Portland Trail Blazers: 3 takeaways from their 3-game losing streak

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The Portland Trail Blazers have lost three straight games and it’s not because of those new all-red Statement uniforms.

Tuesday night ended with another disappointing loss for the Portland Trail Blazers. They fell 106-92 to the shorthanded Washington Wizards, marking their third consecutive defeat. Portland now drops to 13-11 on the year and 7-7 at home.

The Blazers have had a rough few games. They’ve lost by an average of 11.0 points per game. That’s the fourth-worst average point differential in the NBA over a team’s previous three games.

Portland simply hasn’t played consistently lately, going 4-8 over the last 12 quarters. While most of the quarters have been tight, there has always been a point in the game where things fall off the rails.

The Blazers lost by 12 in first quarter against the Milwaukee Bucks, lost by 10 in the second and 13 in the third against New Orleans Pelicans, and lost by 12 in the second quarter against the Wizards. Meanwhile, none of Portland’s quarter wins have been by double-digits. This gives a glimpse at the issues they face on both sides of the ball.

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