The Blazers have won four straight and 15 of their last 16.
Portland, OR (SportsNetwork.com) -
The Portland Trail Blazers are on fire and will try to continue that momentum on Saturday night when they conclude a four-game homestand against the Dallas Mavericks.
The Blazers have won four straight and 15 of their last 16. Their most recent victory might have been their most impressive as they throttled the Utah Jazz, 130-98 on Friday night.
Portland made a franchise-record 17 3-pointers and shot an eye-opening 73.9 percent from long range. The Blazers' 73.9 percent 3-point shooting (17-23) is the highest by any team that made at least 15 3-pointers in NBA history.
Kidd is embarrassing the Nets
By Jim Brighters, NBA Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
The Brooklyn Nets are taking embarrassment to whole new levels and sadly, the primary cause of this mortification is the leader of the team, head coach Jason Kidd.
If Kidd isn't the best point guard you've seen in your life, he's in the top five. That has nothing at all to do with the debacle he's plagued upon the Brooklyn Nets, but it was just a reminder that no matter what has happened in the past, nothing translates you into being a good head coach.
Let's remember a few things for the moment about the state of the Nets.
The Nets have been crippled by injuries. That is a fact, not an excuse. However, go find teams that could succeed when the best player (Deron Williams) barely can lace up his sneakers. Or when the team's next best player, or 1A (Brook Lopez), missed multiple games. Or when the team's third best player (Paul Pierce) is in a suit on the sidelines.