Portland Trail Blazers February Schedule
Good thing that LaMarcus Aldridge decided to postpone his thumb operation. If he was to miss the next 6-8 weeks, the Blazers would have a hard time to keep their position in the West. And even with Aldridge in uniform, it won’t be an easy task, given the Blazers February schedule and the challenges that lie ahead. While Portland will play most of its games in February at home, the visitors are teams that are in the top of the West, or should be there. Here is a breakdown of Blazers February Schedule and their toughest games.
The Trail Blazers attendance during January averaged 19,501. This is up 0.80% from their 2014 averaged attendance of 19,346. The Trail Blazers February Schedule in the 2013/14 season ended with a 7 and 5 record. The Blazers went 4-2 at home and 3-3 on the road. The 2015 Trail Blazers February schedule will feature six games at the Moda Center and three games on the road. Currently they are 20-5 at home and 12-11 on the road.
Trail Blazers February schedule of ticket prices for the 2014 season averaged $68.00 per ticket. The Blazers 2015 February schedule of games are averaging $73.00 per ticket up 7.35% from last February.
Top 5 Portland Trail Blazers February Schedule Games.
Blazers @ Mavericks American Airlines Center February 7th
Starting price $40 | Average price $60
The Mavs and the Blazers are very close in the standings. A win here and there might decide whether the team finishes 3rd or sixth in the standings. Therefore, their direct duels are of huge importance for both teams. The Blazers do have the second best defense in the league, but they will be hard pressed to stop the Mavericks from scoring. They managed that in their first duel of the season, holding the Mavs to 87 points. View Tickets.
Blazers @ Rockets Toyota Center February 8th
Starting price $33 | Average price $53
The Blazers have their only back to back set in February in Texas. The day after visiting the Mavericks and their top offense, the Blazers pay a visit to the Rockets and James Harden, arguably one of the top 3 scorers in the league at the moment. The first duel finished with a win for the Rockets, so Portland would look to avenge their loss. View Tickets.
Grizzlies @ Blazers Moda Center February 22th
Starting price $35 | Average price $65
At the beginning of the month and their February schedule, the Blazers face tough opponents on the road. At the end of the month, they have the privilege of hosting the matchups. First on the list of tough opponents is Memphis, the second best team in the West at the moment. The Blazers are yet to win a game versus the Grizzlies this season, so this might be a good chance to do so. View Tickets.
Spurs @ Blazers Moda Center February 25th
Starting price $26 | Average price $62
This year, the Blazers look different when playing the Spurs. Last year, for example, they were routed both during the regular season and the playoffs. Portland managed to win the first two matchups, but with Kawhi Leonard in the lineup, the Spurs are a different team. View Tickets.
Thunder @ Blazers Moda Center February 27th
Starting price $49 | Average price $104
Don’t let the Thunder rankings fool you, OKC is still one of the top 4 teams in the West. With everyone healthy, the Thunder are slowly finding their groove and racking up wins, both ugly and easy. While everyone expected Portland and Oklahoma City to battle for the division title, the Blazers have it in their pocket thanks to the injuries suffered by Thunder players. But OKC is still dangerous, and the team must win almost every game in order to qualify for the playoffs. View Tickets.
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Many will classify the Portland Trail Blazers as a jump shooting team, and it has been long said that teams shooting too many jumpers cannot compete for a championship. But the Blazers also have the third best defense in the league, just behind the Warriors and the Rockets. Their offense is also in the top 10, ranked 8th. This year, it seems like the Blazers are finally ready for the big stage. Aldridge and Lillard are playing at an All Star level, and their complementary pieces are playing great. The addition of Steve Blake and Chris Kaman has bolstered their bench. All in all, the Blazers are poised to win the Northwest division, and if all goes well, might even compete for a championship this season. They were fifth in the West last year, and this year they have a chance to be in the upper 4 teams, with home court advantage until the West Finals.
Trail Blazers Attendance:
The Blazers are ranked 8th for home attendance averaging 19,488 (93.1%) a game at the Moda Center in 2015 which is down from their 2014 attendance of 19,746 (95%) per game. Currently the Trail Blazers have 18-4 record at home. The Blazers are 12-7 on the road with an average of 16,456 per game which is down -4.94% from their 2014 average of 17,312 (91.1%) on the road. Both 2014/15 averages are down from for their attendance at the Moda Center during their 2012 season which averaged 20,496 per game.
