Time for another early game. The Portland Trail Blazers and Philadelphia 76ers play at 4:00 pm PST today. Blazer fans are probably not all that excited about the game, after Portland sleepwalked through two ugly losses to open their four-game road trip. And Philly is quickly improving behind the elite play of center Joel Embiid. On the other hand, it gives them a chance to see one of their great hopes, center Nerlens Noel, rumored to be on the trading block.
LATE UPDATE: Blazers coach Terry Stotts unexpectedly changed the starting lineup after two straight blowouts.
UPDATE: Stotts going with Dame, CJ, Turner, Vonleh and Plumlee to start. Harkless and Aminu will come off the bench for Portland.— CSN Northwest (@CSNNW) January 21, 2017
Ed Davis is expected to return from injury today, so the Blazers will be as close to full-strength as they can be.
Philadelphia was the home of the late, great Jim Croce, who died in a plane crash prior to the release of one of his biggest albums. Here was the title track of that album, the wonderful “I Got A Name”.
And here’s “Operator”.
Also a rare request from my wife, who felt it wasn’t appropriate to have a game in Philly without posting this song from a well known local artist.
How To Watch Portland Trail Blazers vs. Philadelphia 76ers:
Time: 4:00 pm, PST
TV: CSN NW
Online Streaming: CSN NW via PlayStation Vue
Radio: Rip City Radio, 620 am
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