Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 12/13/12
Back to the competition The Portland Trail Blazers have wrapped up the easy part of their early-season schedule, and they’ll be hosting the San Antonio Spurs at the Rose Garden Thursday night. Matchup: Portland (9-12) vs. San Antonio (18-5) Venue: Rose Garden Arena Time: 7:30 PM PT Date: Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 The Blazers haven’t played a true contender in weeks, and it will be interesting to see how they react to the stars coming to town. Game Notes/How They Match Up The San Antonio Spurs will be the Blazers’ biggest challenge in weeks. (Photo: AP) Assuming that the San Antonio Spurs travel their stars (Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker), this is going to be a matchup between a team that is trying to find its identity versus a team that has been a dynasty for more than a decade. For those who thought the Blazers were a good offensive team, get ready to be surprised by the Spurs. Gregg Popovich’s squad, which was once known for its methodical, defensive mindset, is now aver...
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