Should the Portland Trail Blazers Be Satisfied with the No. 8 Seed in the West?

March 19th, 2010 by T. Leave a reply »
The Portland Trail Blazers stand right now at eight place in the Western Conference with an overall record of 41-28.

That leaves 13 games left in the 2009-2010 season for Portland.

if the season ended today the Blazers would face the L.A. Lakers in the first round of the playoffs.

Though most teams would rather face anyone than the Lakers, it may be to the Blazers advantage to play them.

Portland matches up well with the Lakers and always seems to play their best basketball when L.A. is in town.

Whatever the reason is, the Blazers seem to consistently beat the Lakers at home. Before a loss earlier this season, Portland had a home winning streak against L.A. since February 23, 2005.

During that stretch the Lakers had consistently been one of the best teams in the NBA.

So why wouldn't the Blazers want to play them?

They're only a half game behind the San Antonio Spurs. If they did move past the Spurs that would hypothetically set up a first round match up with the Denver Nuggets.

In my opinion, Denver is a much more dangerous team and Portland hasn't had substantial s ...

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