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Gameday Thread: Portland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles Clippers

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The Blazers finish their ugly road trip tonight in Los Angeles at 7:30 pm on CSN NW and NBA TV. Hang out and chat with us.

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The road trip from heck finally ends tonight. After three consecutive disheartening losses, the Portland Trail Blazers crossed the country to play the Los Angeles Clippers tonight. The Clippers and Blazers are both frustrated, and could turn this game into a chippy affair. It’s possible the Clippers will even discuss their dissatisfaction with the officiating at some point.

The Blazers will likely have the services of Moe Harkless tonight, but Al-Farouq Aminu was doubtful as of Sunday.

Let’s toss out a couple Christmas songs tonight. First, another singer we lost this year, the Los Angeles-born Natalie Cole. Well, technically she passed on December 31, but most of us didn’t learn of it until New Year’s Day. Best known for her duets album with her late father, Nat “King” Cole, she also did some Christmas duets as well. Here is their version of “The Christmas Song”.

Bonus song tonight from a more modern artist. Zooey Deschanel grew up in Hollywood around her director/producer Dad, and her actress Mom (Did you know that her mother, Mary Jo Deschanel, had a recurring role on Twin Peaks?). She is also half of the duo She and Him, who released a surprisingly-solid Christmas covers album in 2011. You know, if you can tolerate that whole “hipster sound” thing. Here’s their cover of the Beach Boys’ “Little Saint Nick”.

(It’s so weird to see Zooey in “Elf” considering her modern style)

How To Watch Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Clippers:

Time: 7:30 pm, PST
TV: CSN NW | NBA TV (No League Pass!)
Online Streaming: CSN NW is available on PlayStation Vue
Radio: Rip City Radio, 620 am

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