Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 3/5/13
Top Blazers After slowly watching their record dip well below the .500 mark, the Portland Trail Blazers finally started getting back to some winning basketball. Even though the previous week saw a split (a loss to Denver, then a win against Minnesota), one aspect of Portland’s game is incredibly different; that change lies with the play of the Blazer bench. Putting up league worst numbers for points off the bench (by a very large margin, at that), Rip City’s reserves have been a liability all year. Nolan Smith is hardly looking like an NBA caliber back up point guard, Luke Babbitt can’t find his three point stroke for two consecutive games, and Meyers Leonard is too much of a raw talent at this point. Damian Lillard continues to impress. (Photo: Bruce Ely/The Oregonian) All of those factors, along with the awfulness that was Ronnie Price, put immense pressure on the starters to produce at a high level, each and every night. Then Eric Maynor was traded to Portland, and that bench was...
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