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Predict the Trail Blazers’ Record for Tough Upcoming Road Trip

Take your shot: How will Portland finish the seven-game trip?

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After a cozy three-game homestand that passed through Christmas, the Portland Trail Blazers will begin the new year with a brutal seven-game road trip that spans almost two weeks.

Beginning Monday with a matchup against the Phoenix Suns, the road-running Trail Blazers will subsequently face the Dallas Mavericks twice, the Brooklyn Nets, the New York Knicks and the Oklahoma City Thunder, before closing the trip with a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Jan. 12.

The seven-game trip against primarily playoff-caliber teams is a tough shift for a Portland team that played nine of 14 games in December at the Moda Center. The matchups against the Western Conference’s No. 2 seed Thunder — a team that rocked Portland 134-91 in their last meeting — and the West’s No. 1 seed Timberwolves loom as especially daunting on the calendar. The Trail Blazers’ play on the road this season (4-11) doesn’t stray too far away from their play at home (5-11), but the level of competition on this trip is sure to cause problems.

Blazer’s Edge community, what record do you predict the Trail Blazers will post during the upcoming road trip? And what do you view as a successful trip?

Let us know in the comments below!