2018 NBA Playoffs: Portland Trail Blazers vs. New Orleans Pelicans Preview And Prediction

With the 2018 NBA Playoffs set to begin soon, the Western Conference features some intriguing matchups - including the #3 Blazers vs. #6 Pelicans. The two teams faced off four times during the regular season, splitting the series 2-2.

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The main concern for the Blazers is how to limit Anthony Davis, who has been on a tear of late. If Jusuf Nurkic can utilize some physicality on Davis and get the Pelicans off their game plan, the Blazers should be able to be successful.

If the Pelicans want to win the series, they'll need help around Davis. The last time the Blazers and Pelicans battled, Davis logged 36 points with 14 boards and six blocks. Jrue Holiday and Rajon Rondo both have the ability to be defensive disrupters, which could play into New Orleans' favor.

Who will win the series? The NBA Weekly crew breaks down the series in the video above or below!

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