Much like many others, I started fiddling around and flipping channels right before the fourth quarter began between the Mavs & Blazers yesterday. The Blazers looked disinterested all game and making a run to cut a twenty point deficit didn't look to be in the cards. Dirk was smiling while playing, definitely in his groove, and J. Kidd and Terry were active. Things were going well and Dallas looked to have a 3-1 playoff lead locked up. Then, things slowly started to heat up.
To put it more accurately, Brandon Roy caught fire and the game regained everyone's attention. Watch enough hoops and Roy's story sounds familiar: very likable All-Star player, heart of the franchise, who suffers a major injury and struggles to regain both the confidence and touch after being reduced to <a href="http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2011/04/nate-mcmillan-on-brandon-roy-hes-going-to-play-his-role/">a role player</a>.