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It looked like the Blazers would clinch the Western Conference Finals in 2000. And then they lost.

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After going decades without a championship win, the Blazers looked like they would beat the L.A. Lakers in game 7 of the 2000 finals. They entered into the fourth quarter with a 15-point lead. But in the final moments of the game, the Blazers were swiftly defeated — arguably the biggest blow to the franchise in its history.

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