NWSB Editor Bryant Knox gives us an exclusive look at what it’s like to witness a Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Lakers game live at the Staples Center in L.A. The game itself couldn’t have been any better. LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard took over and won a close one despite a comeback from Pau Gasol, Xavier Henry and the Lake Show. The Staples experience is full of trash talk and super Lakers fans, but all in all, it’s a good place to visit — especially when Rip City comes away with a win.
Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers April 10 matchup against the LA Lakers. Portland took down the Lakers to start the year, but this LA team has seen a drastic change since the All-Star break. Whether Kobe Bryant is a scorer or a facilitator will play a big role in this one. Nicolas Batum, Steve Nash and Wesley Matthews are questionable, while Metta World Peace is out.
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.
Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers’ Feb. 22 matchup against the Los Angeles Lakers. Staples Center has been a tough place to play for the Blazers throughout the years, and that’s not expected to change at this point in the losing streak. The key matchup is going to be between Damian Lillard and Steve Nash. Wesley Matthews is questionable, while Pau Gasol and Jordan Hill are out.