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NBA Regular Season: Portland Trail Blazers (33-40) at Utah Jazz (38-36) -- Game Preview

Game #75 • EnergySolutions Arena • Salt Lake City, UT • April 1, 2013 • 7:00 p.m. (MT) • TV: ROOT Sports RADIO: 1280 AM/97.5 FM and 1600 AM ESPN Deportes

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NBA Regular Season 2012-2013, Game 75:

Portland Trail Blazers (33-40) at Utah Jazz (38-36)

Don't be an April Fool. Play together, play hard, and get the win.


The Basics:

Didn't we just play these guys? LaMarcus Aldridge has a "sprained right ankle" and a mild case of tankitis so he's now expected to miss one week. So All-Star Aldridge is going to be out. Sasha Pavlovic and Elliot Williams are also out. Damian Lillard is a little banged up. We're pretty much playing a Portland team that is already given up the ghost.

We have to win. We're playing great. We can win 5 games in a row. (How sad is it that a 5 game win streak is what we're chasing this year?) But we can't take these guys for granted. Especially not on April Fool's Day.