The Portland Trail Blazers suffered their fifth consecutive loss on Sunday against the Memphis Grizzlies. Due to that skid, Portland has slid out of the No. 6 spot in the Western Conference standings and into the play-in field.
After the game, The Oregonian’s Aaron Fentress highlighted the growing uneasiness that is emanating from coach Terry Stotts. The Blazers’ head coach explained that a string of close losses could be a catalyst for team-wide frustrations.
“I think we’re a little frustrated right now,” Portland coach Terry Stotts said. “You look at some of these games, the one-point losses. I don’t think we were out of sorts against Boston or against San Antonio, or Denver or the (Los Angeles) Clippers, so I think recently we’ve been playing good basketball and came up short in some close games.”
The Blazers will attempt to get back on track against the Pacers on Tuesday before facing the Grizzlies for a third time in four games on Wednesday.
You can read the full story from Fentress at Oregon Live.