FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 20th, 2020
NBC SPORTS NORTHWEST TO AIR 12 CLASSIC TRAIL BLAZERS GAMES, BEGINNING THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 22 WITH 1977 NBA FINALS AT 4 P.M. PT
Twelve Games Include NBA Playoffs and Finals Matchups and Top Performances from Damian Lillard and Clyde Drexler
Weekday Games to Follow Rip City Drive; Weekend Games Air During Previously Scheduled Trail Blazers Game Times
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 20, 2020 – Over the next four weeks, NBC Sports Northwest will air Trail Blazers Classic Games, beginning this Sunday, March 22, with the 1977 NBA Finals at 4 p.m. PT.
In total, NBC Sports Northwest will air 12 Trail Blazers Classic Games, culminating on Wednesday, April 15 with Game 6 of the 1992 Western Conference Finals at 6 p.m. PT.
Highlights of the classic games include nine NBA Playoffs and Finals matchups, Damian Lillard’s 61-point performance in January, and Hall of Famer Clyde Drexler’s near quadruple-double in 1986.
Weekend games will air during previously scheduled Trail Blazers game windows, while all weekday games will follow NBC Sports Northwest Rip City Radio’s Rip City Drive, which airs from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. PT.
Throughout the games, combinations of NBC Sports Northwest’s Jordan Kent, Michael Holton, Lamar Hurd, and Travis Demers will host pre-, halftime, and postgame coverage.
Following is the Trail Blazers Classic Games schedule on NBC Sports Northwest:
|AIR DATE||TIME (PT)||GAME|
|March 22||4 p.m.||1977 NBA Finals|
|March 24||6 p.m.||2019 NBA Playoffs: Game 3 vs. Den.|
|March 25||6 p.m.||2000 NBA Playoffs: Game 5 vs. Utah|
|March 27||6 p.m.||March 28, 2017: Nurkic’s First game vs. Den.|
|March 29||4:30 p.m.||2011 NBA Playoffs: Game 4 vs. Dal.|
|March 30||6 p.m.||2019 NBA Playoffs: Game 7 vs. Den.|
|April 2||6 p.m.||Jan. 10, 1986: Clyde’s near quadruple-double|
|April 5||6 p.m.||Jan. 20, 2020: Lillard’s 61-point game|
|April 7||6 p.m.||2014 NBA Playoffs: Lillard’s game-winner vs. Hou.|
|April 9||6 p.m.||1990 NBA Finals: Game 2 vs. Det.|
|April 13||6 p.m.||2019 NBA Playoffs: Game 5 vs. OKC|
|April 15||6 p.m.||1992 NBA Playoffs: WC Finals Game 6 vs. Utah|
ABOUT NBC SPORTS NORTHWEST
NBC Sports Northwest is the Exclusive Network of the Portland Trail Blazers and your source for in-depth regional sports content covering the Seattle Seahawks, Ducks, Beavs and outdoor programming. In addition to live event coverage, NBC Sports Northwest offers Emmy Award-winning original programming, news, analysis, and compelling digital content offering fans a comprehensive look at the teams and players that matter most in the region. NBC Sports Northwest is part of the NBC Sports Group. Visit NBCsportsnorthwest.com for local listings and where to watch, listen and follow @NBCSnorthwest.
ABOUT THE PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS
Members of the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Portland Trail Blazers were founded in 1970 and purchased by the late Paul G. Allen in 1988. The team’s rich heritage includes 35 playoff appearances, three trips to the NBA Finals, an NBA championship in 1977 and a commitment to community service and sustainability. The Trail Blazers are dedicated to positively impacting underserved kids and their families throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington where they live, learn and play. Portland is the first and only professional sports franchise to receive the prestigious National Points of Light Award for excellence in corporate and community service. The Trail Blazers home arena, Moda Center, is the first existing arena to earn LEED Platinum Certification in 2019 after receiving LEED Gold Recertification in 2015 and becoming the first existing professional sports venue in the world to receive LEED Gold status in 2010. The team is also one of the founding members of the Green Sports Alliance. For more information, visit trailblazers.com.
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