Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 1/21/13
PDX needs a win, now. The Portland Trail Blazers sure know how to make things interesting, don’t they? For the first time in franchise history, the team has lost five straight games by six points or less. Matchup: Portland (20-20) vs. Washington Wizards (8-30) Venue: Rose Garden Arena Time: 7:00 PM PT Date: Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 Portland needs a win as badly as anybody in the league, and they’ll look to get it against a Washington Wizards team that is finally finding success half way through the season. The Blazers are set to face the Wizards for the second time this season. (Photo: AP) Game Notes/How They Match Up This will be the second time the Trail Blazers have faced Washington this year, and the first time around was as unfortunate as it gets for fans in Rip City. The Wizards took down Portland 84-82 for its first win of the season after losing their first 12 games. Washington has been the worst team in the league all year, but they’re finally gaining some momentum. They’ve wo...
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