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Oklahoma City vs. Portland: Second half comeback fuels win

Can anybody stop the Blazers? (NBA.com)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson recaps Portland’s thrilling win over the Oklahoma City Thunder and gives you some things to love and hate from the contest. Down after the first half of play, LaMarcus Aldridge and the Blazers exploded in the second half en route to a statement win against OKC.

*My* Staples Center experience as a Portland Trail Blazers fan

Portland Trail Blazers, Staples Center

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox gives us an exclusive look at what it’s like to witness a Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Lakers game live at the Staples Center in L.A. The game itself couldn’t have been any better. LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard took over and won a close one despite a comeback from Pau Gasol, Xavier Henry and the Lake Show. The Staples experience is full of trash talk and super Lakers fans, but all in all, it’s a good place to visit — especially when Rip City comes away with a win.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 5

Carmelo Anthony, Nicolas Batum

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 5, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 2-1, taking down the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers, while losing to the Phoenix Suns. Standout performers were LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard and Nicolas Batum.

ICYMI Portland vs. Los Angeles: Huge Third Sparks Win

Portland saw significant contribution from all starters on Sunday (NBA.com)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Portland’s victory over the Los Angeles Lakers and gives you some things to love and hate from the contest. Bouncing back from just their third loss of the season, the Blazers burst out in front of LA and managed to hold them off en route to their 14th win of the season.

Have the Trail Blazers found their new NBA rival?

Mo Williams, Andrew Bogut, Wesley Matthews

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox wonders if the Portland Trail Blazers have found their newest NBA rival. In a recently matchup with the Golden State Warriors, a fight broke out that sparked some bad blood. Both teams are finding success, and both teams have star performers such as Damian Lillard, Lamarcus Aldridge, Wesley Matthews, Nicolas Batum, Stephen Curry, Andre Iguodala and David Lee.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers coaching analysis – Week 4

Terry Stotts

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox gives us his weekly analysis of Portland Trail Blazers head coach, Terry Stotts. This past week, the team went a perfect 4-0, taking down the Brooklyn Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, Chicago Bulls and Golden State Warriors. Throughout the week, Stotts did a good job of sticking to his game plan. Wesley Matthews, Damian Lillard and Nicolas Batum have all been hot from downtown, and Stotts is playing to their strengths. Unfortunately, the team is getting down early, which could be a problem late in the year.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 4

Wesley Matthews LaMarcus Aldridge

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 4, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 4-0, taking down the Brooklyn Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, Chicago Bulls and Golden State Warriors. Standout performers were LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard and Wesley Matthews. Bonus highlights are included from the 10-game winning streak!

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers player spotlight – Week 4

Wesley Matthews

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox recaps the previous week’s star player for the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 4, honors go to Wesley Matthews. In contests against the Brooklyn Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, Chicago Bulls and Golden State Warriors, Wes averaged 15 points and 5.5 assists while shooting 61.5 percent. LaMarcus Aldridge is a close second choice for Player of the Week, but Matthews has been too hot to ignore for Rip City.

ICYMI Chicago vs. Portland: Third quarter surge sparks win

Mo Williams was the lone bench player to score for the Blazers last night (NBA.com)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Portland’s game against the Chicago Bulls last night and gives you some things to love and hate from the contest. While the Blazers did come away with a win, they did so after Derrick Rose went down with an injury in the third quarter, bursting out for 34 points in the quarter en route to a big comeback win at home.

ICYMI Portland vs. Milwaukee: Road sweep complete

The Blazers took care of business on the road once again (NBA.com)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Portland’s latest victory on the road and gives you some things to love and hate from the contest. Cleaning up the Milwaukee Bucks for their eighth straight win, the Blazers completed a road sweep while showing the nation they have what it takes to get the job done. They now head home for a huge matchup against the Chicago Bulls.

Who is the Portland Trail Blazers’ X-factor this season?

CJ McCollum, Wesley Matthews

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox gives us a look at who might be considered the X-factor for the Portland Trail Blazers during the 2013-14 NBA season. Needless to say, Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge are out, as they’re hands down the stars of the team. That brings Wesley Matthews, Thomas Robinson, Robin Lopez and CJ McCollum into the conversation. You might be surprised at who earns the nod…

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers coaching analysis – Week 3

Wesley Matthews

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox gives us his weekly analysis of Portland Trail Blazers head coach, Terry Stotts. This past week, the team went a perfect 5-0, taking down the Detroit Pistons, Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors and Brooklyn Nets. Throughout the week, Stotts did a good job of letting his roster play its game. LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard, Nicolas Batum and Wesley Matthews are all allowed to take quick shots, and they take full advantage. Unfortunately, the coach is falling into the trap of playing his starters too many minutes.

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