What's ahead: After back-to-back games with Milwaukee (Monday) and Washington (Tuesday), the Blazers had two more road games scheduled — 4 p.m. Thursday at Philadelphia and 10 a.m. Saturday at New York Knicks. The scheduled Feb. 7 game at Charlotte has been moved to the second half of the season.
The Blazers return to Moda Center on Tuesday, Feb. 9 against Orlando.
What's behind: The Trail Blazers played without their full roster, as Robert Covington (concussion) and Derrick Jones Jr. (foot) sat out games, along with Jusuf Nurkic (wrist) and CJ McCollum (foot).
Oklahoma City, projected to finish near the bottom of the NBA Western Conference, took a home game from the Blazers on Jan. 25, 125-122. And, Houston rallied to beat the Blazers 104-101 Jan. 28.
But, oh, the one Blazers win in the past week? Damian Lillard scored 44 points, and hit two dramatic 3-pointers in the final seconds, including the game-winning fadeaway 3 as Portland beat Chicago 123-122 Jan. 30.
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