Blazers look to address inconsistency

Blazers look to address inconsistency

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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20: LaMarcus Aldridge #12 of the Portland Trail Blazers is fouled by Andrew Bynum #17 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half at Staples Center on February 20, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers won 103-92.

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on February 29, 2012 at 9:14 AM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 29 at 9:14 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Portland Trail Blazers have a newly minted All-Star, the return of a familiar face and a week's worth of rest. What they still need as the season resumes is consistency.

After eight days off because of the All-Star break, the Blazers get back to work on Wednesday night when they visit Denver.

Portland is 18-16 and in eighth place in the Western Conference, a game back of Memphis and a half-game up on the Nuggets, after a roller-coaster first half that was crazy even before it started because of the unexpected retirement of Brandon Roy.

After a 7-3 start raised hopes, Portland has gone 4-6 over the last 10 games, and coach Nate McMillan has twice made major lineup changes to address his uneven team.

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