NWSB Editor Bryant Knox wonders if the Portland Trail Blazers have found their newest NBA rival. In a recently matchup with the Golden State Warriors, a fight broke out that sparked some bad blood. Both teams are finding success, and both teams have star performers such as Damian Lillard, Lamarcus Aldridge, Wesley Matthews, Nicolas Batum, Stephen Curry, Andre Iguodala and David Lee.
NWSB Editor Bryant Knox recaps the previous week’s star player for the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 4, honors go to Wesley Matthews. In contests against the Brooklyn Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, Chicago Bulls and Golden State Warriors, Wes averaged 15 points and 5.5 assists while shooting 61.5 percent. LaMarcus Aldridge is a close second choice for Player of the Week, but Matthews has been too hot to ignore for Rip City.
Jason Hartzog previews the Portland Trail Blazers’ April 17 matchup against the Golden State Warriors. Damian Lillard versus Stephen Curry is a fun match-up to watch. These two guys can fill it up on any given night. They have had some great games against each other already. LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum and Wesley Matthews have all missed the past few games. Jason is hoping the all come back soon.
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.
NWSB insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Bryant Knox ranks Damian Lillard’s most recent showing among the best performances of the 2012-13 season. Lillard made his homecoming against the Golden State Warriors on Jan. 11, and he grabbed the attention of the national media with his career-high 37 points. LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum and J.J. Hickson also make the list.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Portland’s loss to the Golden State Warriors on Friday night. The loss to the Warriors snapped Portland’s four-game win streak that saw them become one of the bigger threats in the NBA and Western Conference. This is not to say, however, that losing to Golden State is a travesty. The Warriors are currently off to one of their best starts in franchise history; and with a record that stands at 23-12, they are right in the mix for a playoff spot come the end of the year.
Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers Jan. 11 matchup against the Golden State Warriors. The Blazers are coming off a shocking win against the Miami Heat, and they’ll look to keep momentum going with a road win against Golden State. The key matchup in this one is between LaMarcus Aldridge and David Lee, but the battles between Nicolas Batum and Harrison Barnes, as well as Stephen Curry and Damian Lillard, will be fun to watch.