Trail Blazers Ticket Prices
Trail Blazers tickets at the Moda Center in 2015 are currently averaging $60.00 per ticket which is a -57.14 drop from their Dec 2014 average ticket price of $140.00 per ticket. Blazers average ticket prices on the secondary market are also down -14.28% from their 2012 price of $70.00 per ticket. This gives you the chance to get some great Trail Blazers Ticket Deals for the Moda Center as well as road games due to the average ticket price for a Blazers road game is down -18% on the secondary market.
Here is a look at 5 key Trail Blazers Games Coming Up.
Spurs @ Trail Blazers, Moda Center, February 25,
Starting price $27, Average price $47
If the playoffs started today, the Blazers and the Spurs would be opponents in the first round. The teams meet last year in the playoffs, and the Spurs rolled over the Blazers, wining 4-1. This year, Portland has won the two regular season matchups. The better they play versus the San Antonio Spurs, the bigger their confidence would be. After last year’s dismantle, the Blazers must show and prove they can compete with the best of the best. View all Spurs vs Trail Blazers ticket deals at the Moda Center.
Thunder @ Trail Blazers, Moda Center, February 27,
Starting price $43, Average price $63
Chances are the two teams might not face in the playoffs, but they are division rivals. The Blazers won the first two matchups, but back then, Durant and Westbrook were not playing or were rusty. The division title is likely secured as well, but it is always better to be sure. View all Thunder vs Trail Blazers ticket deals at the Moda Center.
Rockets @ Trail Blazers, Moda Center, March 11,
Starting price $23, Average price $56
The Rockets and the Blazers will be one of the top four teams in the league. That is almost certain. However, exact rankings are to be decided, and direct duels go a long way in the Western Conference. Being second or third makes the difference between home court in the first two rounds, or just the first round. However, in this case, some teams might want to avoid the 2nd spot in the West, as it might mean a date with the Spurs in the first round. View all Rockets vs Trail Blazers ticket deals at the Moda Center.
Trail Blazers @ Grizzlies, FedEx Forum, March 21,
Starting price $16, Average price $29
The Grizzlies are one of the few teams in the league that can compete with the large frontline of the Blazers. Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph are beasts under the basket. This is one of the few matchups where Aldridge must defend in the post, a role he is not pleased to do so. Usually the Blazers use Robin Lopez to defend the post, but the Grizzlies employ two big men in the post. View all Trail Blazers vs Grizzlies ticket deals at the FedEx Forum.
Trail Blazers @ Warriors, Oracle Arena, April 9,
Starting price $45, Average price $77
The two best teams in the West will likely compete till the end of the season. Two other teams that can realistically get the top spot are the Houston Rockets and Memphis Grizzlies. If the Blazers stay second, they will likely have to go through Golden State and win on the road to get to the Finals. Getting a preview of the atmosphere during the regular season won’t hurt. View all Warriors vs Trail Blazers Ticket Deals for the Oracle Arena.
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The Moda Center is the Portland, Oregon mainstay sports venue. The Moda Center used to be called The Rose Garden, from 1995 until 2013. The Moda Center is owned by a company called Vulcan and is managed by Anshutz Entertainment and AEG Live, two of the biggest management companies in the world. The Moda Center sits at 1 Center Court, in the heart of Portland, Oregon. The original Rose Garden was built at a breathtaking cost of $262 million at the time of construction. In 2015 dollars, that translates to $406 million. The architect endeavored to construct such a monumental venue was Ellerbe Becket. Ellerbe Becket is a Minneapolis based architecture firm that was founded in 1909. Today it is one of the biggest firms in the world with 475 employees in seven locations throughout three countries. They have designed buildings in every single state in the U.S. as well as twenty countries. The top of the line venue has seating capacities and courts/stages for basketball, ice hockey, lacrosse, center stage theater and end stage theater. For basketball the court now accommodates 19,441 fans. For Ice hockey it accommodates 18,280. For the center stage concerts the Moda Center seats 20,500 and for the end stage the Moda Center holds 15,000. It also offers a “theater of the clouds”, seating 6,500. The Moda Center Theater of the Clouds is constructed to create an acoustic cloud using curtains and is designed for small and intimate performances and speakers. By the time the original Rose Garden opened, it had taken three years.
