Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 12/5/12
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The light at the end of the tunnel The Portland Trail Blazers have played their last six games away from the Rose Garden, but they’ll be headed back home once their final contest of the seven-game road trip concludes on Wednesday. Matchup: Portland (8-10) @ Indiana Pacers (9-9) Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse Time: 4:00 PM PT Date: Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 The trip hasn’t gone how the team planned, but they have a chance to finish strong with a big win over the Indiana Pacers. Game Notes/How They Match Up The Portland Trail Blazers are coming off a big win against the Charlotte Bobcats. (Photo: AP) The Blazers and the Pacers have two distinct differences: offense and defense. Indiana has been an excellent defensive team this season. They’re allowing just 91.9 points per game, which is good enough for third in the league, and they’re pulling down 47.4 rebounds per contest, which is good enough for first. Portland struggles in both of those categories, as they are 27th in the NBA in poi...
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