2018-19 NBA Power Rankings: Rockets, Pacers shine in Week 12

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34. <p><strong>New Year’s resolution: Make a playoff run</strong></p> <p>After securing the 3-seed in the playoffs last year and then being abruptly swept in the first round, the Portland Trail Blazers were always going to be judged by what they accomplished in the postseason. The only time Rip City has made it past the first round since LaMarcus Aldridge left was in 2015-16, when they won just 44 games and beat a Clippers team with an injured <a rel=. 21-16. Previous: . Portland Trail Blazers. 10. team