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By R. Dallon Adams | The Skanner News
Published: 13 August 2019

On Monday, August 12 the Portland Trail Blazers officially unveiled the new Moda Center home court design celebrating the team’s upcoming 50th season.

Within the throwback design are several features honoring a different decade in the Blazers’ semi-centennial including the classic lowercase “portland” baseline font and the addition of the “Rip City” along the sideline.

The 2019-2020 NBA season schedule was released on Monday, August 12. The Trail Blazers will host a total of 41 homes during the 2019-2020 season. That said, the Blazers' first opportunity to officially christen the new hardwood design will come on Wednesday, October 23 in the season-opener against the Denver Nuggets.

Last year, the Trail Blazers ended the Nuggets’ season with a 100 - 96 Game 7 victory in the Western Conference semifinals. This was the Blazers' first return to the Western Conference Finals in 19 years.

The Golden State Warriors would eventually sweep the Blazers en route to the team’s fifth straight NBA Finals appearance.

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