Posted December 01, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Portland Trail Blazers already have fallen to the NBA's worst team and suffered a pair of double-digit defeats during their disaster of a road trip. After a thrilling victory, it doesn't appear the Cleveland Cavaliers will make things any easier for them. Slumping Portland looks to get back on track by beating Cleveland for the fourth straight time Saturday night. The Blazers (6-10) have lost the first four of their seven-game Eastern trip after falling 96-78 to a Boston team playing without suspended All-Star Rajon Rondo on Friday. They also lost to Brooklyn and Detroit before being the first victim of previously winless Washington on Wednesday. LaMarcus Aldridge finished with 23 points Friday while former Cavalier J.J. Hickson and rookie Meyers Leonard added 11 apiece for the Blazers, who dropped to 2-7 on the road. They were averaging 99.5 points prior to their trip, but they're scoring only 86.5 per game during their skid. ''We came out passive and ...
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