The Moda Center Seating chart has over 14,000 permanent seats. They are arranged in two bowls. Another 1,540 permanent seats are located in the skyboxes. 4,200 portable seats are available depending upon the event and current seating chart. For basketball the arena can actually fit almost 21,000 for standing room. The Moda Center also hosts a flurry of other special events, including monster trucks, circuses, and concerts. The Moda Center offers seventy skyboxes. Each skybox has twenty-two seats and V.I.P. amenities such as a wet bar, private bathroom, several television monitors, catering, and a sound system. Patrons can rent out a skybox year round, on a per-event contract, and more. In 2014, those who rented the skybox year round were granted access to all events that year. The skybox annual contract is certainly the most cost-effective and luxurious approach for enjoying Portland events. The Moda Center also offers 44-person Super Suites, an 88-person mega suite and party suites.
The Moda Center has concourses on the 100 and 300 level and all are open to the general public patrons during events. There is also a concourse on the 200 level that has a sports bar, barbecue grill, a banguet facility, and smoking terraces that are outdoors. Another suite level fourth concourse is for the skyboxes. The Moda Center has over thirty bathrooms and a ratio of women’s to men’s bathrooms that are 3 to 1, so the women freshening up etc. don’t have a long wait. The high-def scoreboard is fifteen feet wide by twenty-two feet long. There are over 650 T.V. screens spread throughout the Moda Center. The Moda Center sound offers the acoustical cloud featuring 160 rotating acoustic panels that suspend from the ceiling. They create the roar that made the Old Memorial Coliseum one of the loudest in the NBA. The panels are adjustable depending upon the event.
This year the Moda Center is full of 2015 calendar events and tickets. The Portland Trailblazers have several home games at the Moda Center during January through April, until further events are announced. NBA fans everywhere can get their Moda Center 2015 Trail Blazers tickets online today!. Portland Trail Blazers ticket prices average $65.00 per ticket during the regular season games.
The basketball slash circus talent, The Harlem Globetrotters, will be giving a show February 21st at the Moda Center. And rodeo fans everywhere can celebrate that the Moda Center 2015 lineup includes the Professional Bull Riders BlueDef Velocity Tour on February 28th. And of course March Madness will be hosting the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball at the Moda Center. As a part of their major 2015 world tour, the Foo Fighters Sonic Highways World Tour will be stopping by the Moda Center on Monday September 14, 2015. Both Disney on Ice and Marvel have created prolific shows that fans young and old alike adore. Disney on Ice will be at the Portland Moda Center from October 22-26th in 2015 and the Marvel Universe Live! is scheduled to perform in March of 2016. You can view all events going on at the Moda Center today as well as the Keller Auditorium which has some great theater productions going on.
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The Blazers are in the middle of the class of the Western conference rankings, but that doesn’t have to mean anything. The West is so crowded, and so tight, that a two or three game losing streak can take you out of the playoffs. Luckily for the Blazers, their January schedule is light and favorable. Except for a three game stretch when they play the Clippers, Spurs and the Grizzlies, the Blazers play mostly weaker teams during January. That could be an excellent chance for the team to pile up some wins, and move up in the rankings. One thing to keep in mind is the division rankings. The Blazers are way ahead of the Thunder, but Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are catching steam, and they might make up. Currently, the Northwest division is the second most lopsided in the NBA, after the Atlantic where the Raptors have the title wrapped up. Here is Blazers’ January home games at the Moda Center. preview.
Blazers vs Hawks, January 3, Average price $53
The Atlanta Hawks are one of the better teams in the East, but they would be hard pressed to compete with the elite in the West. The duel would provide an interesting matchup at the point guard position, as well on the center position. Al Horford is one of the most underrated big men in the league, and he is so skilled, that Robin Lopez will have his hands full. Trail Blazers vs Hawks tickets start at $27.00.
Blazers vs Lakers, January 5, Average price $82
There was a time when the duel between the Lakers and the Trail Blazers were significant. Nevertheless, the fans in Rip City will always boo Kobe Bryant, and hate him for the damage he has done to the Blazers. They do recognize his talent, but they do not like him. Not that Kobe loves Portland, but he enjoys playing there.Trail Blazers vs Lakers tickets start at $37.00.
