Live to Die Another Day

The Blazers Will Not Be Swept by the Spurs, But They're Still Just One Loss Away

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News
En route to the Moda Center Monday, The Spurs’ motorcoach collided with a TriMet bus. They may have realized then that this was going to be Portland’s night.After Saturday’s third straight blowout loss to an experienced, systematic San Antonio team, Blazer fans had plenty of reasons to be disappointed. Portland looked painfully tentative, showing little sign of their distinctive rugged character. ...   More
 
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Janet Weiss

Willamette Weekend: 17 Things to Do and See in Portland This Weekend, April 25-27

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Arts & Books
Friday, April 25Blazers[BLAZERS] BLAZERS!!! 7:30 pm, Moda Center. Shlohmo [MUSIC] Last year’s Laid Out is a Flying Lotus-style record that’s mostly instrumental, hazy production backed with clipped, electronic drums. The pending release of an EP, with Chicago R&B crooner Jeremih, is likely to alienate some beat-junkie types, but it’s all in the name of his evolution. Branx, ...   More
 
Friday, April 25, 2014 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

From the Elbow: The Redeem Team

A playoff series win against an old opponent fits the Blazers' season narrative quite nicely.

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News
The first games of the first round are in the book, and to the surprise of some, the Portland Trail Blazers were the story of the NBA playoffs’ opening weekend. The Indiana Pacers are in a tailspin, the Golden State Warriors stole home court from a Western Conference favorite L.A. Clippers (before getting blown out in Game 2) and the top overall seed, the San Antonio Spurs, needed a 15-0 run to avoid ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 by Mike Acker

Beating the Cult of Personality

The Blazers won their first playoff game in three years. You never would have known from TNT's post-game show.

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The Blazers are in the playoffs. So, in addition to regularly scheduled Blazers blog programming from Mike Acker, we've asked Janet Weiss, a huge Blazers fan whom you might know from some of her other projects, to provide post-game commentary. The Trail Blazers have no real persona. They entered the 2014 playoffs nice guys with great chemistry, guys who joke around and seem to genuinely like each ...   More
 
Monday, April 21, 2014 Janet Weiss

The Second Season

The Blazers return to the NBA playoffs for the first time since 2011. Here’s how they stay there.


Sports
Last weekend, the Portland Trail Blazers played the best game of their surprisingly good season. Their April 13 overtime win over the Golden State Warriors and their crazy-hot shooting guard Ste   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 MIKE ACKER

From the Elbow: Limping to the Finishing Line?

The Blazers have gotten some unexpected contributions as they try to survive the NBA season stretch run.

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News
On February 23 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Fla., former No. 1 overall pick Greg Oden started in an NBA basketball game. Prior to taking the court with the two-time defending champions last week, Oden had last started in a NBA game on Dec. 5, 2009. Last time he saw action, Oden played a scant four minutes and 15 seconds, and a non-contact knee injury basically ended ...   More
 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 MIKE ACKER

On The Rebound

The Blazers broke our hearts. Are we ready to get back with the NBA’s hottest team?


Cover Story
Maybe it was when Kobe’s alley-oop to Shaq sealed Game 7 of the 2000 Western Conference Finals. Maybe it was when Greg Oden’s knee exploded for the third time or when Brandon Roy finally gro   More
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 MIKE ACKER

Started From the Bottom Now We Here (on the Jumbotron)

Former WW editor Michael Mannheimer creates an Internet meme at last night's Blazers game. We made it, y'all!

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Music
All right, I know we've overloaded a bit on Drake this week here at LocalCut, but we'd be remiss in not mentioning this brilliant (if I do say so myself, and I do) sign from last night's Blazers game, mocked up by former WW Assistant Music Editor Michael Mannheimer reading "OKC: Softer Than Drake." It apparently made it on the Moda Center Jumbotron a few times, and the Twittersphere exploded (in ...   More
 
Thursday, December 5, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

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