Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 11/30/12
PDX on a slippery slope The Portland Trail Blazers have begun their seven-game road trip with three straight losses, but the worst part is that each and every one of their opponents was considered beatable heading into the East Coast swing. Matchup: Portland (6-9) @ Boston Celtics (8-7) Venue: TD Garden Time: 7:30 PM ET Date: Friday, November 30, 2012 Coming off a loss to the only winless team in the NBA—the Washington Wizards—Portland now travels to Boston to take on the Celtics in their “first real test” of the current road trip. Trail Blazers have lost 8 straight games in Boston. (Photo: Bruce Ely/Oregonian) Game Notes/How They Match Up Despite the differences in their records, the Blazers and the Celtics actually match up quite nicely. Both teams are middle-of-the-road in scoring, both teams are in the bottom 10 in points allowed and both teams struggle rebounding the ball. Points in the paint have been a problem for these two squads, as neither has truly been able to enforce mu...
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