The Portland Trail Blazers are tanking, and that’s quite clear with their game results of late.
Portland was beaten 123-85 by the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night, and the game was far more lopsided than the final score indicates.
The Blazers outscored Utah 36-27 in the fourth quarter with the game out of hand. But through three quarters, the Jazz led 96-49.
Blazers just became the first NBA team this season to score fewer than 50 points through 3 quarters.
— Ben Dowsett (@Ben_Dowsett) March 10, 2022
Over their last six games, the Blazers have been outscored by 194 points (or by 32.3 points a game), the worst point differential ever over a six-game span. This 38-point loss — and again, it was much worse in reality — came after a 43-point loss (124-81) on Monday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
In their last six games, the Portland Trail Blazers …
-Are 0-6 SU and ATS.
-Have been outscored by 194 points, the worst point differential ever in a six-game span.
-Have an average margin of cover of -19.9 PPG
— Ben Fawkes (@BFawkes22) March 10, 2022
Now, this isn’t on the players — it’s not at all an effort thing! — or the coaching staff. It’s just the reality of the current healthy roster.
Here’s some of the Twitter reaction to the Blazers’ loss:
Blazers 37 pic.twitter.com/PbvPkSdrCl
— StatMuse (@statmuse) March 10, 2022
— theScore (@theScore) March 10, 2022
It’s very much within the realm of possibility that the Blazers don’t win a game the rest of the season.
— Sean Highkin (@highkin) March 10, 2022
The Jazz lead the Blazers by almost 50 points heading into the fourth quarter. pic.twitter.com/SrL2onyU4e
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) March 10, 2022
The Jazz lead the Blazers 92-43 late in the 3rd… 🤯🤯 pic.twitter.com/hTvndYME8C
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) March 10, 2022