Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 4/9/14
Officially In The Portland Trail Blazers are officially in the playoffs following a win over the New Orleans Pelicans, and it will be the first time the team plays a postseason game since 2011. Needless to say, the Blazers are ready to get back to the playoffs. This is an organization that is hungry to find success, and making the postseason is Step 1 toward making that happen. Damian Lillard soars for a dunk against the Los Angeles Lakers. (Photo: Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images) Step 2? That would be winning a seven-game series. Portland hasn’t seen the second round since the 1999-00 season, and simply put: Home-court advantage could make or break the Blazers’ success during Round 1. Any win moving forward will help Portland’s cause, but for now, we’ll take a look back at Week 23 and its highlights. April 1 @ Los Angeles Lakers The Trail Blazers haven’t played many nationally televised games this season, but on April 1, they got the chance to show the NBA world what they’re capa...
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