Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 11/12/12
Time to get back on track The Portland Trail Blazers have been tested by legitimate contenders early this season, but the schedule is about to turn in their favor, as the rest of the month features teams who are either fighting for late seeds in the postseason or heading back to the lottery in 2013. Matchup: Portland (2-4) vs. Atlanta Hawks (2-3) Venue: Rose Garden Arena Time: 7:00 PM PT Date: Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 Like the Blazers, the Atlanta Hawks are in rebuilding mode right now, and these are two teams who will be competing against each other not just on the court come Monday, but in the free-agent market come next summer. Game Notes/How They Match Up The Trail Blazers are looking to bounce back after a tough loss against the Spurs. (Photo: AP) It wasn’t too long ago when these two teams were following the same model of how to succeed in the NBA. They both had a star shooting guard who played iso-heavy basketball, they both had a potential Big Three at the 2-guard, power forwar...
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