Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 11/21/12
Back on track? The Portland Trail Blazers have won three straight contests, as its young roster is beginning to find success in a lighter part of the schedule. Matchup: Portland (5-5) @ Phoenix Suns (4-7) Venue: US Airways Center Time: 6:00 PM PT Date: Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 A game against the 4-7 Phoenix Suns could be just what the team needs to keep their streak going. Game Notes/How They Match Up Batum will have the chance to take advantage of a poor three-point defense against the Suns. We’ve all learned at this point in the year that the Blazers like to get out and run, but it’s the Suns that play at the third-highest pace in the entire NBA. They play transition basketball every chance they get, which has become a staple for the Suns throughout the years. Despite the faster pace, the Suns are actually a lot like the Trail Blazers. Both teams have good offenses, and both teams have atrocious defenses. Portland is 28th in the league in points allowed (101.8 per game), while Pho...
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