I haven't contributed anything in a long while but I was just poring over the next few weeks for the Blazers and thought I'd share a few observations.
First, the schedule:
2/24 @ Houston
2/25 @ San Antonio - 2nd night of Back to Back games
2/27 @ Minnesota
3/1 San Antonio again
3/5 @ Denver - 2nd night of Back to Back games
3/13 New Jersey
Things that stand out to me:
1) Out of the 12 games, 8 are at home. I bet we'll win 6 of those games.
2) Out of the four road games, three are against teams that are contending for playoff spots. I bet we still get 2 of those games.
3) I bet we'll lose the two back to back 2nd night games (against the Spurs and the Nuggets) but since those are teams that often beat us in their buildings anyway, I can live with it. In other words, it's kind of a favorable schedule, in a way.
I believe we will win 8-9 of these 12 games. One the other hand, even if we only win 6 of the 12 (unlikely) we will still be sitting at 13 games over .500, with 17 games left.
All in all, I like the way things look. Any other insights?