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

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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.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 23

Damian Lillard

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 23, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 2-1, defeating the Los Angeles Lakers and New Orleans Pelicans, while falling to the Phoenix Suns. LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard were the stars of the week, but it’s the team’s return to the NBA playoffs that deserves our attention.

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

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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.

5 things we must see from Portland Trail Blazers down the stretch

Wesley Matthews LaMarcus Aldridge

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox breaks down where the Portland Trail Blazers must improve down the stretch of the NBA season. With the playoffs around the corner, Damian Lillard, Nicolas Batum and Wesley Matthews need to rediscover their three-point shots. Getting LaMarcus Aldridge and Joel Freeland will also be helpful, and losing to bad teams will no longer be acceptable.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 21

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NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 21, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 2-1, defeating the Milwaukee Bucks and Washington Wizards while falling to the playoff-bound Charlotte Bobcats. LaMarcus Aldridge missed all the action, leaving it to Damian Lillard, Wesley Matthews and Nicolas Batum to step up.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 20

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NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 20, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 1-3, defeating the New Orleans Pelicans while falling to the Memphis Grizzlies, Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs. LaMarcus Aldridge missed action following the Spurs game, giving opportunities to Damian Lillard and Nicolas Batum to step up.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 19

Robin Lopez

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 19, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 1-3, defeating the Atlanta Hawks while falling the Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets. LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum, Damian Lillard and Wesley Matthews all had noteworthy performances.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 18

Damian Lillard

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 18, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 3-0, defeating the Brooklyn Nets and Denver Nuggets (twice). LaMarcus Aldridge missed the first two games of the week, but he returned with Meyers Leonard on Saturday vs. the Nugs. Will Barton had a huge week with injuries allowing him more minutes.

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.

Portland Trail Blazers: Biggest games remaining on 2013-14 schedule

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NWSB Editor Bryant Knox previews the rest of the Portland Trail Blazers’ season, giving us the five biggest games remaining on the schedule. Featured are the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, Memphi Grizzlies and Utah Jazz.

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