Apparently aiming to surpass his own standard of hyperbolic homerism, Tommy uttered those magnificent words last night to describe the charming and talented Glen Davis. Don't get me wrong, we love the Oversized Infant in these parts (thanks Fox), and it was oddly comforting to hear the side of Tommy that used to favorably compare Gerald Green to Tracy McGrady make an appearance again. Still, let's try and keep things in perspective for the kid. In any event, the C's broke out of their recent funk with a 100-90 win over the Blazers, who render the phrase "better than expected" a comical understatement. Seriously, what the fuck is with these guys? Watching Brandon Roy--even on an off-night tonight--stings the recesses of my soul, and the thought of this team with Oden next year is utterly terrifying, as it completely relieves him of the pressures of the "savior" role that some thought might be a stumbling block.
But enough about Portland. The C's played well enough to win, but this one was definitely closer than the score indicates, and the offense still looked woefully sluggish at points. On the bright side, Ray Allen had a breakout night (35 pts) and Garnett went for 26. All in all I'd say it was a solid win against a very good team, and having only Philly and the Knicks over the next week should help erase the memories of the hated 2-game losing streak. I mean, last year's team would have never lost two games in a row. Let's never speak of it again.