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Stretch Drive

by Joe Becker

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Posted on March 22, 2009 at 8:55 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:34 PM

By Joe Becker

I was sitting behind the Illinois bench on Thursday watching Illinois and Western Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament. I've been around the country covering the NCAA's over the years....and it's great so see it here in Portland.

However, while watching the made me think about all the great NBA playoff games I've seen over the years. The NBA playoffs are just around the corner and it looks like they too are returning to the Rose City. Sounds great doesn't it.

The Blazers have an even dozen games left in the regular season. They are closing in on a playoff spot for the first time in six years. This Blazer team is a special group...and they keep getting better and better. If they can get completely healthy...who knows what will happen in the post season. It's another step and another big learning experience.

This is my favorite time of the season for watching basketball...and I'm looking forward to the next few weeks.