After getting off to a 7-2 start, the Portland Trail Blazers have talked about the need to fight complacency and the temptation to indulge in a sense of accomplishment at this early point in the season.
“You can’t let your guard down,” said Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts. “You have to fight the temptation to be full of yourself and just go out and compete because we’re winning games because we’re playing hard, playing together, doing the right things.”
The Trail Blazers nearly succumbed to complacency Sunday afternoon by giving up a 17-point fourth quarter lead and being pushed to overtime before finally coming away with a 118-110 victory against the Raptors in Toronto.
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