2014 NBA playoffs: Previewing Portland Trail Blazers vs. Houston Rockets

NBA: Portland Trail Blazers at Houston Rockets

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox previews the 2014 NBA playoff series between the Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets. Knox looks at the key narrative, key matchup and gives us a prediction. Featured in this series is Damian Lillard, Wesley Matthews, Nicolas Batum, LaMarcus Aldridge, James Harden, Jeremy Lin, Patrick Beverley, Chandler Parsons and Dwight Howard.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 24

Mo Williams

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 24, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 3-0, defeating the Sacramento Kings, Utah Jazz and Golden State Warriors. LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard, Wesley Matthews and Nicolas Batum were the stars of the week, locking in a matchup with the Houston Rockets in the first round of the NBA playoffs.

Predicting Portland Trail Blazers’ seed in 2014 NBA playoffs

Mo Williams, Andrew Bogut, Wesley Matthews

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox takes a look at the remainder of the NBA season and predicts where the team will land in the 2014 playoffs. Passing Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets for fourth seems unlikely, but an upcoming game against Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors should decide fifth. Unfortunately, Rip City’s schedule isn’t going to help matters, giving Damian Lillard and crew a sixth-seed finish.

Portland Trail Blazers show urgency with 2014 NBA playoffs looming

Wesley Matthews

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox gives us a look at how things have turned around for the Portland Trail Blazers with the NBA playoffs around the corner. The return of LaMarcus Aldrige has helped, but it’s a sense of urgency – largely from Wesley Matthews — that has helped Rip City reach another high point in this roller coaster of a season.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 22

LeBron James Robin Lopez

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 22, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 3-2, defeating the Atlanta Hawks, Chicago Bulls and Memphis Grizzlies while falling to the Miami Heat and Orlando Magic. LaMarcus Aldridge made his return while Damian Lillard and Mo Williams stepped up.

As schedule improves, Portland Trail Blazers must return to early-season form

Thomas Robinson

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox looks ahead at the Portland Trail Blazers’ schedule for the rest of the 2014 NBA season. With the playoffs around the corner, Rip City has a chance to take advantage of lighter opponents, such as the Orlando Magic, Utah Jazz and Sacramento Kings. Damian Lillard recognizes that confidence is a good thing, but the team must remain vigilant, as it’s been trending the wrong direction since a hot start.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers player spotlight – Week 18

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NWSB Editor Bryant Knox recaps the previous week’s featured player for the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 18, honors go to Will Barton, as we recognize his achievements in the absence of LaMarcus Aldridge, Meyers Leonard and Joel Freeland. His biggest showing came against Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Deron Williams and the Brooklyn Nets.

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