Portland Trail Blazers Schedule Breakdown and Record Predictions for February

February 7th, 2015 by Joshua J Vannuccini Leave a reply »
The Portland Trail Blazers and their fans surely let out a heavy sigh of relief as January came to a close.

That was brutal.

Portland went just 6-9 through the month, with the team's offense and defense struggling without key contributors. Robin Lopez has since returned while Joel Freeland remains sidelined for a few more weeks with a shoulder injury.

With the big man back in the lineup, the Blazers are 2-0 and look to be on the upswing in February. The team can start fresh and leave their poor start to 2015 in the rearview mirror. They'll play just nine games this month, with six coming against strong Western Conference teams.

Portland has struggled to compete with such teams to this point, going 13-13 against teams with above-.500 records. It isn't a terrible mark given the injuries and comeback wins the Blazers have endured, but it could be a notch higher to elevate their status as a championship contender.

They'll certainly have the chance to do so in February as we break down their matchups week-by-week before highlighting a key game. The All-Star break will slot right in the middle, which will not only give the ...

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