Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 3/6/13
Keep on keepin’ on After losing eight of nine games to close out the month of February, the Portland Trail Blazers have won their first two games to start March. Both games were against winnable opponents, but the momentum is there to make a late-season push. Matchup: Portland (28-31) @ Memphis Grizzlies (39-19) Venue: FedExForum Time: 5:00 PM PT Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 This game is the first of a three-game road trip, and a win would do wonders for the team’s confidence heading into San Antonio. Wes Matthews and the Blazers prepare for Memphis. (Photo: Danny Johnston/AP) Game Notes/How They Match Up Winning ugly hasn’t been Portland’s thing during the 2012-13 season. It proved for a while that it know how to win close games, but when it shoots poorly and is forced to battle physically, the opposition too often has the edge. All that being said, the Blazers won the last time they met the Grizzlies, and you’d better believe they won ugly. Back on Jan. 4, Portland won a game in...
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