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Injury-riddled Portland Trail Blazers limp into NBA Playoffs

It’s been a déjà vu season for the Portland Trail Blazers , who find themselves back in the NBA playoffs despite another injury-plagued season.Portland wrapped up its third straight postseason berth, but it wasn’t the way teams want to clinch a playoff spot: On Tuesday, the Houston Rockets’ loss to the Sacramento Kings sealed a postseason position for the Blazers, who turned around and got blown out by the Golden State Warriors.Still, the Trail Blazers have a lot to be proud of, and will finish sixth, seventh or eighth in the Western Conference. Last season, Portland won 50 games and finished sixth in the conference, despite a ton of injuries. Portland players missed a combined 311 regular-season games because of injury, second in the NBA, and this season Portland leads the league in injury games missed with 225. Read more

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