Last night the Portland Trail Blazers got blown out by the San Antonio Spurs 116-92 at the AT&T Center. It was painful to watch. Not only did the Spurs play the kind of basketball you would expect from a championship team, the Trail Blazers played the kind of basketball you would expect from a D-League squad. Portland, usually thriving from beyond the arc, shot an uncharacteristic 25.0 percent from deep (4-16); a figure inflated by Will Barton‘s 3-3 in garbage time. On the other end, they struggled to lock down the perimeter, allowing the Spurs to shoot 43.8 percent (7-16) from deep. It was the effortless penetration of Tony Parker (33 points), however, that ultimately undid Portland’s efforts.
The following list of tweets from media members and bloggers has been kept short to prevent the welling of salty tears. For better or worse, they capture the feel of the game well – from frustration & desperation to acceptance & optimism:
CHUCK STOP SAYING GOOD THINGS ABOUT THE BLAZERS I JUST WANT TO PLAY WITH HOUSE MONEY NOT MY OWN MONEY IM BROKE CHUCK
— BLOGZI WELLS (@pdxroundball) May 7, 2014
Spurs 65, Blazers 39: halftime. I had a great pastrami-cured beef rib for lunch today. — Casey Holdahl (@CHold) May 7, 2014
I met a tax auditor on a flight last week. His job is more fun thatn what the Blazers have to do tonight.
— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) May 7, 2014
#Blazers are 6 for 8 from field in fourth quarter. Obviously not gonna win, but helps to have a stretch of decent play going into Game 2.
— Mike Tokito (@mtokito) May 7, 2014
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) May 7, 2014
— Adam Bjaranson (@adamblazers) May 7, 2014