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Arguing with Portland Trail Blazers fans about the Los Angeles Clippers

Dane Carbaugh's playoff series preview for Los Angeles and Portland pits the video analyst against the Rip City faithful.

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The Trail Blazers got the No. 5 seed, which is exactly what they wanted. Now, they just have to get past a defensive stalwart down low, a Top-5 power forward and the greatest point guard of all time.

Simple, right?

Despite the challenges ahead for Portland, fans in Rip City believe that Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, Ed Davis and the rest of the boys in red-and-black will be able to best the Clippers in the series. Me? I'm not so sure.

To debate the issues at hand, I went ahead and brought on a Blazers fan to try to convince me that Portland will get the best of LA come Sunday and beyond.

We discussed such crucial points as:

  • Whether or not Chris Paul will get under Lillard's skin.
  • If Doc Rivers is terrible (yes).
  • What flavor Terry Stotts gets at Ruby Scoops.
  • Ed Davis vs. Blake Griffin.
  • Cake.
  • Moe Harkless.
Check out the video above to see who won the debate and whether the Portland faithful changed my mind.