It took a while, but the yearly tradition of the Trail Blazers going on a late-season rally seems to have arrived. But despite winning five-straight and nine out of their last 10, they still are not assured a post in the 2021 Playoffs.
That would change with a win tonight in Phoenix.
With two games to play, the Trail Blazers need one win to secure their eighth-straight postseason berth, which they’ll try to get when they face the Suns in a nationally-televised contest Thursday night. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.
ALL TIME: Suns lead, 124-108
PORTLAND HOME: Trail Blazers lead, 72-45
PHOENIX HOME: Suns lead, 79-36
LAST PORTLAND WIN: 121-105, 3/10/20 (Portland)
LAST PHOENIX WIN: 127-121, 3/11/21 (Portland)
CURRENT WIN STREAK: Two (Phoenix)
• The Trail Blazers May 13 game against the Suns will be the third and final matchup between Portland and Phoenix in 2020-21.