Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 12/11/12
Dwayne_poster
Top Blazers After a two week hiatus of Rick’s Picks, we’re back to recognizing notable Portland Trail Blazers performances (question is, were there actually any to write of?). Jokes aside, the Blazers have played less than stellar basketball over the last few weeks, and their record over that time (3-7 over the last 3 weeks) is telling of their struggles. Poor bench play, a disappearing LaMarcus Aldridge, and downright awful defense has plagued Portland in their recent contests, leaving many to wonder where this team is actually headed. There’s something to be said, however, for a 7 game road trip and it’s effect on a young team; Portland was just 2-5 on said road trip and participated in the unwanted opportunity of allowing the Washington Wizards their first victory. A couple of gutsy overtime victories soon followed on that same road trip, and Portland was looking as schizophrenic as ever. A tumultuous past week in it’s own right, Portland was only able to notch a victory against ...
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