Blazers vs Heat, January 8, Average price $130
Bosh and Aldridge are very similar players nowadays, with Bosh sporting a bigger range than Aldridge. Anyway, their duel is one to watch for, as it might turn out to be a jump shooting contest. Gone are the days when big men were banging in the post. Nowadays, power forwards are more shooters than bangers, and Bosh and Aldridge are two of the best in the league.Trail Blazers vs Heat tickets start at $29.00.
Blazers vs Magic, January 10, Average price $43
The Magic might serve as the appetizer for the Blazers, who travel to Los Angeles to play the Lakers the following night. An easy win would do wonders for the Blazers, who will go through a tough stretch after this game. Elfrid Payton is the new point guard rookie to watch for, and he will have the chance to learn firsthand from Damian Lillard.Trail Blazers vs Magic tickets start at $26.00.
Blazers vs Clippers, January 16, Average price $76
This game marks a three game stretch in which Portland might go 0-3, or 3-0. In both cases, it will show how good the Blazers really are. After they play the Clippers at home, they go for a back to back set in San Antonio and Memphis. With the Clippers in town, look to see who will dominate more, Blake Griffin or LaMarcus Aldridge? Nicholas Batum might be the underrated player in this duel, as the Clippers are low on quality wings, leaving Batum free to dominate and assert his will.Trail Blazers vs Clippers tickets start at $27.00.
Blazers vs Kings, January 19, Average price $51
After the rough stretch, Blazers will be more than happy to welcome the Kings, and the mess they are in. After starting the season strong, the Kings are falling behind, and the coaching change might not be the answer. One problem for the Blazers might be Boogie Cousins, who should be healthy for this duel. Sacramento won the first matchup between the teams.Trail Blazers vs Kings tickets start at $18.00.
Blazers vs Celtics, January 22, Average price $62
The Trail Blazers won the first duel with the Celtics, at the Garden, but now they are playing on the second night of a back to back set. They play in Phoenix the previous night, while the Celtics are more rested. Lillard might have troubles in this game, with Boston’s bevy of guards able to pest him. Rondo, Bradley and Smart can all play point guard, and all three of them are defensive bulldogs.Trail Blazers vs Celtics tickets start at $18.00.
Blazers vs Wizards, January 24, Average price $49
Few teams boast a big frontline as the Wizards do, and an excellent back court in the same time. The Wizards can hurt teams in many ways, but their main weapon is John Wall. His length and quickness can be a problem for Lillard, but he has shown to find a way to contribute in other areas.Trail Blazers vs Hawks tickets start at $30.00.
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The NBA preseason is coming to a close and most fans are gearing up for the exciting tip of the 2013-14 regular season. I have predicted that the Portland Trail Blazers are going to have a breakout year. I was hoping to do some research on the preseason stats of this Trail Blazers team but it does not look as if that is going to happen. The only stat I can find is the overall preseason record for the Trail Blazers. At this point they are 4-2 with a final preseason game against the Golden State Warriors on October 24th. After six preseason games there is not a single website on the Internet that has team or player stats. Am I missing something?
The Internet Era
Prior to my research of NBA preseason stats I was a firm believer that almost anything could be found on the Internet. I am quite efficient with Google and search, in general. This makes me believe that either preseason stats are not recorded or no one cares about the NBA preseason schedule. It is hard to fathom the latter. With millions of diehard fans looking to consume as much content as possible how on Earth could no one care about these games?
Social media is chock full of people blasting out short bits of information about sporting events. Unfortunately, no one has full game stats. They might mention that Damian Lillard has 16 points at the end of the third quarter but that is doing me no good. Either I have lost my ability to find data online or there are no stats for this particular team. I will admit that the Trail Blazers aren’t the favorite to win the West heading into the regular season but they do have the reigning NBA Rookie of the Year. From the few articles I could find about the NBA Preseason it looks as if he is lighting it up.
Damian Lillard 2013 NBA Preseason
One of the few articles I could find related to the Trail Blazers this preseason explained that Lillard had a tremendous game against the Sacramento Kings. Lillard had 16 or his 28 points in the third quarter and he lead his team to a 109-105 victory. The Kings are not expected to be a contender this year but the Trail Blazers scoring 109 points in a preseason game puts a smile on the face of many fans in Portland. The game against the Kings brings up some interesting points.
