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Portland Trail Blazers vs. Boston Celtics Preview

Let’s cut to the chase: The Portland Trail Blazers will lose today’s game to the Boston Celtics. It’s over. Done. Shaken and baked. Wrapped up. Buttoned down like a long-sleeve flannel over the V-neck T-shirt of a Portland man desperately wishing for warm weather to come back.

The Celtics are on a four-game win streak that was preceded by a nine-game streak and an 11-game streak, both ended by two-game losing skids. If my math adds up, the Celtics are a cool 24-4 in their last 28 games. The Blazers, meanwhile, have a two-game winning streak preceded by a 10-game skid, and a nine-game losing streak broken up by .