The Washington Wizards (9-29) welcome the Portland Trail Blazers (19-21) to the Verizon Center Saturday night, looking to win consecutive games for just the second time this season. A victory would also give the Wizards a season sweep of the Trail Blazers.
Portland is just 5-14 on the road, and is coming off a brutal 104-86 loss to the Boston Celtics, a game in which they trailed by as many as 43 points. The Blazers allowed the Celtics to shoot 60 percent in the first half, and turned the ball over a season-high 28 times.
When these two teams met a month ago in Portland, the Wizards emerged with a 124-109 victory, one of just three victories away from home for Washington on the season. The Wizards shot 60 percent in that game, and controlled the glass against a LaMarcus Aldridge-less Blazers team. Aldridge injured his ankle two minutes into the game and did not return.
Washington has won two of three, including a 106-101 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night. The Wizards overcame a 21-point deficit to beat Kobe Bryant and Company.
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