The Jazz are the No. 4 seed in the West, playing the Houston Rockets in the first round. Just like last year. And we don't even have home court advantage. Just like last year.
I love the Jazz, but I hate them for not progressing. They had the perfect chance to jump to the No. 3 seed, or at least secure home court advantage as the 4 seed, but no. They had to blow too many winnable games. Not the least of which was Tuesday's game against the Spurs, in which the Jazz apparently were too aflutter thinking about the previous night's jaunt on the river walk to show up to the game.
The loss was big. Not only did it knock us down to the 4 seed, but now we have an all too difficult path to the NBA Championship. We have to beat a dangerous Houston team on the road, then we'll have to beat up on the Lakers. Then we'll probably have to go beat San Antonio.
In short, it's going to be a tough Playoff season.
Oh we'll still win the championship, but I guess it'll just take a little more Rocky Mountain Magic this year.
It could be worse, though. We could be watching the games from home.
The forlorn, but always hopeful, Portland Trailblazers