matchup between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Denver Nuggets was an instant classic. The Blazers took a 2-1 series lead in the best-of-7 series..." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteField Gullsa Seattle Seahawks communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsSeahawksOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections VideosCoffee and CigarettesGame AnalysisThe Numbers GameCigar ThoughtsSeahawks LB Shaquem Griffin had a great view of the Blazers vs. Nuggets 4OT classicNew Bradley McDougald Color Rush Jersey ,12commentsPDTShareTweetShareShareSeahawks LB Shaquem Griffin had a great view of the Blazers vs. Nuggets 4OT classicDale Zanine-USA TODAY SportsFriday night’s NBA Western Conference semifinal matchup between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Denver Nuggets was an instant classic. The Blazers took a 2-1 series lead in the best-of-7 series with an insane 140-137 win at the end of the fourth overtime. It’s the first time that an NBA playoff game has reached quadruple OT status since 1953, and now Portland is two wins away from an unlikely run to the Western Conference Finals.Among the 20,000+ fans in attendance was none other than Seattle Seahawks LB Shaquem Griffin, who was sat behind Denver’s bench, which also meant he was on the side of the court where Rodney Hood’s go-ahead three-pointer that gave Portland the lead for good.NBC Sports Northwest caught up with Griffin after the game for his reaction to that unbelievable thriller.“Oh man that game was awesome,” Griffin said. “The perfect game to come to. I’m gonna take the Blazers all the way, all day. You already know what time it is.”He also says he intends to attend game four on Sunday afternoon, as it’s “a good luck charm now.”Griffin isn’t the only Seahawk who has been at the Moda Center for an incredible Blazers victory. Left tackle Duane Brown was there when Damian Lillard sent the Oklahoma City Thunder (aka the Zombie Sonics) out of the playoffs with his 37-foot game-winner at the buzzer.Now I know that many of you have a bitter taste in your mouths regarding the NBA given what happened to the Seattle SuperSonics, and I fully understand. If you’ve not been following the Blazers (or indeed the league) at all this season, they are something truly special. There’s something distinctly Seahawk-y about the 2018-19 Blazers that I can’t quite describe. After they were swept out of the first-round of last year’s playoffs, they were pegged by some pundits to either have a quick exit this year or miss the playoffs entirely. When star center Jusuf Nurkic broke his leg in March, it felt like they were cooked. Doubts about Damian Lillard’s ability to perform in the playoffs loomed over the team when all but one of ESPN’s 20 “experts” picked the Thunder to beat the Blazers in round one. Lillard waved Russell Westbrook and company off the court. They don’t have home court advantage against Denver, yet they lead the series after one of the gutsiest performances you’ll ever see. Even at present, starting center Enes Kanter played 55 minutes yesterday despite a separated shoulder. Moe Harkless played 45 minutes on a bad ankle and left the game with cramps, setting the stage for Hood’s heroics.So if you don’t hate the NBA or your dislike for the Blazers has waned post-Sonics era, I certainly recommend hopping on the Blazers bandwagon. It’s been one hell of a surprise ride that I haven’t really felt for any team I’ve rooted for since the 2012 Seahawks. 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Just a good way to bring a Seahawks companion to your morning of sippin' joe by the seaside.Jon Ryan to punt for hometown Saskatchewan Roughriders – ProFootballTalkAfter a year without a team to punt for, former Seattle Seahawks punter Jon Ryan is returning to his hometown of Regina, Saskatchewan to punt for the Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. Ryan announced the move on his Twitter account with a link to Diddy's song "I'm Coming Home.Podcast Player - sports.MyNorthwest.com - Brock and SalkBrock Huard and Tom Wassell look at Doug Baldwin's letter differentlySeahawks Sign Defensive Tackle Al WoodsThe Seahawks added to the competition at defensive tackle Monday, signing veteran Al Woods.Monday Round-Up: Doug Baldwin Writes Letter To Younger Self On Twitter, Says “My Watch Has Ended”Former Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin tweeted out a series of photos illustrating a letter to his younger self.Geno Smith Expected To Sign With Seahawks, Creating Backup QB CompetitionThe Seattle Seahawks are wondering if Geno Smith can be their backup quarterback.Seahawks star Russell Wilson’s huge Mother’s Day surprise | Tacoma News TribuneOne month after signing the richest contract in NFL history to remain the Seahawks’ franchise quarterback, Russell Wilson goes big for Mother’s Day. He surprises — no, stuns — his mom, Tammy, with a new house.Seahawks news: PFF releases intriguing stat for rookie WR Gary JenningsThe Seattle Seahawks reloaded at wide receiver during the draft with Gary Jennings having an intriguing stat coming into the NFL.Was Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin's retirement letter missing something?Doug Baldwin's letter that signaled his retirement was touching, but it didn't mention Pete Carroll or Russell Wilson. Brock Huard and Tom Wassell fall on opposite sides when it comes to how they feel about that.Film Breakdown: Ezekiel Ansah Adds Firepower to Seahawks Pass Rush - SeahawkMaven.ioDurability remains a red flag Richard Sherman Color Rush Jersey , but if Ansah returns to form, Seattle may have found itself a steal in free agency.ATN Podcast: NFL Storylines We're Overly Invested In - NFL.comThe heroes discuss Joe Flacco getting all the first-team reps for the Broncos and Chris Harris' status in Denver, Aaron Rodgers' Game of Thrones cameo, Packers' dysfunction, and Gunther Cunningham passing away.Von Miller: Chris Harris '100 percent' deserves a raise - NFL.comCornerback Chris Harris, waiting to be traded or given a contract extension, was not present for the first day of OTAs. Von Miller went to bat for his teammate, saying Harris is the type of player the Broncos should be building around.2013 first-round QB EJ Manuel retires from NFL - NFL.comQuarterback EJ Manuel, who played four years with the Bills after they made him a first-round pick in 2013, has retired. Manuel had signed with the Chiefs this past February.Flacco focused on winning, not mentoring Drew Lock - NFL.comJoe Flacco addressed the media on the first day of OTAs and fielded questions regarding his relationship with rookie Drew Lock. Flacco says it's not in his job description to mentor the young QB.Kyle Rudolph: Trade is 'not what we're hoping for' - NFL.comVikings tight end Kyle Rudolph spoke on his future in Minnesota saying his preference is to stay with his current team.Rookie CB Corey Ballentine joins Giants teammates - NFL.comCorey Ballentine joined his Giants teammates after being shot in the rear end last month. He missed the team's rookie minicamp to mourn the loss of a close friend killed in the same shooting.Doug Baldwin appears to indicate retirement from NFL - NFL.comIn a letter to himself penned across Twitter, revisiting lessons learned and highlights lived, former Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin appeared to announce his retirement late Sunday night.Report: Odell Beckham participating in Browns first OTA – ProFootballTalkThe biggest offseason addition to the Browns roster was spotted at the team's facility on Monday and wide receiver Odell Beckham is expected to be there on Tuesday as well.Ryan Jensen: Big difference with Bruce Arians is accountability – ProFootballTalkThe Buccaneers have a new head coach this season and one of Bruce Arians' players has identified a big difference from the Dirk Koetter days. While questions about how the team will look on the field will have to wait until pads come on later this year, center Ryan Jensen says that Arians and his...Josh McDaniels: “Tough to say” how offense will look at this point – ProFootballTalkTight end Rob Gronkowski's retirement guarantees that the offense is going to look different in New England this season and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels says it is too soon to know just how different things will be come September.