By Joe Becker
Congratulations to the Blazers! They beat Dallas 108-105 for thier 40th win of the season.
If the Blazers beat Memphis on Tuesday they are guaranteed a 500 record with at least 41 wins.
They haven't done that since the 2003-04 season when they finished 41-41.
Obviously, Head Coach Nate McMillan is pretty pumped up..."It feels sweet"...said McMillan after the game, "It's great to see 40. I haven't seen 40 since I've been here. You know the guys have done a great job." They certainly have and it's not over just yet. The game with Memphis on Tuesday is the final home game of the regular season. The Blazers finish the season Wednesday in Phoenix. Channing Frye started again and posted his third straight double-double with 15 pts and 10 rebs.
By the way, I was the emcee for the Channing Frye MS Breakfast at the Oregon Zoo two weeks ago. It was a fundraiser and Frye was working wth the Oregon Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Channing is a class person and a terrific player.
It's been a great season for Blazer fans, both on and off the court...and it's just the start of many more good things to come in the future.