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Portland Trail Blazers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Game Bumped From NBA TV

The Golden State Warriors' unprecedented 22-0 start has claimed another victim - Portland's national TV exposure.

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The NBA announced this weekend that the Portland Trail Blazers game tomorrow night against the Cleveland Cavaliers will no longer be televised on NBA TV.

The league has replaced the Blazers and Cavs with a marquee matchup between the Golden State Warriors and the Indiana Pacers in Indiana. The Warriors have started the season with an unprecedented 22 consecutive wins, and are on the third longest winning streak in NBA history. They will face a tough challenge on the road against 12-7 Pacers team lead by a scorching hot Paul George. George is currently shooting shooting 45 percent from three on 7.4 attempts per game and averaging 27.6 points per game.

Blazers fans may bemoan the loss of national airtime, but, outside of Portland, it is hard to question the league's decision. The Cavaliers will be without one of their star players, Kyrie Irving, and the Blazers have not been a national story so far this season. The Warriors, on the other hand, have already drawn the highest rated game of the season for NBA TV, and their contest against the Pacers has been widely touted as their most challenging of the season thus far.

The Blazers game against Cleveland will still be available locally on CSN NW, and will now be airing on NBA League Pass for those outside the Portland metro area. Tip-off is scheduled for 4:10pm PST.


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