Portland Trail Blazers

Portland Trail Blazers

Let’s talk about one of the best rivalries in the NBA (fine, we might be a little bit biased about that) as we take a trip down memory lane.

It was another great battle of the I-5 Rivalry:

December 1st, 1990, the Trail Blazers erased a 14-point deficit in the 4th quarter to defeat the Seattle Supersonics. But, here’s the thing… It took triple overtime!

Terry Porter led the Blazers with 38 points. Jerome Kersey added 24 points and 10 rebounds.

The Blazers came away with the road win despite Sonics six-year wing player Xavier McDaniel having a career night. The X-man tied a career-high in points that night with 41. (He also had 41 points against New York on Jan. 20, 1988).

McDaniel made a career-high 18 field goals in that Dec. 1st game against Portland as well. During the 1990-91 season, he averaged 17.0 points for Seattle after averaging more than 20 points per game the previous five seasons.

The Blazers-Sonics rivalry was in full swing in the 1990-91 season. The triple overtime thriller would ultimately become a precursor for a competitive playoffs series between the two later in the year.

Relive the 1990 contest tonight at 6:30pm on NBCSNW.

Starters for Trail Blazers vs. SuperSonics overtime thriller:


Xavier McDaniel

Gary Payton

Sedale Threatt

Michael Cage

Derrick McKey


Jerome Kersey

Clyde Drexler

Terry Porter

Buck Williams

Kevin Duckworth

HOW TO WATCH: Trail Blazer vs. Sonics from Dec. 1, 1990

WHEN: Thursday, May 28 at 6:30pm 


Channel: NBC Sports Northwest, Channel 737 (Portland), 617 (Seattle)


Stream the game here.  

Or stream the game on your phone with the 'MyTeams' App -- available in the App Store for iPhones and on Google play. 

Be sure to check out the full Talkin’ Blazers Podcast with host NBA Champion Channing Frye and Emmy Award winner Dan Sheldon.