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A writer investigates the Portland Trail Blazers' position in a crowded Western Conference playoff chase.
Tom Ziller of SB Nation assesses the Portland Trail Blazers' slim playoff hopes in a crowded Western Conference field.
Portland is 26-30, one game behind the Lakers for No. 9 and all even in the loss column. But good gravy, look at this schedule!
A full 20 of 26 remaining games come against teams in the playoff bracket or the Lakers. Heavens to Batum that's ugly. My rough figuring has Portland going 11-15 the rest of the way for a 37-45 record. Sorry, Blazers.
I touched on Portland's difficult slate on Sunday.
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