Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 2/2/13
Home-and-home, again. The Portland Trail Blazers split a home-and-home series with the Los Angeles Clippers just about a week back, and now they’ll try and do the same when they host the Utah Jazz in the second game of a back-to-back. Matchup: Portland (23-23) vs. Utah Jazz (26-21) Venue: Rose Garden Arena Time: 7:00 PM PT Date: Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 Portland is just one game back of the eighth spot out West, and a split of this mini-series will be a good step toward returning to the playoffs. The Blazers have to do a better job of stopping Utah in the paint. (Photo: AP) Game Notes/How They Match Up Entering the first matchup between these two teams, we knew that the Jazz were going to have the advantage when it came to the paint. They were the better low-post offense, and they were going up against a low-post defense that has been awful all season. When it was all said and done, Utah outscore Portland 46-36 in the paint. The bigger story, though, was that the Blazers allowed Al Je...
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