Posted February 04, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Portland Trail Blazers keep coming up short on the road. Their results at home have been far different. The Trail Blazers look to extend their best home start in 13 seasons Saturday night when they try to hand the Denver Nuggets their fifth consecutive road loss in this Northwest Division series. After routing Charlotte 112-68 the night before in their best offensive performance of the season, the Blazers (13-10) dropped their season-high fourth straight road game on Thursday, 95-92 to Sacramento. Portland has been outscored by a total of 23 points in its last six road losses. "We really had control of this game (with a nine-point halftime lead) and had a flow going,'' said coach Nate McMillan, who played for Nuggets coach George Karl in Seattle from 1991-98. "But in the second half it's pretty much what it has been for us - turnovers, a lot of one-on-one play, and lack of ball movement. We just self-destruct on the road.'' Portland, though, has won 10 of 11 at home for it...
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