Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 2/11/13
Can PDX do it again? The Portland Trail Blazers have only traveled to Miami once since LeBron James took his talents to South Beach, but they came away with a 105-96 victory in that lone road meeting. Matchup: Portland (25-26) @ Miami Heat (34-14) Venue: AmericanAirlines Arena Time: 4:30 PM PT Date: Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 The Blazers took down the Heat when they faced off in January. (Photo: Don Ryan/AP) Portland has historically played well in the state of Florida, and following a 110-104 loss to the Orlando Magic, it will look for a bounce-back performance against the Miami Heat. Game Notes/How They Match Up The last time the Blazers faced the Heat, it proved to be one of the most exciting games of the 2012-13 season. Portland dug itself into a hole early, but a second-half comeback led to a 92-90 victory for the home team. The Blazers had a couple of things going for them the last time they played Miami. First and foremost, they had the crowd behind them. It’s much easier to come...
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