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Gameday Thread: Golden State Warriors at Portland Trail Blazers

The Warriors and Blazers play tonight at 6:00 pm on KGW and NBA TV (No League Pass access!). Hang out and chat with us.

Stacey Augmon #2

Winners of three in a row, the Portland Trail Blazers face their biggest challenge yet, the Golden State Warriors. Portland has beaten two playoff teams, the Celtics and Grizzlies, in their last three games, but both games were nail-biters. The Blazers will be without Ed Davis, but Terry Stotts confirmed that Moe Harkless will play. On the other side of the court, the Warriors are coming off a shellacking of the Los Angeles Clippers on national TV last night, but are missing Stephen Curry and David West.

Speaking of national TV, this game will not be on CSN NW, it will be on both NBA TV and locally on KGW.

The Bay Area is home to so many famous musicians that it’s nearly impossible to choose. So let’s go through the three phases of San-Francisco-based Jefferson Airplane, a set of transitions that some music fans consider the worst in music history.

A live performance of White Rabbit and Somebody To Love by Jefferson Airplane:

As the psychedelic rock era wound down, the band re-invented as an adult-rock band, Jefferson Starship. They had a huge hit with the ballad, “Miracles”:

With little semblance to the original Jefferson Airplane, they again reinvented in the mid-80s, dropping the “Jefferson” and just becoming Starship. This time, they attempted to become a mainstream pop band. The old versions of themselves vanished (along with most of the band members), and they were left with a slickly-polished style that fit right into 1985. They scored three number one hits, while classic rock fans scoffed. We won’t embed We Built This City, for those of you with sensitive ears (but seriously, the video is mind-numbingly lazy and awful, especially a comeback single that reached #1), but Sara is actually a nice, solid ‘80s ballad. Instead, we’ll embed “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, a time capsule of cheesy ‘80s excess that is a stark contrast from the Jefferson Airplane clip earlier.

How To Watch Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trail Blazers:

Time: 6:00 pm, PST
Online Streaming: None in Portland. Hope you have an antenna! No League Pass either.
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.

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