Found January 14, 2013 on Oregon Sports News:
If the season ended today, the Portland Trail Blazers would be in the NBA Western Conference Playoffs. At the beginning of the season, not too many would have guessed this to be possible. With that said, there is of course a lot of season left. But this team has demonstrated, grit, poise, and the will to win. If they continue to play this scrappy brand of basketball, there is no reason to think they couldn’t end up in the playoffs.  Routinely, games come down to the final buzzer. In the last six games, the most a game has been decided by is six points. Thursday verses the Miami Heat, Wesley Matthews hit a corner three to edge out the defending NBA Champs 92-90. Sunday night against the explosive Oklahoma City Thunder, they narrowly lost getting nudged out in the final seconds, losing 87-83 at the Rose Garden. What is most impressive is that the Blazers are playing like they expect to win and they are maximizing their talent. They are still hindered by a lack of depth on th...
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