Friday, December 19, 2008

Man Crush still in effect

Don't look now, but we are witnessing the emergence of Brandon Roy as a superstar in the NBA.

Last night the Blazers snapped an 11-game losing streak to the Phoenix Suns, winning 124-119. Roy, who scored a career-high 52 points, had never beaten the Suns and was determined to get a win. His 52 points is the second highest point total in the NBA this season and the second highest in Blazer history.

Over the last five games Roy is averaging 36.4 points, 5 assists and 5.6 rebounds per game. Meanwhile, the Blazers are 17-10, second place in the Northwest Division with an 8-2 home record. Not bad for the second youngest team in the NBA. Credit Roy, whose leadership and ability to take over games has placed him among the elite players in the league.

So if you haven't seen Roy or this young Blazer team play, TUNE IN! Just be careful. You might end up like me -- with a Man Crush.

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