The Blazers have a pretty favorable schedule down the stretch. The important games are mostly at home.
Denver, ahead of us, is facing at least as easy a time. The Spurs, also.
That leaves Houston, N.O. and Utah, all with schedules of death.
And Dallas, who should not catch anybody unless the Jazz slump their way in.
The Blazers are in a great position to slide into 4th in the West. That is where I think they'll finish. Behind the Spurs and Nuggets, but with the important home court advantage in the first round.
If Denver slips, it could set up a huge last game of the regular season for the NW Division crown. With the Blazers at the Rose Garden, that would be sweet!