Blazers Face Elimination In Game 4 Saturday Afternoon In New Orleans

April 21, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — When the Trail Blazers were the third team to clinch a playoff spot in the Western Conference with a few weeks remaining in the 2017-18 regular season, there was optimism that perhaps they might be able to advance to the second round for the third time in the last five seasons. Now, the question is whether they can even win a game before being eliminated. After losing…

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Podcast: Rip City Report, Game 3 Recap/Game 4 Preview Edition

April 21, 2018

Greetings from New Orleans. After the Trail Blazers were thumped 119-102 by the Pelicans in New Orleans in Game 3, a loss that puts Portland on the brink of elimination from the 2018 postseason, your humble hosts got together digitally — Joe is back in Portland while I’m here in New Orleans — to record yet another edition of the Rip City Report podcast, which you can listen to on…

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Pelicans Push Series Lead to 3-0

April 20, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The series shifted south, but the Pelicans continued their winning ways with a 119-102 victory over the Trail Blazers at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. The Pelicans now lead the First Round series, 3-0, heading into Saturday’s Game 4. The Trail Blazers trailed by 19 points, 64-45, at halftime and as many as 33 in the fourth quarter. The Pelicans shot 52.9% (46-87 FG) from the field,…

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Trail Blazers Look For First Win As Series Shifts To New Orleans For Game 3

April 19, 2018

After losing the first two games at home in their first round playoff matchup versus the Pelicans, the Portland Trail Blazers find themselves on the virtual brink of elimination as the series shifts to New Orleans. And while a team needs four wins to take a best-of-seven series, no NBA team has every rallied from a 3-0 deficit to advance, making Thursday night’s Game 3 at Smoothie King Center, for…

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Trail Blazers Game 3 Will Be Available Exclusively On NBCSNW for Local Viewers

April 18, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. (April 18, 2018) – The Portland Trail Blazers take on the New Orleans Pelicans in Game 3 of the NBA Western Conference Playoffs on Thursday, April 19 at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. For viewers in the Trail Blazers television viewing territory, which includes Washington and Oregon, the game will be aired exclusively on NBC Sports Northwest (NBCSNW) with a 6:00 p.m. tipoff. Outside of the team’s television rights viewing area, the game will be available…

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Portland Falls Into 0-2 Hole Against New Orleans

April 18, 2018

PORTLAND – The Trail Blazers quickly erased a nine-point fourth quarter deficit to tie the Pelicans, 93-93, with 7:31 to play, but New Orleans made big plays down the stretch to take a 2-0 lead in the First Round playoff series. A sellout crowd of 20,066 turned out for another loud by disappointing night at Moda Center with the Pelicans winning, 111-102. Portland took its only fourth-quarter lead at 100-99…

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New Application Period Closes Soon for Nonprofits Seeking Trail Blazers Foundation Live, Learn & Play Grants

April 17, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. (April 17, 2018) – Nonprofit organizations in Oregon and Southwest Washington are encouraged to pursue funding from the Trail Blazers Foundation LIVE grants, LEARN grants and PLAY grants presented by Nike.  For the first time, grants will now offer the possibility of two-year funding support for eligible organizations around the region.  Applications are being accepted now at www.trailblazers.com/foundation, with a deadline of Monday, April 30. Also new to…

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Blazers Look To Even The Series Versus Pelicans In Game 2

April 17, 2018

The Portland Trail Blazers lost homecourt advantage in their Western Conference first round series Saturday night at the Moda Center. They won’t have the opportunity to get homecourt back in Game 2, though evening the series would get them on the right path. Facing a 0-1 deficit in their best-of-seven series, the Trail Blazers host the Pelicans Tuesday night in Game 2 of the three-six matchup at the Moda Center….

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Podcast: Rip City Report, Game 1 Recap/Game 2 Preview Edition

April 16, 2018

Greetings Trail Blazers fans. After taking a day to reflect on Portland’s 97-95 loss to New Orleans in Game 1 of three/six matchup in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs Saturday night at the Moda Center, your humble podcast crew returned to the scene of that crime to record yet another edition of the Rip City Report podcast, which you can listen to in various formats below. In…

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Late-Game Rally Falls Short in Game 1 Loss to Pelicans

April 15, 2018

PORTLAND – The Pelicans halted Portland’s furious fourth-quarter comeback just before it was too late in taking a 1-0 lead in the First Round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs with a 97-95 win in front of 19,882 (sellout) at Moda Center. Down by 19 points with fewer than four minutes left in the third period, the Trail Blazers narrowed the deficit to just one point in the final minutes. The…

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