The Portland Trail Blazers have been pretty darn good this season. So good, in fact, that they are sharing the No. 1 seed in an extremely competitive Western Conference with the San Antonio Spurs. Monday night the Blazers tested the top of the Eastern Conference, beating the Indiana Pacers 106-102 at home.
It was obviously a huge win for the surging Blazers, who are now 15-3 on the season. And the confidence in the locker room seems to be sky-high.
“We’re a pretty damn good team,” Wesley Matthews said, when asked what Monday night’s win showed. “And we can beat anybody.”
Well, Monday night Portland proved that they can beat just about anybody right now. Not even Paul George’s career-high 43 points or Roy Hibbert’s massive double-double could get the Pacers over the top, as the Blazers put forth another great team effort to take down their opponents.
Matthews himself has been a huge part of Portland’s early season success, as he leads the league in true-shooting percentage (min. 10 games), connecting on 51% of his 3-point attempts.