There are moments in life when we become one with our sofa.
We get comfortable, we sink deeper and deeper into the plush fabric, we cover ourself with a blanket or two and we try to set the record for popcorn consumption. (I worked in a cinema when I was 16, and my popcorn skills are second to none. Secret: Lots of oil, and add salt before and after the kernels pop. For those in need, flush with Lipitor.)
Monday night was one such night as the Pelicans and Bulls went to three overtimes, after which I watched one of the NBA’s great rarities of the 2013-14 season — the Indiana Pacers losing a game.
This happened in Portland, where great things are happening, and it will continue throughout this week as the barnstorming Pacers (who had the league’s easiest schedule in November) have their success put to the test against four of the West’s toughest teams.