Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 12/29/12
Home sweet home The Portland Trail Blazers play host to the Philadelphia 76ers Saturday night, but following the contest at the Rose Garden, the team will take off for a four-game road trip. Matchup: Portland (14-14) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (14-16) Venue: Rose Garden Arena Time: 7:00 PM PT Date: Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 The 76ers have underperformed this season, but they’re a good young team that can challenge anybody on any given night. The Portland Trail Blazers are set to host the Philadelphia 76ers. (Photo: Bruce Ely/The Oregonian) Game Notes/How They Match Up This game is going to come down to one key matchup: Portland’s offense vs. Philadelphia’s defense. The Blazers, while they’ve certainly had off nights shooting the ball, have relied on their offense to win them games this year. They don’t have a defense strong enough to make up for missed shots, so putting the ball in the basket at a high percentage is key in any game moving forward. Philly, on the other hand, has made their mark
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