Found November 19, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Huddled in the corner of the visiting locker room at the Barclays Center, away from the television cameras and microphones and hoopla of another Trail Blazers victory, Earl Watson confidently summed up what everyone on his team believes but has been reluctant to say aloud. “This record is real,” the Blazers’ resident sage said, before adding. “This all came together quicker than anyone ever thought. Which is amazing.” At this point, it might not be hyperbole to call the Blazers’ early-season run amazing. They coolly and confidently dispatched of yet another victim Monday night, defeating the $103 million Brooklyn Nets 108-98 before a sellout crowd of 17,732. It was their seventh consecutive victory — the longest for the Blazers since they won 13 in a row in December 2007 — and improved their record to a surprising 9-2, their best since opening the 1999-00 season 10-1. The Blazers’ mantra throughout their early-season hot streak has been to live in the moment and stay hungry. They...
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