Lillard is the point guard of the Portland Trail Blazers but he is going to be asked to do much more during the 2013-14 NBA season. Unlike Chris Paul and other distributing point guards, Lillard is going to be asked to put up 30 points a game in some games during the season. Whether or not he can do this consistently has yet to be seen. When teams focus on Lillard he is going to have to adjust his game to score while also being willing to distribute to JJ Hickson and LaMarcus Aldridge.
LaMarcus Aldridge and Injuries
Something I am greatly concerned about is LaMarcus Aldridge and his injuries. Big men have struggled to stay healthy in the NBA. This is especially true in Portland. In previous articles I have mentioned that a big man is no longer a necessity in the NBA. A point guard and scorer is much more important with the new NBA hand checking rules. If teams have a player that can beat a defender off the dribble it makes the offense much more efficient. I think it is safe to say that NBA centers and power forwards are not beating anyone off the dribble.
LaMarcus Aldridge sat out the game against the Sacramento Kings to rest his sore right knee. This could be an ongoing theme for him in 2013-14. Big men are known for having knee problems over the course of their career. Luckily, Aldridge is a very young player but that does not mean he will avoid situations that could cause further injuries. Bumping into knees of other players is very common in the NBA. When athletes are leaning up against other 6’10”, 275 pound men there is going to be some type of contact with the lower body. Some of the best big men in history had terrible knee problems throughout their entire careers.
Something the Trail Blazers might do is rest Aldridge every few games or so. We are no longer living in an era in which NBA players can compete in all 82 games of the season. Even the most durable players need a night off every so often. When I was growing up Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen were on the court every single night. This just does not happen these days. I can remember Jordan playing when he had the flu. One of the most epic performances by Jordan was in the NBA Playoffs when he had the flu and could barely walk. He was known for playing out of this world when he was sick.
Today’s NBA players are not going to play through pain or sickness. In all reality, this is probably a good idea as health is a much bigger concern today than it was 15 years ago. Players are doing their best to keep their body healthy. The NBA season is very long and enduring. Playing through an injury might cause further problems down the road. If LaMarcus Aldridge feels as if his knees are not in the best of condition there is nothing wrong with sitting out a game or two. Losing two or three games is not going to end the season for the Portland Trail Blazers.
Home Court Advantage
If the Portland Trail Blazers truly want to make a run at the playoffs in the 2013-14 season they will need to defend their home court. If they make the Moda Center, formerly the Rose Garden, a tough place to play for opponents it will go a very long way towards producing a playoff product. Fans love to attend games in which the team is not only competing but winning. If attendance numbers start to increase it will make the atmosphere even more difficult for the opposition.
During the amazing runs by the Chicago Bulls in the 1990s they almost never lost at home. At the time the United Center was rocking every single home game. When Michael Jordan was announced as part of the starting lineup the crowd went crazy. When I was a child, the Bulls were one of the first teams to actually turn off the lights for the introductions. This was a huge event and everyone got to the game early so they could see the light show and the introductions. Songs ended up becoming very popular just because they were part of introductions.
The technology era has changed the way many fans consume professional sports. It is no longer the case that fans need to attend the game to watch their favorite players. In the 1990s my parents had to purchase a special satellite package in order to see most of the Bulls games. Even though we paid the extra money there were still times when the games were not on TV. Today, it is a given that every game will be available for fans willing to pay money. If they cannot watch it on their TV they can watch it online or listen to the game on SiriusXM satellite radio. This has made it difficult for some small market teams to get fans in the seats at a sporting event.
There is one cure for getting fans in the seats – winning. If the Portland Trail Blazers can put a winning product on the court there is no argument to be made they will sell more tickets. A team in playoff contention is much more fun to watch than a team that is floundering near the bottom of the division or conference. This is why the Portland Trail Blazers have gotten younger in the past few years. A young team that is playoff bound will bring tens of thousands of people to the arena. Unfortunately, if this young team shows too much immaturity and they give away games you can be rest assured fans are not going to fill the seats during the 2013-14 season.
Something that diehard NBA fans like to track is away attendance. I hate to keep going back to the mid 1990s Bulls but they were the template on how to run an organization. When the Bulls went to another arena they almost always sold the game out because people wanted to watch Michael Jordan and company. No matter how bad the opponent the Bulls would bring the fans into the stadium. This is something the Trail Blazers need to work on but having Damian Lillard at full tilt might be just what the doctor ordered. If he goes off for 40 points a few games this season it will put fans in the seats.