I know! What day is it? April 13? Damn, I woke up right after the last day of the NBA regular season!
That’s kind of a weird first thing to be worried about after being unconscious for six months. Don’t you want to know how your family is doing?
No, tell me about the season. What happened? Was it any good?
Hold on. OK, just sent a text to your mom explaining you’re fine because that’s something I should be responsible for. But yeah, basketball was awesome.
What happened: Here’s what Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts said during an interview with TNT’s Lewis Johnson in between the first and second quarter: “We’re not scoring the ball very well. We’re turning the ball over. We’re not getting back in transition. We’re not protecting the rim. So, there’s a lot going on.”
Yeah, if you didn’t see this one, that’s kind of how it went for Portland.
Turning point: Any hopes the Trail Blazers had of a comeback were quickly extinguished when the Warriors’ lead ballooned to 19 after an 11-2 surge to start the third quarter. Portland was outscored 28-12 in the third overall. Maybe a certain TNT analyst needs to re-evaluate his opinion on Golden State’s defense.
X-factor: JaVale McGee? No, really. JaVale McGee! The big man came off the bench to score 13 points on 6-for-6 shooting in the first half and ended up with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 blocks in only 13 minutes of play for the game. He threw down just about every lob thrown his way (see below) and brought a palpable energy to the floor each time he checked in.