By Joe Becker
What a crazy night. Since we carried the Blazers game with the Timberwolves we didnt have a 6:30pm Newscast tonight. So, I waited for the Beavers to finish beating UCLA and then I went over to the Rose Garden to catch the first part of the game.
I stayed for the first qtr and still saw half of Kevin Love's point total. That's right, Kevin had a rough debut as a Pro in his home town. Love played 26 minutes and went 0 for 7 from the field and had two free throws. Ouch! Too bad for Kevin, he's a really good guy.
So, I came back to the station to watch the end of the game and finish editing the rest of my show. Everything was going well until late in the game. Then the TV broadcast started cutting out. We hardly saw anything for the final two minutes. The phone started ringing off the hook in the newsroom. People were trying to figure out what was wrong. We didn't know. I tried turning on our radio...but I couldn't get it to work. Go figure. So, I put it on ESPN Gamecast. I finally figured out from the TV that the Blazers won 97-93.
Fortunately, Ace Sports Photographer Brian Warner was still at the game shooting the action. It was frustraing not being able to watch the end...but I knew we would great highlights thanks to Brian. We did and the Blazers win. What an end to a crazy night.