Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 12/20/12
Top Blazers It’s no simple task to accurately rank this year’s Portland Trail Blazers‘ squad, and their performances over the last week exemplify this statement. With games against Toronto, San Antonio and New Orleans on tap for Portland, it seemed feasible they’d be able to escape the week with at least two wins. San Antonio possessed (at the time) the best record in the West, so that game was essentially chalked up to an easy win for Greg Popovich’s savvy veterans. However, that wasn’t exactly how it went down last Thursday night. Going toe-to-toe with Spurs point guard Tony Parker, Damian Lillard was once again being baptized by fire in his rookie season, and like so many of his outings this year, Lillard impressed. You could even go so far as to say that the young Weber State product out played Parker allowing the Blazers to cruise past the Spurs by a final score of 98-90. With a victory over Parker in his rear view, Lillard did something even more impressive against the Hornets...
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