FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 21st, 2020
NBC SPORTS NORTHWEST TO AIR ALL 11 TRAIL BLAZERS SCRIMMAGES & SEEDING GAMES, BEGINNING THIS THURSDAY, JULY 23
Trail Blazers Return to NBC Sports Northwest with Three Scrimmage Games This Thursday, July 23, Sunday, July 26, & Next Tuesday, July 28
All Eight Restart Games Over 15-Day Span to Be Broadcast on NBC Sports Northwest & The Deschutes Brewery Trail Blazers Radio Network, Beginning Friday, July 31 at 1 p.m. PT vs. Memphis
NBC Sports Northwest’s Comprehensive Coverage Includes Extensive Pre- and Post-Game Shows and the Talkin’ Blazers Podcast
All Restart Games to Stream on NBCSportsNorthwest.com & MyTeams App; Also Available to NBC Sports Gold “Blazers Pass” Subscribers
PORTLAND, Ore. – July 21, 2020 – With the 2019-20 NBA season set to resume later this month in Orlando, Fla., NBC Sports Northwest will air all 11 Trail Blazers scrimmage and season-restart seeding games, starting with three scrimmages prior to the season restart, which begin this Thursday, July 23. The scrimmage games will be followed by eight games over a 15-day span, which will conclude the 2019-20 regular season, as the Trail Blazers fight for playoff positioning. The Trail Blazers tip off against the Memphis Grizzlies in the first restart game on Friday, July 31, at 1 p.m. PT on NBC Sports Northwest.
The team of play-by-play announcer Jordan Kent, analyst Lamar Hurd and courtside reporter Brooke Olzendam will have the call.
All game coverage begins with “Blazers GameDay,” hosted by NBC Sports Northwest Rip City Radio’s Chad Doing. One hour prior to tipoff, Doing hosts “Blazers Warm Up” alongside NBC Sports Northwest Blazers Insider Dwight Jaynes, which is followed by the 30-minute “Blazers Pregame” show.
“Blazers Postgame” will air after each game. NBC Sports Northwest’s post-postgame show, “Blazers Outsiders,” will follow each postgame, featuring co-hosts Joe Simons and Dan Marang, and Blazers reporter Jamie Hudson.
The Trail Blazers’ three scrimmages prior to the season restart will air on NBC Sports Northwest on Thursday, July 23 (12:30 p.m. PT at Indiana), Sunday, July 26 (3 p.m. PT at Toronto) and Tuesday, July 28 (3 p.m. PT at Oklahoma City). The “Blazers Pregame” and “Blazers Postgame” shows will accompany each scrimmage on NBC Sports Northwest.
NBC Sports Northwest’s comprehensive coverage of the Trail Blazers’ season restart includes the Talkin’ Blazers podcast, which is co-hosted by 13-year NBA veteran and former Portland Trail Blazer Channing Frye and Emmy Award winner Dan Sheldon.
Subscribers to “Blazers Pass,” NBC Sports Gold’s streaming product allowing fans residing in Portland Trail Blazers territory access to games, will feature all restart games, with each game also streamed on NBCsportsnorthwest.com and the MyTeams app.
The Deschutes Brewery Trail Blazers Radio Network will also air all eight seeding games, which will be called by play-by-play announcer Travis Demers and former Trail Blazer Michael Holton.
Highlighting Portland’s schedule in Orlando are matchups against the Boston Celtics (August 2, 12:30 p.m. PT), who are in third place in the Eastern Conference, James Harden and the Houston Rockets (August 4, 6 p.m. PT), Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers (August 8, 10 a.m. PT), and Luka Dončić and the Dallas Mavericks (August 11, 2 p.m. PT).
Following is the Trail Blazers season restart seeding games and scrimmage schedule on NBC Sports Northwest:
|July 23*||12:30 p.m.||at Indiana Pacers|
|July 26*||3 p.m.||at Toronto Raptors|
|July 28*||3 p.m.||at Oklahoma City Thunder|
|July 31||1 p.m.||Memphis Grizzlies|
|August 2||12:30 p.m.||at Boston Celtics|
|August 4||6 p.m.||Houston Rockets|
|August 6||5 p.m.||at Denver Nuggets|
|August 8||10 a.m.||Los Angeles Clippers|
|August 9||3:30 p.m.||Philadelphia 76ers|
|August 11||2 p.m.||at Dallas Mavericks|
|August 13||TBD||at Brooklyn Nets|
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 outdoors 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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