Portland Trail Blazers: 6 Reasons Why the Season Took a Turn for the Worst

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Portland Trail Blazers: 6 Reasons Why the Season Took a Turn for the Worst
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The Portland Trail Blazers started off the 2011-12 NBA season hot out of the gate, but their 7-2 record and No. 1 seed out West have long disappeared into a disappointing year.

Now just 27-31, the Blazers are 4.5 games out of the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference and appear to be headed toward the lottery for the first time since the 2007-08 season.

The year has been a rough one, and while no one factor is to blame for the disappointment, a number of issues have contributed to the frustrating season taking place in Rip City.

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