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Video: How the Blazers Unlocked Norman Powell

In this edition of the Breakdown, we look at what happened in Game Four to make a difference.

Denver Nuggets v Portland Trail Blazers - Game Four Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images

On this playoff edition of The Breakdown, Danny Marang takes a look at how the Portland Trail Blazers unlocked Norman Powell in Game 4 — a win that led to a 2-2 series in the opening round of the playoffs — against the Denver Nuggets.

Whether it was through early actions, decoy movement, moving Powell around the court, initiating with Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum or Jusuf Nurkic, the Blazers found ways to get Powell going early and often. Each are documented here with the implications of their effect and the applications going into a decisive Game 5!