April 28th: Playoffs Round 1: Mavericks @ Blazers, Game 6
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- If the Trail Blazers demonstrated anything this season, it's that they're not about to let a little challenge throw them off.
Portland has become adept at surpassing expectations.
But the ultimate test of the team's resolve will come Thursday night, when the Trail Blazers face elimination trailing 3-2 in their first-round playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks.
"When you get in these loser-out games, sometimes everybody tries to do it all, and then you get out of character," guard Brandon Roy said on Wednesday. "So the biggest thing tomorrow is that we stay in character and don't panic if they get up two points or we're up two. We need to play within our game plan like we've done all season, and we can beat this team."
Can Dirk close out the Blazers? Can Brandon Roy keep Blazers alive? Or will this be another usual choke job by Dirk and the Mavs? Tune in to find out..