Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 2/14/13
Top Blazers Each and every week I sit down to write this column I feel like I’ve seen a different Blazers team take to the court over the previous week. Some weeks the non-existent bench shows signs of life, or Damian Lillard shows why he could be an all-world point guard, then other weeks Portland seems lethargic, Nic Batum’s wrist costs Portland crucial possessions, or that non-existent bench lives up their namesake. This past week, as Portland began a torrid 6 game road trip, old problems began to show their face again; there’s one problem in particular that will not bode well for Portland on this road trip, and that’s defense. In all but one of the Blazers‘ four game this past week, they allowed the opposing team to score over 100 points (in their lone win, Minnesota still managed 98 points). You can’t win games by routinely allowing teams to score in the triple digits, it just won’t happen. So, by the end of the week, Portland witnessed it’s record dip below .500 for only the s...
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