Found March 27, 2013 on Oregon Sports News:
However faint the Portland Trail Blazers hopes for a playoff berth may be, the fact of the matter is they are still in the discussion.  Following the NBA All-Star break, I wrote that this last stretch of games would demonstrate who on this season’s roster had the grit and fight to scrap for wins. As it turns out there are a number of Blazers that possess said intangibles. There is not a lot of quit in this team, from the head coach on down. Mathematically it is still quite possible for the Blazers to squeak into the playoffs. But if they do, you can bet the Blazer fan base will have the same feeling they get when they sneak through a yellow light and can’t help but to look in the rear view mirror for the flash of the traffic cam. It will be close.   Currently in the eleventh spot in the Western Conference, the Blazers are 2.5 games behind the Los Angeles Lakers, who sit uncomfortably as the eighth and final playoff seed. Although the Blazers’ first round pick would be sacr...
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