NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers writer Rick Stella gives us his weekly Rick’s Picks, naming the All-Star performances showcased in Rip City.After posting an impressive 2-1 record during the first week of the NBA season, the Portland Trail Blazers came back down to earth a bit in their second week. LaMarcus Aldridge and Nicolas Batum earn All-Star recognition in week two, while Damian Lillard had the Dunk of the Week.
NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the Spurs vs. Blazers matchup. The Headline: Nicolas Batum asks for the ball in the fourth and delivers, but not even that saves Portland from falling just short. Batum and L.A. have solid nights, but still can’t match a small Parker-less Spurs.
NWSB Writer Bryant Knox previews who the Portland Trail Blazers will take on in their next 5 games. The team has made it through its first five games of the season, and while the results weren’t always what you want to see, they remained competitive in each and every contest. The Spurs, Hawks, Kings, Rockets and Bulls are coming up. Tim Duncan, Josh Smith, DeMarcus Cousins and James Harden await.
NWSB managing editor Q brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Monday night’s game between the Portland Trail Blazers vs. San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs are an excellent team, but losing by 35 points really shouldn’t happen. Portland didn’t show up to fight in this one, and that was disappointing to see. Raymond Felton and Wesley Matthews combined to shoot 14 for 40.
Portland Trailblazers Insider and NWSB Managing Editor “Q” weighs in with his Love’Em & Hate’Em column for the San Antonio Spurs vs. Trail Blazers game on Tuesday night. LaMarcus Aldridge has stepped right back into the lineup with his high level of play. It’s really nitpicking to find anything negative to say, but Portland only had seven offensive rebounds despite the Spurs missing Tim Duncan.