6 Reasons You Can and Can't Believe in Portland Trail Blazers' Playoff Success

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6 Reasons You Can and Can't Believe in Portland Trail Blazers' Playoff Success
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Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge will try to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to the second round of the playoffs and beyond.

The Portland Trail Blazers have an opportunity to be successful in the postseason, but there are pros and cons worth discussing on that end.

The Trail Blazers started out the season by winning 21 of their first 25 games, which prompted many to believe they could win perhaps a round or two in the postseason, given how dominant they looked early.

Portland has since lost a bit of a steam. Head coach Terry Stotts has watched his team lose nine of 13 contests in March, and the losses have turned the Trail Blazers into a question mark more than anything.

Granted, the absence of LaMarcus Aldridge has been part of the reason for the stumbles. He has missed seven straight games due to back spasms.

With that said, the Trail Blazers have shown their best and worst stretches of basketball, which helps paint a picture of what to expect in the playoffs.

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