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Blazers take 1st place if they win their next two

This just in, the Nuggs lost to the Piston tonight. You know what that means, right? We can take first place in two days.

Forget Greg Oden for a second. We are one game behind Denver, and would be a half-game out if they win tomorrow. This Blazers team has a realistic shot to take over 1st place in the NW division...in *March*. Can someone look up the last time we were in first place in March? It's got to be 5+ years.

I honestly had given up all hope that we'd get there after seeing the Nuggets run off an impressive January and February, even without Melo. I gave up on it even more after those stinkers in Houston and SA.

But here we are, two winnable games away from a significant milestone.

The Pacers game should be a lock. I'm as superstitious as the next guy, and I know all about our losing streak to that team, but we are a considerably better team than the Pacers. If nothing else, that sets us up for a fun night on Thursday when we'd get to play for the division lead (the nuggets don't play again until then).

I can't say I'd expect it to last if we got there, but it would be a milestone to be proud of and build off of.

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