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Blazers have their work cut out

Memphis wasn't Portland's first choice for playoffs
April 22, 2015 / Staff report

It's wasn't supposed to be Memphis.

But, the Grizzlies are who the Blazers got for the first round of the NBA Playoffs.

It's the key topic of this episode of Sportsland, Oregon 2015.

Portland got the Grizzlies after they slipped from second to fifth in the final stretch of the regular season, which they may have done by design. Memphis beat Portland four times this season, and has homecourt edge in the best-of-seven series.

The series is, of course, the first of a two-month long playoff voyage that ends in late June, with all but the most hearty of competitors still around. Others are on beaches.

Co-hosts Cliff and Derek take on the Portland=Memphis series along with pro soccer, pro football, pro baseball and all the other topics of the day, recording from Blitz Pearl in Northwest Portland.


The haters took their lumps Monday

Duke won the NCAA tourney again highlights Sportsland Episode 10
April 6, 2015 / By Cliff Pfenning, Oregonsports Journal

Duke again?

The top story in this week's Sportsland, Oregon podcast takes on what the Blue Devils' win in the NCAA Tournament means to college basketball, and how far away the Oregon Ducks and OSU Beavers are from getting the same result. Especially when a key player in the title game is a lightly-used guard who has the game of his life in the title contest.

Then, it's onto the NBA and who the Portland Trail Blazers might play in the first round of the NBA Playoffs: the Los Angeles Clipper, San Antonio Spurs, or even Memphis or Houston. Who's the best option for a first-round win?

The Timbers getting a win, Major League Baseball starts up, and the Masters is this week. Does anyone care about golf if Tiger Woods isn't involved in the tournament? And, why does Tiger even want to play in an event other than a Major?

All recorded at Blitz Pearl in Northwest Portland.



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