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PAOerfulone said:

Red Auerbach was the head coach of the Boston Celtics from 1950 to 1966. During that stretch, they 9 championships between 1957 and 1969, including 8 straight with players like Bill Russell, Bob Cousy, Sam Jones, and John Havilicek. They were greatest dynasty in NBA history. The biggest reason why they were able to do that: Defense - something that was severely lacking in that 1st quarter.

Ah got it.  I know who Red is but didn't get the reference.

Well, here we are again.  Blazers win the first half.  Now if they can for once in this series maintain consistent play through the second half they might have a chance.  But given how that half just ended - with the Blazers allowing their 9 point lead to be whittled down to 4 in a  matter of seconds - I wouldn't hold my breath.