Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 3/16/13
Motown visits Rip City The Portland Trail Blazers have played both up and down to their competition this season. You’d think that a 30-point win over the San Antonio Spurs and a 15-point win over the New York Knicks would speak volumes to this team’s potential, but a two-point loss to the New Orleans Hornets sandwiched between the two is probably more telling. Matchup: Portland (30-34) vs. Detroit Pistons (23-44) Venue: The Rose Garden Time: 7:00 PM PT Date: Saturday, March 16, 2013 The visiting Detroit Pistons are the coldest team in the NBA, but that doesn’t mean much considering the inconsistency that has plagued Portland this year. Greg Monroe will make up one-half of the key matchup Monday night. (Photo: AP/Duane Burleson) Game Notes/How They Match Up Despite witnessing a solid win against the Knicks, it would be easy for Portland fans to get down on the team. This young, entertaining group is struggling to find consistency, and the playoffs still look like a long shot with jus...
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