Portland, Oregon – It’s do or die tonight at the Moda Center. The Blazers have to win to keep their season alive. Blazers and Nuggets Game 6 tip off at 7:30pm. This NBA playoff series is tough on players and referees. KXL’s Lucinda Kay has insight from the guys who hold the players accountable.
(102.9 – 750 the Game) ESPN’s Max Kellerman On First Take: Still Taking The Blazers In 7!
ven though Rip City is feeling down today after last night’s 124-98 thumping in Game Five in Denver, not everyone is jumping ship.
On ESPN’s First Take on Wednesday morning, co-host Max Kellerman stayed with his public endorsement of the Blazers to come back and win Games 6 and 7 against the Nuggets and advance to the Western Conference Finals.
“That was a big win [for Denver] and a bad loss for Portland,” Kellerman said. “And yet, it ain’t over. I believe the Trail Blazers will win this series. It is only based on faith in Damian Lillard. I think he’s a man on a mission.”
Now, perhaps Kellerman isn’t the voice Blazer fans want endorsing their team, as he very controversially said this week that Kawhi Leonard was a better clutch performer than Kobe Bryant. Portland might hate Kobe, but that’s just silly.
That said, it says something about Lillard’s talent and re-surgence as an elite NBA star to have someone at the Mothership still picking the Blazers to win the series in spite of Lillard and the team struggling.
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