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When We Fell Hard

Originally Published: June 12, 2007
By Dwight Jaynes | From "Red Hot and Rollin"

I don't remember much about the final game itself and it shocks me. I'm talking about the one that was played in Memorial Coliseum on the afternoon of June 5, 1977. As a sports writer and columnist in Portland for more than three decades, I'm a little disappointed in myself -- embarrassed, actually -- because the details of the biggest basketball game in the history of this state should have been burned into my cranium.

After all, the Portland Trail Blazers that afternoon did the unthinkable. ...

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