Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 2/21/13
Top Blazers Heading in to the All-Star break—and the unofficial halfway point of the year0151the Portland Trail Blazers found themselves trending in the wrong direction. They had lost three straight games, were witnessing their record continue to fall below .500 and had seemingly lost some of the mojo that had them in the improbable hunt for the playoffs. With trips to Miami and New Orleans to close out a six-game road trip, Portland was looking to salvage some sort of momentum. Against the defending champs, however, that momentum gain seemed unlikely; the more feasible win could come against New Orleans. LaMarcus Aldridge had a strong showing against the Miami Heat. The game against Miami was much closer than expected, as Portland established itself early and held a lead for most of the game. With LeBron James displaying, arguably, the best five to six-game stretch in NBA history, Portland’s lead was erased and the reigning MVP proved, once again, he’s the best basketball player on...
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