Originally written on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 11/17/14
The festivities and hoopla surrounding the NBA All-Star Game have come and gone. It is now time for the Portland Trail Blazers to make the best of the 29 games remaining on the regular season schedule. Not to sound somber, as the Blazers are just three games back of the eighth position in the Western Conference, currently held by the Houston Rockets. They still have a fighting chance to make the NBA Playoffs. Quite honestly, whether or not the Blazers make the playoff is irrelevant. Most reasonable Blazer fans would agree that the chances of this Portland team winning a championship are very slim. With that said, being in a position to compete for a playoff spot in a year that was to end up in the green bin you roll out to the curb once a week is if nothing else a pleasant distraction. Not to mention fighting for something like a playoff spot will season the young talent on the Blazers’ inexperienced roster. In addition to the gain of valued experience on the court, this l...
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