The 12 Days of Christmas for the Portland TrailBlazers

December 14th, 2009 by Busta Bucket Leave a reply »


Since the beginning of this 2009/2010 season, after perusing the schedule and prognosticating beyond a reasonable amount, my eye always came to the games just before Christmas. Specifically, our next four-game road trip but now, given the Suns resurgence, it expands to our next seven games.

There is not a more pivotal stretch of games this season as far as I'm concerned.

The biggest issue that I see, is potentially losing six of the next seven games, putting Portland's record at 15-17 on Christmas night. That sounds pretty dismal, but this is how it might happen if something doesn't change.

The first game of this seven game stretch is the Sacramento Kings. Certainly this is the game that Portland should win. The Kings are 1-9 on the road, and have lost their last four games. But Portland can't sleep on the young Kings, they are scrappy, playing without fear and they'll be motivated to add to Portland's recent struggles.

The Phoenix game on Thursday is the first major test. First of all, Portland never seems to have success defending the seven-seconds-or-less offense. We don't get back ...

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