Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 12/10/12
Easy part of the schedule? The Portland Trail Blazers opened the 2012-13 season against playoff hopefuls and perennial contenders in their first six games. This was supposed to the easy part of their schedule, yet they’re just 4-6 since that “easy” part of their schedule began Nov. 12. Matchup: Portland (8-12) vs. Toronto Raptors (4-16) Venue: Rose Garden Arena Time: 7:00 PM PT Date: Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 Portland will play host to the Toronto Raptors Monday night, and while you like their chances against a 4-12 Eastern Conference opponent, nothing is a guarantee for this young Blazers squad at this point in the season. Game Notes/How They Match Up If you like offense, Portland versus Toronto is going to be the game for you Monday night. Kyle Lowry was one of the player the Portland Trail Blazer targeted during the 2012 offseason. (Photo: US PRESSWIRE) Neither team should be considered elite on the offensive end of the floor—they are 14th and 16th in points per game—but they both have a
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