Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers’ Jan. 20 matchup with the Washington Wizards. Portland needs a win, and they need one now. For the first time in franchise history, they have lost five straight games by six points or less. All five games have seen the blazers attempt to come from behind, which means the team needs to establish momentum early. The key matchup is going to be between Damian Lillard and John Wall. Nicolas Batum and Meyers Leonard are day-to-day.
NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the Blazers vs Wizards matchup. The Headline: squaring off with the winless Wizards, Portland continues its East Coast losing streak with this new 82-84 loss. Batum looked like he’s coming out of his slump, and Hickson had a season high 19 rebounds. But with four games left on the roadtrip, Portland needs to find some wins.
Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers Nov. 28 matchup with the Washington Wizards. Portland is coming off a disappointing loss to the Detroit Pistons, and a bounce-back win is needed against the worst team in the NBA. The battle between the starters and the battle between the bench units are two matchups to watch out for in Wednesday’s game. Meyers Leonard and Nene are both day-to-day.