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Gameday Thread: Portland Trail Blazers at Washington Wizards

Early game! The Blazers and Wizards play at 11:00 am PST on MLK Day. Hang out and chat with us!

Washington Wizards v Portland Trail Blazers Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images

Another road trip begins! After a few days off, the Portland Trail Blazers visit the Nation’s Capital, to play an Martin Luther King Day afternoon tilt against the Washington Wizards.

Both Moe Harkless and Ed Davis are questionable for tonight’s contest.

Before talking about a musical artist who hails from the city without a state, let’s do a callback to Friday night’s game against Orlando. Discussing Orlando’s Sister Hazel, I mentioned that they “disappeared after one hit”. The band kindly reminded me that I could not be more wrong!

Glad to see they’re doing well. Keep up the good work!

We’re going to stick in the ‘90s for our DC artist. This era saw a fresh rise of female alternative artists, and one of the forebearers was DC-born Tori Amos. Her first big solo single, Silent All These Years, led to her relevance in the alternate scene for most of the decade. She’s probably best known for her Alternative Rock anthem, God. I couldn’t decide between two songs, so here is both, “Cornflake Girl” and “A Sorta Fairytale”.

Much like Sister Hazel, she’s also still active and making albums. Keep it up, Tori!

How To Watch Portland Trail Blazers vs. Washington Wizards:

Time: 11:00 am, PST
Online Streaming: CSN NW via PlayStation Vue
Radio: Rip City Radio, 620 am


The Rules!

There are a few extra rules we emphasize for Gameday Threads. We appreciate your support!

1. No videos or pictures please, including embedded stuff from Twitter.

2. No discussion of streams that aren't sanctioned by the NBA, or how to work around broadcast/streaming rules.

3. No swearing please. Yep, even when the game sucks or the refs mess up.

4. Be excellent to each other! For visitors from our SBN companions, please have a mutual respect and remember this is a Blazers community.

5. Please consider a donation for Blazer’s Edge Kids Night! For some perspective on how it helps Portland area at-risk children, check out Dave’s missives here and here.