The Portland Trail Blazers are very much in the race for the NBA playoffs. The New York Knicks are very much not. Portland (32-38) is chasing Denver (34-37) for the Western Conference's eighth and final postseason berth.
The NBA community suffered a significant blow two years ago when former standout forward Jerome Kersey, one of the greatest and most beloved figures ever to suit up for the Portland Trail Blazers, died at age 52 from a pulmonary thromboembolism caused by a blood clot traveling from his left calf to his
Khris Middleton scores 26 points with three assists and three boards in Milwaukee's win over Portland.