We don’t need to discuss this actual game. We aren’t exactly sure if any players are going to have minutes limitations, or if everyone is even going to dress. It could wind up being an extended tryout for Patrick Mills, who knows. You’ll need to be scoreboard watching tonight, and here are the possible scenarios:
Blazers play Dallas:
-Blazers win and San Antonio beats Dallas and Utah beats Phoenix.
-Blazers lose and San Antonio beats Dallas and Phoenix beats Utah.
Blazers play Phoenix:
-Blazers win or Spurs lose and Phoenix beats Utah.
Blazers play Utah:
-Blazers lose and San Antonio beats Dallas and Utah beats Phoenix
-Blazers win and Dallas beats San Antonio and Utah beats Phoenix
-Blazers cannot play Utah if Phoenix beats Utah
The Nuggets and Lakers are already out of the picture, so if you prescribe to the notion that the Blazers want to avoid Utah at all costs (you should), then it’s alright to be a Phoenix Suns fan tonight. Don’t worry about what the Blazers are doing, as there are plenty of options whether they win or lose, and in fact they have more options should they win.