Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers’ March 30 matchup against the Golden State Warriors.Portland made a major comeback the last time these two played to make it a game late, but a strong start would have avoided having to do that. The key matchup in this one is going to be at the point guard position, as Stephen Curry and Damian Lillard have proven they can carry their teams. LaMarcus Aldridge is out.
Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers Nov. 8 matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers. The Blazers may have home-court advantage on their side in this one, but the Los Angeles Clippers aren’t going to make things easy in the team’s first nationally televised game of the season. There are two major matchups to keep an eye on in this one: Chris Paul vs. Damian Lillard, and Blake Griffin vs. LaMarcus Aldridge. Jamal Crawford is another player to look out for come Thursday.
Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers Nov. 5 matchup against the Dallas Mavericks. These two teams have much different looks about them than they’ve had in the past, but that doesn’t mean the game has lost any of its appeal. Normally the key matchup in this contest would be between LaMarcus Aldridge and Dirk Nowitzki, but with Nowitzki out to begin the season, the battle belongs to Wesley Matthews and O.J. Mayo. Damian Lillard versus Darren Collison will also be fun.