....and they are your Portland Trail Blazers! Tonight, the young guns made it 18 wins in their last 20 games. Only the Jazz and Raptors have been able to slip past the Blazers since December 2nd. It's truely a remarkable feat--in any sport--regardless the professional level. Tonight's performance in New Jersey was indicative of how this team has been so successful. It was as simple as playing team basketball...sharing the ball....and being as unselfish as any. Every guy up and down the roster buys into the "culture" and it's producing some insane results as of late. Portland is on pace to win 50 games....an 18 game improvement over last season. If that doesn't get you fired up for the return of Greg Oden (and the arrival of Rudy Fernandez), then I don't know what will! Rip City has made it's return....and it feels OH SO GOOD!!!!