Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers’ Feb. 24 matchup against the Boston Celtics. The Blazers have lost eight straight games, and coming off a heart-breaking loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, they need a statement win at this point in ths season. The key matchup is going to be between LaMarcus Aldridge and Kevin Garnett, as there’s almost always bad blood when these two meet up.
NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the Blazers vs Celtics matchup. The Headline: LaMarcus Aldridge comes alive, but a dominating Celtics defense holds Portland to 34 percent shooting in this ugly loss. L.A. and the bench show some great signs of life, but there’s never anything positive about 34 percent shooting.
Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers Nov. 23 matchup with the Boston Celtics. Coming off three straight losses, including a loss to the only winless team in the NBA, Portland now travels to Boston to take on the Celtics in their “first real test” of the current road trip. Nicolas Batum and Paul Pierce make up the key matchup in this one, but if LaMarcus Aldridge and Kevin Garnett face off, it will be full of energy and bad blood. Rajon Rondo has been suspended for the contest.