a whole lot of Yao Ming and Aaron Brooks, both of whom outscored the Trail Blazers starters combined, sans Brandon Roy's 21 points. I don't recall ever seeing Yao look more dominate (which is really going out on a limb considering he went 9-for-9) and Brooks proved why the Rockets were comfortable in trading away Rafer Alston. I still can't beleive some people doubted Brooks' ability to play in this league.
Game One in the books. Let's hope that the jitters will be gone in Game Two. It's just one game.
In the interim, enjoy (as if such a thing were possible) some postgame interview audio.
• Nate McMillan Postgame (6.3 MB)
• Brandon Roy Postgame (3.3 MB)
• Yao Ming Postgame (5.4 MB)
• Rick Adelman Postgame (4.0 MB)
You can also watch video of postgame locker room interviews here.