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The Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets are both eager to open the second half of the season after disappointing finishes to the first.
For the Trail Blazers to come out of the All-Star break on a positive note, they'll need to put an end to years of frustration in Denver.
Playing for the first time in eight days, Portland tries to avoid losing a seventh straight game at the Pepsi Center on Wednesday night against a Nuggets team hoping to get back three key players from injury.
The Trail Blazers (18-16) and Nuggets (18-17) each got off to a strong start to the season, with Portland winning seven of its first nine games and Denver owning the Western Conference's second-best record at 14-5 on Jan. 27. Both teams stumbled into the break, however, as the Blazers dropped six of nine before finishing with an easy win over a San Antonio team resting its stars.
Portland hasn't won back-to-back games since Jan. 23 and 24, falling to eighth place in the West - one-half g...
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Przybilla talks about why he chose the Blazers, where he's at physically and what he hopes to contribute to the team this season.
Though now playing for the Portland Trail Blazers, veteran center Marcus Camby still has fond memories and strong ties to Denver. Nuggets.com caught up with the former Nuggets big man to get his thoughts on his 16th NBA season and his charitable efforts in Colorado.
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A report surfaced Tuesday that the three-time NBA All-Star has been receiving treatment on his balky knees in hope of a return to the court.
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"Joel is a hard worker, a great teammate and a player that does the little things to help you win, all qualities that will help us down the stretch run," acting GM Chad Buchanan says.
The Portland Trail Blazers signed center Joel Przybilla on Monday.
Portland Trailblazers Odds to win 2012 NBA Western Conference
Oklahoma City Thunder 5/4
Los Angeles Clippers 11/2
San Antonio Spurs 11/2
Los Angeles Lakers 6/1
Dallas Mavericks 7/1
Portland Trailblazers 15/1
Memphis Grizzlies 22/1
Denver Nuggets ...