Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 1/13/13
Tough stretch The Portland Trail Blazers split a back-to-back against the Miami Heat and the Golden State Warriors heading into the weekend, but things aren’t slowing down, as the Oklahoma City Thunder are set to enter the Rose Garden Sunday night. Matchup: Portland (20-16) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (28-8) Venue: Rose Garden Time: 6:00 PM PT Date: Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 The defending Western Conference champions have played some competitive games against Portland in the past, and while the Blazers have a whole new look about them this season, don’t think that they’ll let up in their first trip to Pacific Northwest of 2013. The Blazers have grown up quickly since last playing the Thunder. (Photo: Sue Ogrocki/AP) Game Notes/How They Match Up The Trail Blazers and the Thunder faced off in just the second game of the season, and while Portland hung around most of the way, their youth and inexperience let OKC take over late. It’s safe to say that we’ve watched this young Blazers team grow throughout
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