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.
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.
Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers Nov. 3 matchup against the Houston Rockets. The team is going to need more bench production against the Rockets on Friday than they had against OKC, and the starters must handle the pressures of the road better if they hope to escape the Toyota Center with a win. James Harden is averaging 41 points per game so far this season, and it will be Wesley Matthews’ job to stop him from going off against Saturday night.
NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about the Blazers acquisition of Jared Jeffries and Dan Gadzuric. Although Felton still has promise in him and has vowed to score 50 against Portland (ooo, we’re so scared), Gadzuric and Jeffries give Portland two veterans that should be able to help build and teach their youthful roster.
NWSB Insider and Portland Trailblazers blogger Blair Thomas talks about RIP City’s GM Neil Olshey’s possible interest in bringing in Chauncey Billups to Portland for Jamal Crawford. What could be a struggle for Olshey is trying to convince Billups to take a secondary role for a team that failed to make the playoffs in 2012.