Vote For November 23 Rip City Classic: The Playoffs
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 11/17/2011 10:49 AM

    *UPDATE* With 55% of the vote, the 1992 double-overtime thriller in the desert against the Phoenix Suns has won and will be shown locally at six different Buffalo Wild Wings locations on Wednesday, November23rd 2011!

    The Portland Trail Blazers and corporate partner Buffalo Wild Wings have teamed up to give fans the opportunity to gather and watch classic games from the team’s rich heritage.

    Starting Wednesday, Nov. 9, seven Portland Metro-area Buffalo Wild Wings locations will simultaneously air select Trail Blazers games every Wednesday for six weeks. The games will be voted on by fans each week at starting today, with polls closing on Mondays. The winning game will then be announced on Trail Blazers Courtside on Monday nights. Go here for more information and locations of participating Buffalo Wild Wings.

    For our third Rip City Classics, we're looking at some of the greatest playoff games in Trail Blazers history. The measuring stick of a great team is not how they perform during the regular season, rather how they react to the limelight. During every deep playoff push this franchise has been through, there have been those iconic battles in the postseason that are forever remembered by not only those who participated in the action but those witnessed it unfolding before their own eyes. So hop in that '85 DeLorean and go back into time to look at some of the greatest playoff games in Rip City history.

    Now it is time for you to decided. You've got four options to choose from and you can vote as many times as you are able for the game you would like to see played in its entirety at seven participating Buffalo Wild Wings. Voting is set to end right before Trail Blazers Courtside airs Monday night at 6 PM.

    One last thing. Fear not if the game you want to see played doesn't win the vote this week. The "second place" videos from the first five weeks will comprise the voting options for the sixth and final Rip City Classic game. Sort of like the wild card race.

    And now, your options for the first game of the Buffalo Wild Wings Rip City Classics. Vote for the game you would most like to see from the following:

    May 11, 1992: Portland Trail Blazers @ Phoenix Suns at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
    The Trail Blazers win a double overtime thriller down in the desert, 153-151 to take a 3-1 series lead during the 1992 Western Conference Semifinals. The two teams set a NBA combined playoff scoring record. Portland had six players score in double-figures lead by Clyde Drexler's 33. Terry Porter Drexler nearly had a triple-double in the contest by handing out 11 assists and grabbing eight rebounds to go along with his team-high 33.+

    April 23, 1985 Portland Trail Blazers vs. Dallas Mavericks at Memorial Coliseum
    After bouncing back from a Game 1 defeat on the road, the Trail Blazers took Game 2 in Dallas to tie the series up. If they had any hopes of closing it out at the Glass Palace they needed to take care of business in the ever-pivotal Game 3. What transpired was one of the greatest team performances in Trail Blazers history. Portland had a remarkable seven players score in double digits lead by Kiki Vandeweghe's 24 to power past Dallas 122-109 to take a 2-1 series lead. A young Clyde Drexler also has one of his first postseason breakthrough outings, going off for a triple-double with 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.

    May 12, 1991 Portland Trail Blazers @ Utah Jazz at Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center
    Heading into Game 4 of the 1991 Western Conference Semifinals against the Jazz, Kevin Duckworth had not been his usual All-Star self. Duck was slumping big time, shooting .388 from the field and averaging only 10.8 points in eight previous playoff games against Seattle and Utah. And if the Trail Blazers wanted to make short work of the Jazz, they had to get a road win in the tough environment known as "The Salt Palace," where Utah had lost only four times all season long. Even though he was getting the business from the opposing fans, it was Duckworth who would have the last laugh, silencing the crowd as his 30 points and 11 rebounds pushed Portland to a commanding 3-1 series lead, defeating Utah 104-101.

    April 22, 1983 Portland Trail Blazers vs. Seattle SuperSonics at Memorial Coliseum
    Looking for only their third trip in franchise history to the conference semifinals, the Trail Blazers had an opportunity to close out their rivals from the north at home in front of the BlazerManiacs. Lead by Jim Paxson, Kenny Carr, and Calvin Natt, who combined for 61 points, Portland was able to sweep the series two games to love with a 105-96 victory over the SuperSonics.
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  1. ClydeFrog
    Posts: 975

    Posted 11/18/2011 10:50 AM

    I have a feeling the Suns game will win, but I really want to Duck's career game again. The big man probably got razzed by the Utah fans and for him to put up those numbers, under those circumstances is just awesome.
    I am a fan of Watching Elliot Williams Take Flight!
  1. mbmurr1
    Posts: 530

    Posted 11/18/2011 2:31 PM

    And the Blazers kick ass again.........
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  1. Tobyus Sanchezo
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    Posts: 1669

    Posted 11/18/2011 5:07 PM

    I'd definately wanna see Mark Eaton troll the middle of the floor once again.

    Voted for the '91 Jazz game.
    I am a fan of multiple All-Stars on the Blazers roster this season!
  1. DHawes22
    Posts: 6488

    Posted 11/21/2011 1:55 PM

    Definitely the 91 Jazz game. How many times did we win down in Utah over the years? Not many, that's for sure! So, let's go ahead and relish that one.
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  1. BlazerBear
    Posts: 97

    Posted 11/21/2011 2:30 PM

    Highest combined playoff scoring game ever? Sign me up!
    I am a fan of J.J. Hickson Making SportsCenter's Top 10 Plays On A Nightly Basis!
  1. terrence
    Posts: 1

    Posted 11/23/2011 5:10 PM

    Who's Terry Porter Drexler?

     Terry Porter Drexler nearly had a triple-double in the contest by handing out 11 assists and grabbing eight rebounds to go along with his team-high 33.+
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