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Remember the grief I took from some commenters last December when I wrote that people should stop hyper-ventilating about the Trail Blazers game that night against Boston as a BIG game (Okay, probably not. But I'm a small person and I remember).

Well, just to show I can recognize an actual BIG game in the regular season when I see one, I hereby acknowledge that last night's win over San Antonio was BIG because it put Portland in a lot better position for home-court advantage in the first round; and made San Antonio look like it couldn't beat Portland if the Spurs and Blazers were first-round opponents.

On to the next BIG game.