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Monday, August 17th, 2020

PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS RETURN TO NBA PLAYOFFS ACTION THIS WEEK ON NBC SPORTS NORTHWEST

NBC Sports Northwest to Carry Official, Local NBA PLAYOFFS Round 1 Coverage vs. the Los Angeles Lakers on TUESDAY, AUGUST 18 (Game 1), THURSDAY, AUGUST 20 (Game 2) & MONDAY, AUGUST 24 (Game 4) featuring JORDAN KENT and LAMAR HURD with the Game Call; Network also scheduled to Carry Games 5-7 (if nec.)

Every Playoff Game to also air on Rip City Radio 620 and The Deschutes Brewery Trail Blazers Radio Network

LIVE STREAMING of Every Trail Blazers Playoff Telecast on NBC Sports Northwest – including the Network’s Extensive Pre/Postgame Programming –

to be Made Available to Authenticated Subscribers via NBCSportsNorthwest.com and the “MyTeams by NBC Sports” app

PORTLAND, Ore. August 17, 2020NBC Sports Northwest – The Official Network of the Portland Trail Blazers – has announced its 2020 NBA Playoffs Round 1 coverage details featuring live multiplatform game coverage of Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers’ highly-anticipated series against LeBron James and the NBA Western Conference #1-seed Los Angeles Lakers.

NBC Sports Northwest’s official, local coverage of the Trail Blazers return to the NBA Playoffs gets underway with Game 1 tomorrow evening (Tuesday, August 18 at 6 p.m. PT) LIVE from AdventHealth Arena in Orlando, Fla. featuring Jordan Kent and Lamar Hurd with the game call.  In addition, NBC Sports Northwest will also carry exclusive, local coverage of Game 2 (Thu, Aug. 20 at 6 p.m. PT), Game 4 (Mon, Aug. 24 at 6 p.m. PT), along with Games 5-7 if necessary (schedule subject to change).

NBC Sports Northwest’s extensive Trail Blazers Round 1 NBA Playoffs coverage, which includes live streaming of every NBC Sports Northwest Blazers playoff telecast and surrounding game coverage on Blazers Pregame/Postgame, will also be made available to authenticated subscribers via NBCSportsNorthwest.com and the “MyTeams by NBC Sports” app.  Also on digital, Blazers fans can visit NBCSportsNorthwest.com/Trailblazers and the “MyTeams by NBC Sports” app for expert Blazers coverage featuring in-depth NBA Playoffs pre/postgame reports, player/coaches interviews, highlight videos, special features, galleries and much more.  In addition, NBC Sports Northwest will provide Blazers fans with numerous social media content offerings throughout the playoffs on Facebook (Facebook.com/NBCSNorthwest), Twitter (@NBCSNorthwest) and Instagram (‘NBCSNorthwest’). (NOTE: Fans located anywhere in the U.S. can download MyTeams for free on iOS and Android devices in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.)

NBC Sports Northwest’s extensive game night coverage for all Trail Blazers playoff match-ups 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. An expanded edition  of “Blazers Postgame” will air after each game, which will then be followed by “Blazers Outsiders” featuring co-hosts Joe Simons and Dan Marang.

Plus – NBC Sports Northwest delivers the popular “Talkin’ Blazers” podcast, which recently posted record-setting downloads for its latest two episodes featuring special guests Richard Jefferson and Kevin Love.  Hosted by 13-year NBA veteran/former Trail Blazers standout Channing Frye, along with Emmy-award recipient/Rip City Radio 620 morning host Dan Sheldon, the “Talkin’ Blazers ” podcast features in-depth NBA Playoffs discussion on the hottest topics and breaking news, along with special guest interviews with Blazers players/coaches/front office execs and additional NBA experts across the country. Fans can download all of NBC Sports Northwest’s podcasts at NBCSportsNorthwest.com/podcasts and simply subscribe to them via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or Stitcher.  The podcasts can be played on any mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer.

Rip City Radio 620 and The Deschutes Brewery Trail Blazers Radio Network will also broadcast every Trail Blazers playoff match-up featuring the game call from play-by-play announcer Travis Demers and former Trail Blazer Michael Holton.

Please note NBC Sports Northwest’s Trail Blazers vs. Lakers NBA Playoffs/Round 1 schedule below:

GAME 1 Tue, Aug. 18 6 p.m. tip-off
GAME 2 Thu, Aug. 20 6 p.m. tip-off
GAME 3 Sat, Aug. 22 5:30 p.m. (ABC national telecast)
GAME 4 Mon, Aug. 24 6 p.m. tip-off
GAME 5* Wed, Aug. 26 TBD
GAME 6* Fri, Aug. 28 TBD
GAME 7* Sun, Aug. 30 TBD

* If Necessary

TBD: Game Start Time “to be determined”

All Times Pacific Time

Schedule Subject to Change

ABOUT NBC SPORTS NORTHWEST

NBC Sports Northwest is the Official 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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