Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 2/19/13
A new start The Portland Trail Blazers entered All-Star Weekend on one of their worst cold streaks of the season, but after a few days rest, a fresh start could be just what the team needs. Matchup: Portland (25-28) vs. Phoenix Suns (17-36) Venue: Rose Garden Time: 7:00 PM PT Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 It’s time to make a push at the playoffs, and it begins with Tuesday night with a contest against the Phoenix Suns. Game Notes/How They Match Up The Blazers and the Suns have split the season series up to this point (Photo: Bruce Ely/The Oregonian) The Blazers and the Suns are both rebuilding, but Portland is the only one with hopes of making the postseason. The Blazers are currently three games behind the final spot out West, while Phoenix is sitting in last place for the entire conference. While Phoenix used to be a great offensive team, their lack of scoring can no longer make up for their defensive deficiencies. The Blazers haven’t been great at defense either, but they hav...
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