ICYMI Chicago vs. Portland: Third quarter surge sparks win

Mo Williams was the lone bench player to score for the Blazers last night (NBA.com)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Portland’s game against the Chicago Bulls last night and gives you some things to love and hate from the contest. While the Blazers did come away with a win, they did so after Derrick Rose went down with an injury in the third quarter, bursting out for 34 points in the quarter en route to a big comeback win at home.

ICYMI Portland vs. Milwaukee: Road sweep complete

The Blazers took care of business on the road once again (NBA.com)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Portland’s latest victory on the road and gives you some things to love and hate from the contest. Cleaning up the Milwaukee Bucks for their eighth straight win, the Blazers completed a road sweep while showing the nation they have what it takes to get the job done. They now head home for a huge matchup against the Chicago Bulls.

Who is the Portland Trail Blazers’ X-factor this season?

CJ McCollum, Wesley Matthews

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox gives us a look at who might be considered the X-factor for the Portland Trail Blazers during the 2013-14 NBA season. Needless to say, Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge are out, as they’re hands down the stars of the team. That brings Wesley Matthews, Thomas Robinson, Robin Lopez and CJ McCollum into the conversation. You might be surprised at who earns the nod…

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers coaching analysis – Week 3

Wesley Matthews

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox gives us his weekly analysis of Portland Trail Blazers head coach, Terry Stotts. This past week, the team went a perfect 5-0, taking down the Detroit Pistons, Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors and Brooklyn Nets. Throughout the week, Stotts did a good job of letting his roster play its game. LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard, Nicolas Batum and Wesley Matthews are all allowed to take quick shots, and they take full advantage. Unfortunately, the coach is falling into the trap of playing his starters too many minutes.

Three Cheers! Players responsible for last night’s win

The LA way (NBA.com)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson recaps Portland’s win over Brooklyn last night — their seventh in a row — and talks about three players who really set the tone for the victory and earned ‘game balls’. Wesley Matthews has been on fire this season, LaMarcus Aldridge has been everything he has needed to be, and Mo Williams is asserting himself off the bench. It’s going to be a fun year.

ICYMI Portland vs. Brooklyn: The streak continues

Think he's got the touch right now? (NBA.com)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Portland’s seventh consecutive victory, the win in Brooklyn yesterday, and some things to love and hate from the game. Sitting atop the Northwest Division of the Western Conference, who could have expected the Blazers to be flying this high so early on in the season? The impact of Wesley Matthews has been huge and Portland is clearly making an early statement to the league.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers player spotlight – Week 3

Mo Williams

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox recaps the previous week’s star player for the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 3, honors go to Mo Williams. In contests against the Detroit Pistons, Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets, Mo Gotti 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 Williams finally broke onto the scene, which was a pleasant surprise for Rip City.

ICYMI Detroit vs. Portland: Streak to three

Mo Williams was huge for the Blazers last night (NBA.com)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the Portland Trail Blazers and their victory over the Detroit Pistons while giving you some things to love and hate from the game as well. Coming off of two easy wins against the Sacramento Kings, the Blazers returned home on Monday night and lit up the boards early while withstanding a Detroit rally, extending their winning streak to three.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers coaching analysis – Week 2

Robin Lopez

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox gives us his weekly analysis of Portland Trail Blazers head coach, Terry Stotts. This past week, the team went 2-1, losing to the Houston Rockets and defeating the Sacramento Kings twice. Throughout the week, Stotts did a good job of preaching defense behind the scenes. That said, he must find a way to get the team, including Robin Lopez and LaMarcus Aldridge, to defend the paint. Up and coming is a relatively easy schedule, but Wesley Matthew, Damian Lillard and crew have yet to play a close game…

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 2

James Harden, Damian Lillard

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 2, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 2-1, dropping the first game to the Houston Rockets and redeeming itself twice against the Sacramento Kings. Damian Lillard, LaMarcus Aldridge, Wesley Matthews and Joel Freeland are among the players who stood out the most for Rip City.

ICYMI Portland vs. Sacramento: Blazers replicate effort

Portland Trail Blazers v Phoenix Suns

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Portland’s win over the Sacramento Kings and gives you some things to love and hate from the game. Facing the Kings for the second time in two days the Blazers left no doubt as to who was the better team on the court in both games, handling Sacramento easily on Saturday night.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers player spotlight – Week 2

LaMarcus Aldridge, Demarcus Cousins

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox recaps the previous week’s star player for the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 2, honors go to LaMarcus Aldridge. In contests against the Houston Rockets and Sacramento Kings (twice), L.A. averaged 21 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.0 blocks. He also shot an impressive 50 percent from the field. The only areas where he can improve is on the glass — although Robin Lopez will help.

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