Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 11/25/12
The road trip begins The Portland Trail Blazers are set to take their first trip to the East Coast this Sunday, and it will begin a seven-game stint where the team will be away from the Rose Garden. Matchup: Portland (6-6) @ Brooklyn Nets (7-4) Venue: Barclays Center Time: 12:00 PM PT Date: Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012 The Brooklyn Nets have undergone a load of transitions since last season, and they’ll provide a big test for the Trail Blazers. Game Notes/How They Match Up Wallace was traded from Portland in the deal that helped the Blazers acquire Lillard (Photo: AP) At its most fundamental level, this contest is going to come down to the Blazers’ offense versus the Nets’ defense. The Blazers are 12th in the league in points per game (99.5) and 29th in the league in points allowed (102.3), while the Nets are 20th in the league in points per game (95.4) and 3rd in points allowed (92.1). The battle in the paint will be a big focus in this one. Brooklyn is a top-10 team when it comes to poin...
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