This Week In Trail Blazers History: November 28th-December 4th
Nov. 30, 1986-
“Rip City Baby!” just might be the most famous saying coined by the illustrious former Trail Blazers radio announcer Bill Schonely. Another Schonzism comes to mind in times of stress, when down the stretch games are on the line of being decided by clutch free-throws. You know what it is, “You’ve GOT to MAKE your FREE THROWS!” Or as some of use game chat regulars abbreviate, YGTMYFT! During the fourth game of a November road trip the Trail Blazers took their beloved broadcasters words to heart. In a 130-118 victory at Indiana the Trail Blazers converted all 30 of their free throws. It was the best foul-line performance in team history. One that undoubtedly left the Schonz with a smile on his face.
Dec. 1, 1970-
It only happens first once. Jim Barnett, the first Trail Blazer to score a point for the franchise, was also the first to rack up a Portland triple double. In a 120-114 loss to the San Diego Rockets—now calling Houston their home—Barnett logged 27 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists and inked his name in the books once again. On a side note, he was also the only player to earn a technical foul, do work JB.