Ok. He didn't say that. But what he did say was still pretty good:
"It was the Lakers," Blazers center Joel Przybilla said. "And we beat the (snot) out of them. And you can print that. In bold. And big letters." (link)
By the time the smoke cleared, the Blazers emerged with their second annihilation of a Western Conference power this month. On March 1, the Blazers had leads as large as 29 against San Antonio before settling for an 18-point victory. Earlier in the year they manhandled the Boston Celtics.
Can it be? Can the Western Conference possibly boast multiple teams for the Lakers to fear come playoff time? With my luck, the Spurs and Blazers will play in round 2, instead of the Lakers having to play both teams, one in round 2 and one in the WCFs.