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This is Damian Lillard’s Signature Series

NBA: Playoffs-Oklahoma City Thunder at Portland Trail Blazers Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

On this week’s episode of the Blazer’s Edge podcast, Tara Bowen-Biggs and Danny Marang take a look at the last two games against the OKC Thunder and what it means for the Blazers as they look to clinch in Game 5. Danny is actually optimistic, which is terrifying, and Tara tries to temper Danny’s expectations- will she be successful? Praising Damian Lillard, breaking down pick and roll changes, the arrival of Moe Harkless, Russell Westbrook being all talk, and much, much more on this week’s episode!


  • Intro
  • Opening Comments
  • Feeling good about the Blazers right now
  • 1:30 Businessman like manner
  • 4:00 I’m glad that the sweep bothered them and motivates them even today
  • 6:00 Tara doesn’t want to overreact just yet
  • 6:45 This Thunder team looks a lot like the Blazers last year
  • 8:00 Strongly held beliefs!
  • 8:50 Is Schroder trying to be Pat Beverly Jr.?
  • 9:50 So many classic moments from Damian Lillard in this series
  • 11:00 Has Lillard been the best player in the playoffs so far?
  • 12:30 Can we say Dame and CJ can play together now?
  • 13:30 This has been CJ’s best performance to date
  • 14:00 CJ has elevated his game
  • 16:00 Danny makes a false claim about Aminu- Aminu is all things awesome and Danny regrets mixing Chief up with Zach Collins.
  • 18:20 The Blazers are struggling around the rim and it’s not clear why.
  • 20:00 Dame has been fantastic getting to the rim
  • 21:00 Game 3 recap - Russell Westbrook & Paul George get one!
  • 22:00 Ranking storylines for the playoffs- Dame’s play, Stotts game plan and defensive intensity
  • 23:00 Dame and the Blazers being aggressive and going for steals
  • 26:00 Moe Harkless has been fantastic on the defensive end on ball, off ball, helping and everywhere in between.
  • 29:00 Maybe looking ahead to a match up with San Antonio or Denver... MAYBE
  • 32:00 Things, in a weird way seem to be lining up for the Blazers
  • 34:00 Moe Harkless looks like he’s having fun and everyone loves it
  • 38:30 Blazers shooting doesn’t make a ton of sense right now, will it hold?
  • 41:00 Tara is loving isolation basketball
  • 44:00 Slight tweaks in the pick & roll that are paying off big time
  • Closing Comments
  • Outro