Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 11/9/12
Who’s up next? The Portland Trail Blazers have made it through their first five games of the season, and while the results weren’t always what we wanted to see, the team remained competitive in each and every contest early in the year. The team now enters its second five-game stretch with a record of 2-3, and while the first of the bunch will be as tough as they come, the schedule is about to get much easier for this young Portland roster.    The Blazers open up their next 5-game stretch against Duncan and the Spurs (Photo: Randy Rasmussen/ Oregonian Nov. 10 vs. San Antonio Spurs The San Antonio Spurs are as hot as any team in the NBA, as they started their season 4-0 before dropping a game on the road to the Los Angeles Clippers. Tony Parker has been clutch, Tim Duncan is looking 10 years younger and Gregg Popovich has an NBA championship on his mind at this point in his storied career. The Trail Blazers will be put to the test against the Spurs, as it’s going to be a battle of which unit
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