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Blazer's Edge staff writer Dan Marang joins the weekend edition of the podcast to talk about fan obligations, how the Rockets slowed the Blazers last week, the NBA's MVP discussion, Damian Lillard's place among the league's elite and more!

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Blazer's Edge staff writer Dan Marang joins the weekend edition of the podcast to talk about fan obligations, how the Rockets slowed the Blazers last week, the NBA's MVP discussion, Damian Lillard's place among the league's elite and more!

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The rundown:

  • 0:00 – Pre-Intro
  • 1:35 – Intro with Dan Marang
  • 3:36 – Nets Game: Muted Moda Crowd?
  • 5:13 – Being a Good, Loud Fan
  • 10:14 – Do the Blazers Do a Good Job with Arena Music?
  • 15:13 – Players Getting the Fans Into It
  • 19:30 – Houston Game: Disappointment Galore
  • 20:59 – How did the Rockets Shut Down the Blazers?
  • 29:34 – Was the Houston Loss a Fluke or a Trend?
  • 34:05 – Are the Blazers a "Good" Team Now?
  • 40:23 – Harden Makes the Blazers Look Silly
  • 44:45 – Players Don’t Blame Other Players for Flopping?
  • 47:45 – MVP Chants for Damian Lillard: Deserving?
  • 52:44 – What does MVP Even Mean?
  • 57:58 – Lillard and Curry: Similar Career Arcs?
  • 1:00:04- Lillard No Longer a "Bad" Defender?
  • 1:09:13 – Dame Still Chasing a Triple-Double
  • 1:13:18 – Blazers Vs. Clippers in Playoffs?

This week's intro and outro music comes courtesy of local beatmaker and audio engineer Odar. See more of his work at soundcloud.com/odarbeats.

The direct .mp3 link of the podcast is here.

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-- Chris Lucia | blazersedgepodcast@gmail.com | @ChrisLuciaPDX