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On this week’s edition of the podcast, Danny and Tara look at the last week in the world of the Blazers.

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On this week’s episode of the Blazer’s Edge podcast, Tara Bowen Biggs and Danny Marang take a look at the Blazer’s past week where Portland found themselves dropping two of three games in pretty terrible fashion against the tire fire that is the Washington Wizards and failed to come out with enough energy against the Fighting Dwyane Wade’s in Miami. Along the way they discuss Tara’s love for the Beastie Boys, what happened in the closing minutes against the Wizards, CJ McCollum’s slow start, Damian Lillard playing at a truly elite level, Zach Collins’ emergence as a box score contributor, looking forward to games against the Indiana Pacers and Houston Rockets and much more!

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  • :30 Tara’s Beastie Boys love
  • Intro
  • 2:00 Opening Comments
  • 3:45 Is it fool’s gold, is everything we saw gone? Please send help.
  • 5:00 Why didn’t the Blazers go small vs the Wizards
  • 6:00 The Wizards won’t have a players only meeting, they can’t stand each other
  • 9:20 Is there something up with CJ or is he just having a slump?
  • 10:40 Miami was the 6th time Dame has scored 40 or more in a loss
  • 12:00 As long as you’re not crossing a line, say what you want- Orlando fan is still a schmuck
  • 12:35 Lillard makes 30/5/5 make simple now
  • 13:50 The first half (vs MIA) just felt like last year...did you see anything extra concerning in that game?
  • 14:50 Burn the game tape and move on
  • 16:15 Nurkic looked baaaaaad
  • 18:40 CJ has had a a rough stretch match up wise to start the season
  • 20:15 Dwyane Wade was in vintage mode
  • 23:00 People should stop with the Meyers Leonard slander
  • 24:10 Meyers obliterating someone with a screen let Damian Lillard get downhill over and over
  • 26:30 I didn’t expect him (Collins) to impact the box score the way he has this early
  • 29:00 His jumper is still a bag of cats when his base isn’t good, but when it is- it looks really solid
  • 32:00 He (Collins) NEEDS to get credit for that (8-for-8 FTs)
  • 34:20 I think we’ve seen more progress from him (Collins)
  • 35:50 Did you read Tyreke Evans’ apology- it was the best
  • 40:10 Teams play defense- higher pace, more 3’s, more free throws equals more points
  • 43:10 I’m worried about the Rockets game just because things have been going so bad for them
  • 44:30 They don’t have their defensive coach anymore... you gave me Carmelo, what am I supposed to do with this?
  • 45:00 Chris Paul looks miserable and he just looks like he doesn’t want to be there
  • 49:15 “Mirotic” sigh...
  • 50:45 There’s gotta be a way to beat them (Pelicans)
  • 53:00 I’m loving him (Evan Turner) running that 2nd unit
  • 53:50 Is Moe with us tonight?
  • 54:40 What would you do (with Harkless out)?
  • 56:20 I’ve noticed this year, if guys got the ball and weren’t in a good position for a shot they gave it up
  • 59:35 I feel like Aminu’s handle has gotten a lot better
  • 61:00 I just realized, this is Aminu in a contract year
  • 62:30 This should be a pretty telling week
  • 63:00 Couple things we can tell so far, Dame has elevated to true 1st Team All-NBA status
  • Closing Comments
  • Outro