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Blazers-Clippers Could Be Interesting First Round Matchup

Michael C. Wright of explains why this would be a fun one to watch.

Portland Trail Blazers v LA Clippers Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images

The only person with a chip on his shoulder that is nearly as large as Portland Trail Blazers’ point guard Damian Lillard is Paul George of the Los Angeles Clippers. The chip, a result of Lillard’s infamous “bad shot,” has shown up when the two have faced off in recent matchups, and to Michael C. Wright of, it is an excellent reason as to why a Blazers-Clippers matchup in the first round of the NBA playoffs could be eminently watchable.

LA Clippers vs. Portland Trail Blazers: The Clippers possess all the firepower with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, but you just can’t count out Damian Lillard in a playoff situation. You’ve also got to take into account the Clippers’ recent postseason woes, which includes last season, when they became the 13th team to surrender a 3-1 series lead after holding double-digit leads in two potential closeout contests. We already know about the history between Lillard and George. So, a matchup between these teams in the first round would only add to this fascinating story. Perhaps, George does the waving this time?

As for who gets to wave this time: our money is on Damian Lillard.