Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 1/13/13
Streak Snapped Coming off a big win against the Miami Heat that saw them cement themselves as playoff contenders in the Western Conference, the Portland Trail Blazers tried to rally against the Golden State Warriors after a slow start but came up a little short in a 103-97 loss. The loss to the Warriors snapped Portland’s four-game win streak that saw them become one of the bigger threats in the NBA and Western Conference. This is not to say, however, that losing to Golden State is a travesty. The Warriors are currently off to one of their best starts in franchise history; and with a record that stands at 23-12, they are right in the mix for a playoff spot come the end of the year. Despite a slow start that saw them put up just 35 points in the first half (19 in the 1st quarter, 16 in the 2nd), Portland fought their way back in the second half by putting up an impressive third and fourth quarter. Damian Lillard had a career night by putting up 37 points in the losing effort, though he would
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