Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 3/14/13
Where does this team stand? The Portland Trail Blazers‘ playoff hopes are quickly sliding away with each loss they encounter. The lottery is the most-likely destination for this team come June, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to quit at any point this season. Matchup: Portland (29-34) vs. New York Knicks (38-23) Venue: Rose Garden Arena Time: 7:00 PM PT Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 The New York Knicks are coming to town, where they’ll be taking on Portland for the second time this year. The game will be on TNT, which means the Blazers will be playing for pride if nothing else come Thursday. Damian Lillard heroics helped Portland defeat New York early in the year. (Photo: AP) Game Notes/How They Match Up The Blazers and the Knicks have faced off once already this season, and that matchup proved to be one of the most surprising contests of the year. Portland entered that game as major underdogs. New York was 21-9 before falling to the Blazers, and it was looking like one of the m...
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