KGW's Orlando Sanchez, Nate Hanson and Jared Cowley talk about Damian Lillard's unbelievable performance in Game 5 to lead the Blazers past the Oklahoma City Thunder and into the second round of the NBA playoffs. They discuss their reactions to "the shot," talk about the overall dominance of Lillard in the playoffs so far, and promote the excellence of Portland's starting lineup. Plus, a "Rip It!" update!
The Portland Trail Blazers won the first two games at home to take a 2-0 series lead against the Oklahoma City Thunder. KGW's Orlando Sanchez, Jared Cowley and Nate Hanson discuss their top takeaways from the first two games, debate who the most impactful role player has been for the Blazers, and are given a chance to revise their series predictions. Plus, another super awesome game of Rip It!
KGW's Orlando Sanchez and Jared Cowley react to the Trail Blazers' 104-99 win in Game 1 against the Oklahoma City Thunder. They talk about Enes Kanter's dominant performance, Damian Lillard's superstar performance, and look ahead to Game 2!
In this week's podcast, KGW's Orlando Sanchez, Nate Hanson and Jared Cowley look at what must happen for the Portland Trail Blazers to win their first-round series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, who is the key player for Portland in this series, and they make their predictions for how it will all play out. Plus, a special PLAYOFF EDITION of Rip It!
This week's podcast focuses on how the Portland Trail Blazers have looked without Jusuf Nurkic, the best and worst potential playoff opponents for Portland, predictions for the final four games of the season, and another exciting game of Rip It!
Jusuf Nurkic suffered multiple compound fractures during Monday's win against the Brooklyn Nets and will miss the rest of the season and the playoffs. KGW's Nate Hanson, Jared Cowley and Art Edwards offer their reactions to the injury and talk about how it will impact the Blazers the rest of this season and beyond.
How will the Portland Trail Blazers fare without CJ McCollum in the regular season? Will the team falter down the stretch? What if McCollum misses playoff games? That's the primary topic of this week's 3-on-3 Blazers podcast. KGW's Orlando Sanchez, Nate Hanson and Jared Cowley also talk about Zach Collins and his role with the Blazers the rest of the regular season and into the playoffs, and make predictions for Portland's next three games. Article: on.kgw.com/2FpXU8v
As the playoffs approach, is this team good enough to not only snap its 10-game losing streak in the playoffs, but also win a first-round playoff series. KGW's Orlando Sanchez and Nate Hanson debate Portland's playoff potential on this week's episode. Plus, another rousing game of Rip It!
Jason Quick of The Athletic spoke with KGW from his hotel in New Orleans on Wednesday. Quick talked about his article that details how Blazers star Damian Lillard and former Blazers star LaMarcus Aldridge repaired their relationship, and about the potential of Aldridge returning to play with Lillard in Portland someday. KGW.com story: on.kgw.com/2JcVPRe | Read Jason's article here (subscription required): bit.ly/2TQWqfs.
On this week's KGW 3-on-3 Blazers podcast, KGW's Orlando Sanchez, Jared Cowley and Nate Hanson talk about the Portland Trail Blazers' successful 5-2 road trip, which included wins against the Brooklyn Nets, Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics; the Trail Blazers' bench production since the All-Star break, including the integration of Rodney Hood and Enes Kanter into the lineup; and make predictions for the Blazers' next three games, against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers.