Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 1/14/13
End of a tough stretch The Portland Trail Blazers have faced the Miami Heat, Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder in consecutive games, and now they head to Mile-High City to take on the ultra-athletic Denver Nuggets. Matchup: Portland (20-17) @ Denver Nuggets (23-16) Venue: Pepsi Center Time: 6:00 PM PT Date: Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 If there’s a tougher four-game stretch in the NBA right now, I haven’t heard of it. Portland needs this win to keep its confidence high, as losses to the Warriors and Thunder make you wonder just how well this team can compete with the elites in the Western Conference. The Trail Blazers are in for a challenge against one of the best home teams in the league. (Photo: UPI/Gary C. Caskey) Game Notes/How They Match Up The Denver Nuggets are one of the top scoring teams in the NBA this season, as they’re averaging an impressive 102.4 points per contest. They know how to put the ball in the basket, but the dangerous part is that they know how to cle...
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