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Predicting Portland Trail Blazers’ seed in 2014 NBA playoffs

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox takes a look at the remainder of the NBA season and predicts where the team will land in the 2014 playoffs. Passing Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets for fourth seems unlikely, but an upcoming game against Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors should decide fifth. Unfortunately, Rip City’s schedule isn’t going to help matters, giving Damian Lillard and crew a sixth-seed finish.

Damian Lillard

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 23

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 23, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 2-1, defeating the Los Angeles Lakers and New Orleans Pelicans, while falling to the Phoenix Suns. LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard were the stars of the week, but it’s the team’s return to the NBA playoffs that deserves our attention.

Wesley Matthews

Portland Trail Blazers show urgency with 2014 NBA playoffs looming

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox gives us a look at how things have turned around for the Portland Trail Blazers with the NBA playoffs around the corner. The return of LaMarcus Aldrige has helped, but it’s a sense of urgency – largely from Wesley Matthews — that has helped Rip City reach another high point in this roller coaster of a season.

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Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 22

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 22, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 3-2, defeating the Atlanta Hawks, Chicago Bulls and Memphis Grizzlies while falling to the Miami Heat and Orlando Magic. LaMarcus Aldridge made his return while Damian Lillard and Mo Williams stepped up.

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5 things we must see from Portland Trail Blazers down the stretch

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox breaks down where the Portland Trail Blazers must improve down the stretch of the NBA season. With the playoffs around the corner, Damian Lillard, Nicolas Batum and Wesley Matthews need to rediscover their three-point shots. Getting LaMarcus Aldridge and Joel Freeland will also be helpful, and losing to bad teams will no longer be acceptable.

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Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 21

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 21, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 2-1, defeating the Milwaukee Bucks and Washington Wizards while falling to the playoff-bound Charlotte Bobcats. LaMarcus Aldridge missed all the action, leaving it to Damian Lillard, Wesley Matthews and Nicolas Batum to step up.

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As schedule improves, Portland Trail Blazers must return to early-season form

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox looks ahead at the Portland Trail Blazers’ schedule for the rest of the 2014 NBA season. With the playoffs around the corner, Rip City has a chance to take advantage of lighter opponents, such as the Orlando Magic, Utah Jazz and Sacramento Kings. Damian Lillard recognizes that confidence is a good thing, but the team must remain vigilant, as it’s been trending the wrong direction since a hot start.

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Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 20

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 20, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 1-3, defeating the New Orleans Pelicans while falling to the Memphis Grizzlies, Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs. LaMarcus Aldridge missed action following the Spurs game, giving opportunities to Damian Lillard and Nicolas Batum to step up.

Robin Lopez

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 19

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 19, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 1-3, defeating the Atlanta Hawks while falling the Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets. LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum, Damian Lillard and Wesley Matthews all had noteworthy performances.

Damian Lillard

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 18

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 18, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 3-0, defeating the Brooklyn Nets and Denver Nuggets (twice). LaMarcus Aldridge missed the first two games of the week, but he returned with Meyers Leonard on Saturday vs. the Nugs. Will Barton had a huge week with injuries allowing him more minutes.

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