Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 1/10/14
The Portland Trail Blazers have a 27-9 record leading into the weekend with their next two match ups against a 13-win Boston Celtics team and 12-win Cleveland Cavaliers team. On paper you should be able to pencil both of those games in as wins. However over the past week, the Blazers and Rip City as a whole have had a bit of a wakeup call. Saturday the Philadelphia 76ers came into Portland and shocked the Blazers in a 101-99 game that came down to the end. The ‘6ers led a lot of that game in double digits and the Blazers outside shot was not falling at all. Then Tuesday, Portland traveled to Sacramento to face the Kings who straight outscored the best offense in the league. Portland gave up a season high 123 to a Kings team led by Rudy Gay and Boogie Cousins. This team, that up until this point, had taken care of business against inferior teams and surprisingly been very successful on the road, hit a couple road blocks. The thing that separates good teams from bad teams is...
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