OKC Thunder vs. Portland Trail Blazers Preview and Prediction

Thunder vs. Trail Blazers

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.

Looking Back on Damian Lillard’s career night in Rip City

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Lillard’s Big Night Sitting 11 games under .500, and mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, the Portland Trail Blazers had very little to play for heading in to last night’s contest against the rival Los Angeles Lakers. However, any time Portland hosts the Lakers at the Rose Garden, no matter the situation, there’s always something to […]

How the Portland Trail Blazers’ rookies fared last night

Meyers Leonard

NWSB Insider and Rip City hoops blogger Jason Hartzog reviews the Portland Trail Blazers April 3rd matchup versus the Memphis Grizzlies. He points out it was a rough night for Joel Freeland and Meyers Leonard. They both showed some of their offensive ability. However, it was their lack of defense that stood out in this one. Will Barton followed the rest of the team with horrible shooting.

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Chicago Bulls Prediction and Preview

The Trail Blazers could have had these two guys on the same team. (Photo: Getty Images)

Jason Hartzog previews the Portland Trail Blazers’ March 21 matchup against the Chicago Bulls. Portland is coming off another tough loss the other night to the Bucks. Jason says for Portland to truly wish to compete for this playoff spot, they must win on the road. Of the 15 remaining games on their schedule, 7 of them are on the road. Chicago has struggled to score this season with the absence of Derrick Rose. For this game, Jason will be watching Nicolas Batum versus Luol Deng.

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Milwaukee Bucks prediction and preview

Blazers vs. Bucks

Jason Hartzog previews the Portland Trail Blazers’ March 18 matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks. Portland is coming off a 101-100 loss to the 76ers on Monday night. Jason says for Portland, they have to keep up this fire and intensity. Losing these close games is rough, but you have to keep fighting. This will be a hard fought game. Wesley Matthews and Nicolas Batum will have their work cut out for them guarding J.J. Redick and co.

Portland Trail Blazers All-Star all stars

The Trail Blazers could have had these two guys on the same team. (Photo: Getty Images)

NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Steve Lee breaks his best of the best of the NBA All-Star performances from the Blazers history. As the past weekend showed us all, the Blazers weren’t highly publicized during the festivities. That’s okay though, Steve has brought us the days of yore, back when the Blazers were relevant in the NBA world.

Portland Trail Blazers rout Indiana Pacers

Damain Lillard

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Portland’s big victory over the Indiana Pacers. Needing a victory to get out of their rut, many wondered how far Portland would fall with games against the Indiana Pacers and Los Angeles Clippers on the horizon. The free-fall would halt, however, on Wednesday night when the Blazers took complete control of their game against the Pacers and blew them out with an impressive 100-80 victory.

Blazers get revenge with 109-91 win over the Kings

LaMarcus Aldrige

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Portland’s easy victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night. Not at all resembling the team that lost to a mediocre Sacramento team just a few days ago, Portland jumped out to a lead and kept asserting their dominance, proving they are at least above a certain tier of teams in the NBA. One of the players that has been essential to Portland’s uprising this season is LaMarcus Aldrige.

Minnesota vs. Portland Preview, with Q&A from John Flesta of Timberpups

Minnesota vs. Portland

NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Jon Irwin, in collaboration with Timberpups.com blogger John Flesta, previews the Minnesota-Portland matchup. These bloggers got together for a great Q&A. Not only do they highlight plenty about the game, but also give some insight on the ensuing drama between these two organizations. NBA matchup insight from NWSB.

Portland continues skid, fall to Atlanta Hawks 95-87

J.J. Hickson

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.

Despite Batum’s best efforts, Blazers fall to spurs 109-112

Nicolas Batum

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.

Versus Clippers Portland puts up good fight but inevitably fall 103-90

Clippers vs. Blazers

NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the Clippers vs. Blazers matchup. The Headline: Led by former Blazer Jamal Crawford, L.A. tops Portland 103-90 in this back-and-forth contest. Nicholas Batum finally reemerged, and Portland put up a pretty good fight at times. Most disappointing was continued problem guarding the perimeter.

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