Classic Blazers games to be aired by Portland stations Mar 21, 2020 14:04:53 GMT -8
Post by Monika on Mar 21, 2020 14:04:53 GMT -8
UPDATED 4/19/20 --
The NBC Sports Northwest is helping Trail Blazers fans find their basketball fix during what could have been a possible Blazers playoff run. NBCSNW will broadcast a series of theme night classic Blazers games.
Themes range from the ever popular "Beat LA" to "Record Setting" games. Original game dates range from 1990 through this season. The following games, with a bonus game against the Los Angeles Clippers thrown in, are as follows (all times are pacific time). The date of the original game follows in parenthesis:
Sat., April 19, 6:30 p.m. - First Round Game 6 vs. Clippers (4/29/16)
Mon., April 21, 6:30 p.m. - West Finals Game 6 vs. Lakers (6/2/00)
Wed., April 23, 6:30 p.m. - Kobe Bryant's Last Game in Portland (1/23/16)
Sat., April 26, 6:30 p.m. - Kobe Bryant Tribute; Lillard scores 48 (1/31/20)
Mon., April 28, 6:30 p.m. - West Semifinals Game 7 vs. Spurs (5/19/90)
Wed., April 30, 6:30 p.m. - West Finals Game 6 at Suns (5/31/90)
Sat., May 3, 6:30 p.m. - First Round Game 3 vs. Jazz (4/29/96)
Mon., May 5, 6:30 p.m. - Brandon Roy's 30-ft Buzzer Beater vs. Rockets (11/6/08)
Wed., May 7, 6:30 p.m. - Damian Lillard's Game Winner at Warriors (12/27/18)
Sat., May 10, 6:30 p.m. - Carmelo Anthony's Game Winner at Raptors (1/7/20)
Mon., May 12, 6:30 p.m. - Aldridge Scores Playoff Record 46 at Rockets (4/20/14)
Wed., May 14, 6:30 p.m. - CJ McCollum scores 50 in 3 Quarters vs. Bulls (1/13/18)
Sat., May 15, 6:30 p.m. - Nurkic Posts Historic 5x5 Game at Kings (1/1/19)
Rip City Radio 620 AM out of Portland will broadcast all seven games of the Blazers' 2019 Western Conference Semifinals against the Denver Nuggets. No spoilers here, but it was a series which featured a four-overtime game, as well as a knock-down, drag-out game 7. Click for our Series Preview Thread; note that the results were added following the conclusion of those games. The schedule for those games is as follows (all times are pacific time):
Game 1 - Sun., April 20, 8 p.m. (4/29/19)
Game 2 - Mon., April 21, 7 p.m. (5/1/19)
Game 3 - Tue., April 22. 7 p.m. (5/3/19)
Game 4 - Wed., April 23, 7 p.m. (5/5/19)
Game 5 - Sun., April 27, 8 p.m. (5/7/19)
Game 6 - Mon., April 28, 7 p.m. (5/9/19)
Game 7 - Tue., April 29, 7 p.m. (5/12/19)
Those outside of Rip City Radio's broadcast area can stream the games here.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE --
With the 2020 NBA season suspended to to the coronavirus outbreak, NBC Sports Northwest has an answer for Blazers fans.
The regional network will televise selected Blazers games to coincide with what would have been the remaining dates on the Blazers. Fans can view everything from the deciding game 6 of the 1977 NBA Finals which brought the team and the region its only championship, to this season's team-record 61-point game by Damian Lillard. The first airing will happen tomorrow at 4 p.m. and will consist of the aforementioned game 6 which drove Blazers fans into a frenzy on June 5, 1977.
On March 12, the NBA suspended the season for 30 days and will re-evaluate possibly extending the suspension at that time. The league was the first major sports league to make the decision in order to protect fans, staffs and teams from the exposure and threat of the spread of the coronavirus, which has now spread to all 50 states. The NBA's decision came after two Utah Jazz players -- Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell -- tested positive for the virus. In the days since, four Brooklyn Nets players are among those who have tested positive for the virus, including future Hall of Famer Kevin Durant.
KPTV and KPDX, local Portland television stations, have already begun to air classic games of the Portland Thorns on Saturdays and the Portland Timbers on Sundays. The fates of each league covered by SCtoC and most major sporting events are still in limbo due to the virus, as we originally reported on March 12.
The following is the schedule of the 12 games to be broadcast. Fans should check their local listings and carriers for the correct channel. All broadcast times are pacific.
Sunday, March 22, 4 p.m. - 1977 NBA Finals Game 6 vs. Philadelphia
Tuesday, March 24, 6 p.m. - 2019 NBA playoffs: Game 3 vs. Denver
Wednesday, March 25, 6 p.m. - 2000 NBA playoffs: Game 5 vs. Utah
Friday, March 27, 6 p.m. - Jusuf Nurkic’s First game vs. Denver (March 28, 2017)
Sunday, March 29, 4:30 p.m. - 2011 NBA playoffs: Game 4 vs. Dallas
Monday, March 30, 6 p.m. - 2019 NBA playoffs: Game 7 vs. Denver
Thursday, April 2, 6 p.m. - Clyde Drexler’s near quadruple-double (Jan. 10, 1986)
Sunday, April 5, 6 p.m. - Damian Lillard’s 61-point game (Jan. 20, 2020)
Tuesday, April 7, 6 p.m. - 2014 NBA playoffs: Damian Lillard’s game-winner vs. Houston
Thursday, April 9, 6 p.m. - 1990 NBA Finals: Game 2 vs. Detroit
Monday, April 13, 6 p.m. - 2019 NBA playoffs: Game 5 vs. Oklahoma City
Wednesday, April 15, 6 p.m. - 1992 NBA playoffs: Western Conference finals Game 6 vs. Utah
At the time of the suspension, the Blazers were at 29-37 on the season, and two-and-a-half games back of the eighth-place Memphis Grizzlies. The Blazers and Grizzlies were to meet three times this season with two of those still on the schedule. Memphis won the first match up on February 12. The teams were set, in fact, to play on March 12; the day the league announced the suspended season. NBA commissioner Adam Silver stated the league is looking at "all options" as it hopes to resume the season.
Click for our exclusive Blazers 2019-20 News Tracker and 2019-20 season Schedule (with results).
SCtoC will continue to provide updates on the Timbers, Thorns and other teams which we cover.
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