Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 2/26/13
Another big-picture game The Portland Trail Blazers got a much-needed win against the Boston Celtics Sunday night, but they’ll need to keep momentum going with the Denver Nuggets coming to town Wednesday night. Matchup: Portland (26-30) vs. Denver Nuggets (36-22) Venue: Rose Garden Arena Time: 7:30 PM PT Date: Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2013 The team is in the midst of a four-game home stand, and starting off 2-0 would be a huge accomplishment against two perennial playoff teams. The Denver Nuggets scored 74 points in the paint on their last trip to Portland. (Photo: Sam Forencich/NBAE/Getty Images) Game Notes/How They Match Up The good news for Portland is that its been the better defensive team this season. Denver is allowing the fifth-most points per game in the entire NBA, and it has trouble keeping opponents in double digits on a regular basis. The downside for Portland is that the offensive edge goes to Denver, and it’s not even close. The Nuggets are putting up an impressive 105.2 points
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