I'd like to start off by apologizing to my readers out there (if there are any, haha). I have been in the middle of moving from one house to another, which has not allowed me to have much internet access. I will continue to post at least once a week andd try and do it more often than that.
Well I'll begin the actual entry by saying that I cannot be more proud of my Portland Trail Blazers. They have one of the best records in the entire NBA and have easily had the worst schedule to start this season. I heard today on the radio that they are on pace for 55 wins. I myself have to believe that this will not happen. This is becacuse I am a realist when it comes to my teams. I realize that this is a very young and inexperienced team, and in general that amount of wins does not come from a team like that. However, I will say this: The Blazers are not a typical young team. Brandon Roy is special and plays beyond his years. Rudy Fernandez has been a pro in Spain for many years, Sergio too. Outlaw is still very young, but as been in the league for a few years. The ages of this group of players is deceiving. Id say this tam is more likely to end up around 50 wins, which is still a great turn around and more than any realistic fan would have predicted.
Now to the title of this entry: the Spanish Connection. Rudy Fernandez and Sergio Rodriguez, these guys are great on the court together. Over the last few weeks these guys have sparked many runs for the Blazers while on the court together. Tonight, I'm sitting here watching them play the Orlando Magic, and the Magic appear to have the Blazers' number, every time Orlando needs a bucket, they get it. However at the end of the third quarter the Spanish Connection came alive. There was about 3 minutes straight where these guys were involved in just about every play offensively and defensively, throwing ally oops, shooting 3's and dishing outstanding dimes. Excitinig basketball, it gt the crowd going, and brought the team back from a deficit and into the lead. The momentum in the game has completely shifted. It's currently 97-89 with about 5 minutes remaining in the game. Things are looking good.
In a side note, Martell Webster will be out 4-6 more weeks after reinjuring his foot. It's a different injury but it still hurts. Hopefully he'll return sooner rather than later.