Blazers Josh Hart vs Charlotte 122622

Portland Trail Blazers forward Josh Hart goes up for a layup against the Charlotte Hornets on Dec. 26 at the Moda Center.

With the defending champs on the brink in the fourth quarter, the Portland Trail Blazers (18-17) went frozen cold and blew an 8-point lead in the 118-112 loss at Golden State.

Jusuf Nurkic missed the game with an illness, leaving the Blazers with only eight full-contract players available.

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Managing sports editor

I'm Pamplin Media Group's managing sports editor, overseeing our sports sections across our entire network. On top of that, I help the Portland Tribune by covering the Portland Trail Blazers and local high school sports. From Colorado, I enjoy the lack of snow in Portland and enjoy a night out perusing the next big food truck.

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