Portland, Oregon – It’s Do or Die tonight for the Trailblazers. Portland is three and a half point underdogs in game four tonight at the Moda Center. Players tell KGW they know the odds are stacked against them, but that won’t stop them from fighting and competing tonight. They want to send the Western Conference Finals back to Oakland for Games 5 and 7, and play for the NBA Championship. In games two-and-three the Blazers built up a big lead at halftime, and then the Warriors dominated the third-quarter. Portland blew an 18-point lead in game three and a 17-point lead in game two. If Portland loses tonight their season will be over.
The Blazers head into game four with Golden State tonight with their season on the line. Portland trails the Warriors 3-0 in the series. Damian Lillard confirmed on Sunday, that he’s playing with separated ribs on his left side, an injury he suffered in game two. Dame is not taking any painkillers because he says it messes with his stomach, he’d rather play through the pain. Tip-off tonight at 6pm.
The Parkrose High School Football Coach and Security officer who tackled a student who brought a shotgun to class Friday, is getting praise from an NBA All-Star. Damian Lillard invited Keanon Lowe to Saturday night’s playoff game as a Thank you. Lillard tells Newspartner KGW he has a connection to Parkrose through his Respect campaign, and he’s formed a relationship with students and staff at the school.