Takeaways from Portland Trail Blazers 2014-15 NBA schedule

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NWSB Editor and Portland Trail Blazers Blogger Bryant Knox takes a look at Rip City’s schedule after the NBA released the 2014-15 regular-season schedule for the entire league. Knox covers the good, the bad and the top games including the Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder and, of course, LeBron James’ and Kevin Love’s Cleveland Cavaliers.

How NBA free agency has impacted Portland Trail Blazers

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NWSB Editor and Portland Trail Blazers Blogger Bryant Knox breaks down how a quiet free agency for Rip City signing Chris Kaman and Steve Blake has actually benefited PDX. Featured are: LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Pau Gasol, Chris Bosh, Luol Deng, Isaiah Thomas, the Miami Heat, Houston Rockets, Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers player spotlight – Week 13

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NWSB Editor Bryant Knox recaps the previous week’s featured player for the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 13, honors go to Nicolas Batum, as we recognize his resiliency against the Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks, as well as his desire to make the All-Star Game. In five games, he averaged 6.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.2 assists.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 9

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NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 9, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 1-1, taking down the Los Angeles Clippers while falling to the LeBron James-less Miami Heat. LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard led the way as usual throughout the week, but it was a huge performance from Chris Bosh that will stick in the minds of fans.

Trail Blazers: Top 5 games to look forward to in 2013-14

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NWSB Editor Bryant Knox breaks down which games on the Portland Trail Blazers’ 2013-14 schedule are most noteworthy entering the season. The NBA released its schedule recently, and the Blazers will open up the year against the Phoenix Suns. Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers also make the list, as well as Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls. LeBron James and the Miami Heat coming to town is always exciting, but look for Greg Oden to draw the most attention.

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Miami Heat prediction and preview

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Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers Feb. 10 matchup against the Miami Heat. The Blazers took down the Heat in comeback fashion the last time they faced off, on they’ve historically found success in the state of Florida. However, Miami is a title contender for a reason, and AmericanAirlines Arena should be a difficult place to win. The key matchup in this one is between Nicolas Batum and LeBron James.

Rick’s Picks Week 11: The weekly Portland Trail Blazers’ all-stars

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NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers writer Rick Stella gives us his weekly Rick’s Picks, naming the All-Star performances showcased in Rip City. The Blazers beat a struggling Heat team while helping their record, and LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum and Wesley Matthews earn All-Star recognition, while Nicolas Batum takes home honors for Dunk of the Week.

Blazers down Heat on TNT to extend winning streak

The Blazers have struggled since taking down the Miami Heat. (Photo: Bruce Ely/The Oregonian)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Portland’s nail-biting victory over the Miami Heat on Thursday night. Playing host to the Miami Heat, basketball’s version of the New York Yankees, the Portland Trail Blazers were looking to continue their hot streak and extend their winning streak to four games against a Heat team that has been struggling as of late.

Miami Heat vs. Portland Trail Blazers prediction and preview

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Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers Jan. 10 matchup against the Miami Heat. The Blazers are one of the hottest teams in the Western Conference, but the Miami Heat are the defending champs for a reason. Whichever team plays better defense should come out on top. The key matchup in this one is between Nicolas Batum and LeBron James. LaMarcus Aldridge is Day-To-Day.

Northwest Coach Profiles: Erik Spoelstra

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NW Sports Beat Insider and Writer Blair Thomas highlights what has been the journey of Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra in another Northwest Coaching Profile. After three years playing in professionally in Germany, he found his way to the Miami Heat video room and became one of Pat Riley’s favorites due in large part to his work ethic and preparedness. Enjoy, and congrats Coach!

2012 NBA Dunk Contest: A Throw Up, Instead of Throw Down Event

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Northwest Sports Beat basketball insider Steve Lee takes the NBA All Star Dunk Contest to town saying it’s watered down WWE Wrestling. Just kidding, but he does liken it to the all hype, no fun Wrestlemania. Who won? Who will we see from the past? Check it oooout!

Trailblazers Big Man Greg Oden to the Miami Heat?

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Portland Trailblazers blogger Jason Green reports on the possibilities of center Greg Oden leaving via free agency for the Miami Heat in 2011/12. He is the former #1 pick that reminds Portland fans of Sam Bowie, but he has the tools to be a great player. Miami’s GM Pat Riley has shown he can make impossible deals. Time will tell.

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