It’s a Friday night pregame show with hosts Danny Marang and Brandon Sprague as they get you ready for the early season rematch between Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers against Paul George and the Los Angeles Clippers.
Incredibly enough, neither Lillard nor George were the focal points in the first match up of the year — well, perhaps Lillard was shining in a negative light? However, the likelihood that neither of them takes center stage again tonight feels mighty slim. Once again it’s a game featuring the Trail Blazers coming in off of a dominant win, maybe even feeling good about themselves while the Clippers had a rough game against Evan Mobley and the Cleveland Cavaliers where they failed to eclipse 80 points as a team.
The storylines for Portland remain much the same: which version shows up? How aggressive will they be, and how often? Has Lillard found a bit of an offensive groove? Can Portland take care of the basketball? Will the bench unit continue their run of stellar play?