Calls Of The Year: Rip City Rising

by Casey Holdahl
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The voice of the Trail Blazers, Brian Wheeler, delivers the Calls of the Year.

Throughout the city of Portland and state of Oregon, fans everywhere knew the 2013-14 Trail Blazers were a special bunch from the get-go. The Trail Blazers took the league by storm and it was a November to remember for Blazermaniacs as their squad reeled off 11 straight wins during the season's opening month. But the fun didn't stop there; it was just beginning. Whether it was Damian Lillard's heroics in back-to-back road wins against Detroit and Cleveland or the entire team making it rain from downtown to the tune of 21 3's versus Charlotte to kick off the New Year, this season was full of memorable moments. Rip City was represented by LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard down in the Big Easy during All-Star Weekend and the end of the 2014 campaign saw Portland rattle off nine of their last 10 heading into the postseason. Despite being the underdog, the Portland Trail Blazers, in heart-racing fashion, advanced past the First Round for the first time since 2000. These words can only tell part of the story, so sit back, relax, and listen to Brian Wheeler as he portrays the year through his words. You won't be disappointed ....