(It was either this video or the insanely awesome interview Oden did with Miss Gossip, which I'm 99% sure already graced the pages of this site.)
Oden may be lost for the season but the Trail Blazers have surprised everyone by staying in the playoff hunt. They won 13 in a row at one stretch but have cooled lately, playing about .500 ball for the last few weeks. Their MVP has clearly been Brandon Roy, who's emerged not only as the team's leader but also a bona fide star. Unfortunately, Pistons fans won't get a chance to see him, as he's back in his native Seattle dealing with a death in the family. You still can't count the Blazers out, but I wouldn't be surprised if they come out flat.
The ball tips at 8pm (FSN), and I'll be at the Palace filling pre-game, halftime and post-game reports for HOOPSWORLD. As usual, feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments.