Blazers' Matthews is hurting, but pressing on

Updated: February 25, 2013, 4:17 PM ET
Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews sees only one option left after trying all the treatments he can on his sore left leg.

"Pray," he says in all seriousness.

Matthews hurt his leg and ankle, along with his left elbow, just before the All-Star break. But he's playing -- and praying -- through the pain, hoping to help push Portland into the playoffs.

The Trail Blazers (26-30), are four games back of Houston for the eighth and final playoff spot in the West. ...

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