As the Trail Blazers were getting blown out of the Rose Garden Wednesday by Brooklyn, I couldn’t help but flashback to 2009. It was Game 1 of the playoffs. A young, up-and-coming Blazers team with virtually zero playoff experience hosted Houston in the first round. The Rockets, behind a perfect Yao Ming, administered a thorough 108-81 beat down that turned out to be the series-shifting moment...
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