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Lillard rallies Trail Blazers to 112-103 win over Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Damian Lillard scored 33 points, C.J. McCollum added 22 and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Orlando Magic 112-103 on Thursday night to snap a three-game losing streak. After trailing for much of the game, the Trail Blazers rallied in the fourth quarter behind Lillard's 17 points. Recently acquired center Jusuf Nurkic also had 12 points and 12 rebounds during...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

By The Numbers – Breaking Down Portland’s True Achilles’ Heel

The NBA is a business. In a business, statistical findings must take priority over emotional connection. Portland loves Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum; there’s no question about it. There’s also no question about Dame or C.J.’s love for Portland. But there is one question that remains uncertain: Can Lillard and McCollum co-exist on a championship contending team? Something...
Via Oregon Sports News
3 days ago

Anthony Davis rebuffs DeMarcus Cousins on playing for Kings: ‘I wasn’t going to Sacramento’

Plenty of things seemed odd about the Sacramento Kings decision to trade DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans. One of them is that the Kings sit a game ahead of the Pelicans in the Western Conference playoff race. Why were they selling to a team below them in the standings? Why didn’t the Kings try to team Cousins up with a fellow University of Kentucky star, Anthony Davis...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Portland Trail Blazer Is Most Likely To Be Traded Before The Deadline?

The NBA Trade Deadline is this Thursday at 3 pm Eastern Time. This is always an exciting time in the NBA. Teams that are in contention are looking to add pieces that will help bolster their run down the stretch while teams in the lottery are looking to off-load contracts and acquire assets. This go-round for the Portland Trail Blazers, they find themselves in 10th in the Western...
Via Oregon Sports News
4 days ago

WATCH: Portland Trail Blazers 2016-17 midseason review

Portland Trail Blazers 2016-17 midseason review
Via The Oregonian
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The guard tandems you'd want in a 2-on-2 tournament

One of the NBA's recurring annual debates centers around the best backcourts in the league, whether we're talking present-day backcourts or all-time backcourts. It's always a fun endeavor, and there are myriad ways to settle the argument: rings, All-Star appearances, win-loss record, what have you.Welcome back to the Yardbarker roundtable, where we take a look at arguably the four...
Via Yardbarker
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: 76ers nearly traded Jahlil Okafor to Blazers

The Philadelphia 76ers pulled Jahlil Okafor from their lineup because they felt they were near a deal, and now we know where he would have gone.According to TNT’s David Aldridge, the 76ers held Okafor out of action last week because they were close to dealing him to the Portland Trail Blazers. At least one Sixers player wants to see the team keep Okafor in the fold. That seems...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Fasinating Partnership Of CJ McCollum And Damian Lillard

The Portland Trail Blazers are in a perplexing situation. They are restricted by their salary cap situation going forward beyond this season, and are stuck in the midst of a horrendous 23-33 season. But, they have two of the most exciting young guards in the league in CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard. Dame has been the face of the franchise since the departure of LaMarcus Aldridge...
Via The Sports Quotient
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Trail Blazers: CJ McCollum says Jusuf Nurkic will 'help us right away'

Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum after Tuesday's practice on new teammate Jusuf Nurkic, acquired Sunday from the Denver Nuggets. Get complete Portland Trail Blazers coverage at http://www.oregonlive.com/blazers/ Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=oregoniannews See more on our website: http://www.oregonlive.com/#/0 Follow us on Twitter: https...
Via The Oregonian
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Terry Stotts says Trail Blazers will 'make the best use of' Jusuf Nurkic

Portland Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts on how new center Jusuf Nurkic fits into the team on both ends of the floor.
Via The Oregonian
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Latrell Sprewell among latest wave to sign with Ice Cube’s BIG3 league

Latrell Sprewell made headlines when he showed up sitting next to James Dolan at the Madison Square Garden. Now he’s making news on a different front as one of the latest to sign with Ice Cube’s BIG3 league set to kick off this summer.“The BIG3, the highly anticipated 3-on-3 professional basketball league, announced today Latrell Sprewell, J.R. Rider, Earl Boykins, Brian Cook...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers reportedly determined to trade Festus Ezeli

