By Joe Becker
The Houston Rockets lost at Chicago 105-102 and that helps the Blazers. If the Blazers can Beat San Antonio Sunday at the Rose Garden the Blazers will pull even with Houston for the fourth playoff spot in the West.
I'm not like a lot of people that feel the Blazers had to win at Houston or San Antonio this past week. Let's face facts, the good teams usually win at home, no matter, who they are playing. The Rockets rolled LeBron James and the Cavs in Houston. Cleveland could be the best team in the league when it's all said and done.
The important thing for the Blazers is to keep protecting their Home Court and win a few games here and there on the Road. Six of their next seven are at home. They won't be easy with the Spurs, Lakers and Dallas at the Rose Garden. If the Blazers can go 5-2 over the next seven they will be in good shape heading into a long road trip back east. That would put them at 41-24.
This is the best time of the season...because teams are working hard to make the playoffs and position themselves.