The Complex NBA Power Rankings (Week 16)

21. Portland Trail Blazers

Record: 27 - 30
Last Week's Rank: 21
Last Week's Results: L vs. Utah 97-102, (Mon); W vs. New Jersey 101-88, (Wed); W @ Dallas 99-97, (Fri); L @ Milwaukee 94-116, (Sat)
This Week: vs. Houston, Monday (4/9); vs. Golden State, Wednesday (4/11); vs. Dallas, Friday (4/13); @ Sacramento, Sunday (4/15)
With the playoffs a distant dream, all the Portland Trail Blazers have left to play for is pride. And they earned a little last week, following an easy win over the Nets with a two-point overtime victory over the defending champs in Dallas (a game in which Raymond Felton scored 30 points and was a +20, have mercy).Meanwhile, Joel Pryzbilla continues to post Camby-esque scoring numbers as the de facto starting center (two points versus Dallas, four against Milwaukee), so at least that's been a consistent spot. —Russ Bengtson

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