Festus Ezeli’s time with the Portland Trail Blazers may be finished before he’s even able to suit up in a single game for them.ESPN’s Marc Stein reports on Sunday that the Blazers are determined to move the 27-year-old big man before the February 23 trade deadline and are pitching him to teams who are far below the salary floor.Ezeli is in Year 1 of a two-year, $15.1 million...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mason Plumlee has car broken into, gets traded on same day

Mason Plumlee had an eventful Sunday.Plumlee discovered Sunday morning that his SUV had been broken into, and his wallet and checkbook were among the items stolen. Upon driving to the Portland Trail Blazers practice facility in order to take care of the business of contacting his bank and freezing his accounts, he was told to report to the office of Blazers president Neil Olshey...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL teams troll NBA for social media mandate

The NBA recently sent out a mandate to all 30 teams regarding social media interaction in the wake of a few so-called “Twitter wars” between teams.ESPN’s Tim MacMahon scooped this story, noting the Association’s memo “cited three specific examples of material that would be inappropriate for posts on official team accounts: Disparage, belittle or embarrass an individual...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers’ Lillard and McCollum should be All-Stars

Another year, another All-Star game, another year without a Blazer in the game. The past two years no one from the Trail Blazers has represented at the All-Star game. But I don’t know why. Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum are having fantastic seasons. So, why not choose these two? I don’t know, these two are having a far better season then some of the other All-Stars. So is it...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

What must Damian Lillard do to be an All-Star?

Before this post begins, I must abide by my own principal for players believed to be snubbed for any All-Star Game: If a player is believed to be snubbed, that opinion must include removing a player from the team. Damian Lillard should be on the Western Conference team ahead of Gordon Hayward. Lillard is having a definitively better season, even with Hayward playing exceptionally...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
25 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Hotline Bling: Enes Kanter punches in the numbers

As part of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, NBA players now have a hotline to call to complain about the work of NBA refs. Players finally have a place to complain about officials, besides Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Ello.co, and their own postgame interviews. Remember, these are taken straight from our Russian hacker's infiltration of the NBA offices, not completely invented...
Via Yardbarker
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: Getting Ready for a Late Season Postseason Push

After a three game winning streak that saw them earn victories over the Celtics, Lakers, and Grizzlies, the Portland Trail Blazers narrowly lost to the league’s best team in the Golden State Warriors last night.  Going into the fourth quarter down by eight points, the Blazers showed resiliency and grit by cutting the deficit to two with 17 seconds left.  Unfortunately, Golden...
Via isportsweb.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

The Trail Blazers had to apologize after a Twitter spat with Chandler Parson escalated quickly

Late Friday night, the Grizzlies’ Chandler Parson and the Trail Blazers’ C.J. McCollum got into an abruptly heated (and also hilarious) Twitter spat. The feud began with this fairly innocuous tweet from the Blazers’ official account: After the game, Parsons taunted the Blazers, who are 21-27 on the season and currently outside of the playoff picture. — Chandler Parsons ...
Via The Comeback
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes gets into heated argument with Nate McMillan (VIDEO)

Matt Barnes doesn’t hold back when he’s upset, and will voice his opinion to opposing players, coaches and officials. Nate McMillan learned that lesson during Friday’s game, when Barnes was upset about a foul call. He appeared to record a clean block, but was hit with a foul. Barnes then walked toward the Trail Blazers bench and got into it with McMillan. Did Barnes ask McMillan...
Via The Sports Daily
January 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Lillard, McCollum And Portland's Lack Of Flexibility

Coming off a 44-win Cinderella season that ended with a thrilling second-round slugfest against the defending champion Golden State Warriors, the Portland Trail Blazers haven't played like the team many thought they'd be. For the right to become a "Welcome to the Playoffs!" first-round doormat against an even better Warriors squad, they're currently in ninth place, one game behind...
Via RealGM - NBA
January 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Look: Meyers Leonard throws down a pair of posterizing slams against Celtics

Meyers Leonard might be auditioning to compete in next month’s dunk contest because the Portland Trail Blazers big man just threw down a pair of posterizing slams against the Boston Celtics on Saturday. Watch as Leonard posterizes Celtics big man Jordan Mickey not once but twice in the same game: Meyers brought his to work today pic.twitter.com/fTwLkAlbRW — NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA...
Via The Sports Daily
January 21, 2017  |  Discuss
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