Things are not going so well for Portland right now, but you can watch them take on former Blazers coach Rick Adelman, Lake Oswego’s Kevin Love, and Spanish sensation Ricky Rubio tonight.
The game starts at 7PM on Comcast Sports Network. If you do not have cable or want a good Portland establishment to enjoy with friends, here are several suggestions from our sponsors.
Watch Trailblazers Games in Portland:
Tanker Bar (Se Hawthorne & 48th) | (503) 445-4635 | More info: tankerbar.com
Tanker Bar will be playing all games on their 6 large LCD TVs. $1 Hamms and happy hour food during all games. 15 beers on tap, Buckhunter, free popcorn.
Blitz (Ladd, Pearl, Tigard, NW 21) | More info: blitzbarpdx.webs.com
Blitz's FOUR locations will be happening as always with tons of televisions, drinks specials, and games (ping pong, shuffleboard, buckhunters, horseshoes in Tigard, and more).
East Burn (East Burnside & 18th) | (503) 236-2876 | More info: www.theeastburn.com
East Burn will have the game on a large projection screen on their heated patio and also downstairs. Recess discount menu from 3-6PM. They have daily drink specials (pdf of specials here).
Preview - Portland Trail Blazers vs Minnesota Timberwolves:
By Cain Stoneking
Minnesota Timberwolves (18-19) vs. Portland Trailblazers (18-18)
Saturday, March 3rd, 7:00 CSNW
Portland Trail Blazers coverage on Pipeline.
Though they started out fast and hungry, the talent of the Heat overwhelmed the Blazers Thursday night.. Tonight, they have a chance to get back on their feet and above .500 with a game against the Timberwolves. With the trade deadline looming, it appears some of the Blazers with expiring contracts have lost interest in the team. The losses are taking a toll on LaMarcus as well. The Blazers have a couple easy games coming up and then a tough seven game road trip. Where they stand after that road trip will tell where this team is going.
The Timberwolves have been one of the biggest surprises of the season. At eighteen wins, they have already surpassed last year's win count. Kevin Love is getting a ton of points and rebounds and Ricky Rubio is more exciting than advertised. The Timberwolves are one of the most fun teams to watch in all of basketball, which makes this game a must-watch.
Starting Lineup: Luke Ridnour, Kevin Love, Wesley Johnson, Ricky Rubio, Nikola Pekovic
Bench: Martell Webster, Michael Beasley, Derrick Williams, J.J. Berea, Wayne Ellington
X’s and O’s:
The Timberwolves are still young and inexperienced so it would behoove the Blazers to attack on both ends of the floor. They need to put pressure on the Wolves offense and try to force turnovers. They also need to attack the rim repeatedly and put a lot of pressure on their defense. This game is going to be close and exciting, not something most people would have expected before the season started.
The Blazers embarrassed themselves in their first two games back since the break. There is no doubt they will want to come out and get that bad taste out of their mouth. They can ill afford to lose three games in a row when there are only thirty games left in the season. The Blazers need to remember that they are on the outside looking in and if the season ended right now, they would not make the playoffs.
Can we please get Steve Nash?
Games this week:
New Orleans - 3/5
@ Minnesota - 3/7
@ Boston 3/9
@ Washington 3/10
@ Indiana 3/13