First, I want to say that Portland is playing amazing and that team has earned every win they've got. I do not mean to take anything away from what they've accomplished this season. They are blowing my mind away (as is Indy, and even OKC--- without Westy and Harden... to be playing at this level.... wow).
For nearly 10 years we've seen Denver play well EVERY season since GK came to town. 50 win season after 50 win season. They look good every year, but when the playoffs rolled around, they just didn't have the tools to make a deep playoff run. Looking at Portland (and I haven't gotten to watch many of their games this year, so fans who've seen the games can hopefully answer this), it seems like though they may be winning games, they might not be the kind of team that is built for playoff success.
So what do you think: Is Portland the real deal? Or are they, like Denver, a team that can play well in the regular season, but simply doesn't have the tools to make a deep playoff run?
What are you thoughts?