NWSB Editor Bryant Knox recaps the previous week’s star player for the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 6, honors go to LaMarcus Aldridge. In contests against the Indiana Pacers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Utah Jazz and Dallas Mavericks, LA averaged 26.3 points and 12.8 rebounds while shooting 55.8 percent. Aldridge is finding success because of Terry Stotts’ system and Robin Lopez’s presence, and he’s an MVP candidate because of it.
Jason Hartzog previews the Portland Trail Blazers’ April 12 matchup against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Jason says the Thunder are still playing for the top seed in the west. They won’t let this one slip away without a fight. Can we get more Lillard please? Damian Lillard was outstanding as he scored a new career high 38 points vs. LA. The Blazers got off to a quick start, shot the ball well, and really looked in control the whole game.
Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers March 24 matchup against the OKC Thunder. The Blazers began the current five-game road trip with two losses, but back-to-back wins over the Chicago Bulls and the Atlanta Hawks have given fans hope that the playoffs might be a possibility. This group plays up to its competition, and that’s what it will have to do on Sunday. The key matchup is at the point guard position. Damian Lillard said coming into the year that he pictured himself being a Russell Westbrook-type point guard, and he’ll look to have a big game to close out the road trip.
Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers Jan. 13 matchup against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Damian Lillard is coming off his best performance as an NBA point guard, but he’s going to need help if the team wants to stay close against OKC. The key matchup is going to be between Kevin Durant and Nicolas Batum—a matchup that belonged to Durant last time these two met. LaMarcus Aldridge is day-to-day.
NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the Blazers vs. Thunder matchup. The Headline: Despite doing everything else right, the Blazers can’t make their shots, landing their first loss of the season. Damian Lillard becomes just the third NBA rookie to get 20 points and 7 assists in his first two games. But not even that can erase the disappointing play from Batum and the bench.
Jason Green weighs in with his Portland Trailblazers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Tuesday NBA basketball Preview and a free nba prediction to boot. NBA odds favor the Thunder by 5. Jason points out the Blazers have covered the spread in 4 of their last 5 games facing the Thunder in Oklahoma City. Gerald Wallace, LaMarcus Aldridge, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook lock horns.