The 2021 NBA Playoffs are finally here, and the Portland Trail Blazers are ready to kick off their eighth straight playoff appearance.
As the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference, Portland is one of the lucky teams that both avoided the NBA Play-In Tournament and knows who their first-round opponent will be before the play-in games end.
The Blazers will take on the No. 3 seed, Denver Nuggets, and likely NBA MVP, Nikola Jokic. The series should be a great one. Here is a look at what the Blazers have going for them, what they need to worry about, and our prediction for the outcome.
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