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PORTLAND, Ore. – Down 2-0 in the Western Conference semifinals with the San Antonio, the Trail Blazers don't have much time to figure out the Spurs with the series moving to Portland on Saturday night at the Moda Center.
Only 16 teams have come back from a 2-0 deficit to win a playoff series, most recently the Memphis Grizzlies against the Los Angeles Clippers last season.
The only time Portland has rebounded after a two-loss series start was the in 1977 finals against Philadelphia — which remains the team's lone NBA championship.
The Spurs have a 3-2 advantage over Portland in the playoffs, sweeping the last meeting in the 1999 conference finals. The teams split the regular-season series 2-2.
San Antonio has dominated this one so far. On Thursday night, the Spurs built a 20-point lead and won 114-97.