Yes, Portland is playing like crap on the road -- I've personally decided to not watch anymore roadgames because they're so darn frustrating. I find myself trying to look for the moment when the wheels come off the cart and we've lost the game. In Sacremento it was in the 3rd quarter.
Anyway, to be a little more positive, I just checked out the road records of all the NBA teams, and there are only 4 teams in the west with a .500 record on the road or better. I'm not even saying a winning a record, just breaking even.
Oklahoma City 9-3
Does this mean that Minnesota is going to be one the top 4 seeds in the playoffs?
NO! It means that this is a strike-laden season and we are seeing really crappy basketball by the majority of teams.
The Knicks went to the finals in the last strike-laden season, and they were the 8th seed.
All we have to do is get to the playoffs and see what happens. Do you really think that Utah is going to keep up their record when they're on the road? Do you actually think that Memphis is going to beat us for a playoff spot?
Stop worrying -- just watch the home games -- and see where we are at the end of the season.
While, again, we do stink on the road, we are far from being alone. Conversely the East has 7 teams at .500 or better on the road.