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Hot Sixers host struggling Trail Blazers

The Philadelphia 76ers, a laughingstock in recent seasons, have new life. The Portland Trail Blazers, thought to be a team on the rise, are in the meantime searching for their old mojo. The two teams square off Friday night in Philadelphia. The Sixers (14-26) are in a stretch that has seen them win five of six games and seven of nine, while the Blazers (18-26) are on a three...
Via FOX Sports
8 hours ago

This is Not Last Year’s Blazers Team

The Blazers have a similar record through 44 games as the 2015-16 iteration of the team, but the comparisons stop there. Through 44 games the Portland Trail Blazers are 18-26. The statement has now been pretty much true for two consecutive seasons (they were 19-25 through 44 games in 2015-16), but the narratives between them couldn’t be more contrasting. Last year, after being...
Via Blazer's Edge
14 hours ago

Beyond Rip City – NBA’s Top Storylines Entering Season’s 2nd Half

The Portland Trail Blazers entered the 2016-17 NBA season with lofty expectations. Following an unexpected second-round playoff appearance, this team was only going to get better, right? Unfortunately, Portland currently sits at 18-26 and is on the outside looking in when it comes to the Western Conference’s top eight seeds. With that in mind, this group has plenty of storylines...
Via Oregon Sports News
17 hours ago

Hornets Hand Trail Blazers Third-Straight Loss

Blazers lose by 20+, shooting 35 percent as a team. Ouch. Desperation, not BBQ, was in the air in Charlotte on Wednesday night, as the Charlotte Hornets (losers of five in a row) and the Portland Trail Blazers (2-3 in their last five games) came together— each hoping for a win to get back on track. Portland came out strong, playing with pace and aggression not seen over their...
Via Blazer's Edge
1 day ago

WATCH: Portland Trail Blazers fall 107-85 to Charlotte Hornets, game by the numbers

The Portland Trail Blazers fell 107-85 to the Charlotte Hornets at the Spectrum Center on Wednesday. The Trail Blazers are now 0-2 on their four game road trip and have lost three straight games. Damian Lillard led Portand (18-26) with 21 points, 7 rebounds and six assists. CJ McCollum added 18 points and four steams. The Trail Blazers will travel to Philadelphia to take on the...
Via The Oregonian
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The NBA's No-Man's Land: Portland Trail Blazers

Championship or bust has been the motto this past decade in the NBA. As some franchises have loaded up on stars in an attempt to win championships, others have torn their rosters down to the studs in an attempt to land the next big thing. This season has been strange because more clubs than usual find themselves firmly in NBA limbo -- neither bad enough to land a top pick nor good...
Via RealGM - NBA
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Blazers’ Offense Continues Improving

The Blazers’ offense still leads the charge, as they still can’t seem to get their defense consistent. The Portland Trail Blazers sit at 18-25 with a little over half of their games in the books. Another quarter of the season has passed, which means it’s time for another check-in. As usual, we’ll start with the offense. Team Offense Offensive Rating: 107.2, No. 9 (106...
Via Blazer's Edge
1 day ago

WATCH: Washington Wizards top Portland Trail Blazers 120-101, game by the numbers

The Portland Trail Blazers fell 120-101 to the Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center on Monday. Portland guard Damian Lillard finished with 22 points and 7 rebounds while Al-Farouq Aminu added 12 points and 5 rebounds. Washington guard Bradley Beal led all scorers with 25 points. The Trail Blazers (18-25) will face the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday in the second game of their...
Via The Oregonian
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Portland Trail Blazers stumble in 115-109 loss to Orlando Magic

Trail Blazers Evan Turner, Mason Plumlee and Damian Lillard after Portland's loss to the Orlando Magic Friday night. 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://twitter.com/Oregonian...
Via The Oregonian
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Vucevic scores season-high 30 as Magic hold off Trail Blazers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Nikola Vucevic scored a season-high 30 points and the Orlando Magic snapped a four-game losing streak, beating the Portland Trail Blazers 115-109 on Friday night.Vucevic went 13 of 18 from the floor and grabbed 10 rebounds.Elfrid Payton scored 19 points and hit a key 3-pointer with 1:17 remaining that gave Orlando some breathing room. D.J. Augustin added 15...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Snowfall in Portland affects Cavaliers, Trail Blazers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Unusually heavy snowfall affected the Portland Trail Blazers and Cleveland Cavaliers in advance of Wednesday night's game at the Moda Center. With as many as 14 inches on the ground in some spots in the Portland area, the game was still scheduled to be played. It was set to be broadcast on national television. The storm, which started Tuesday evening, dumped...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Lillard calls out D’Angelo Russell for throwing elbows

Damian Lillard has a big problem with D’Angelo Russell. The Portland Trail Blazers guard had an on-court exchange with Russell, who Lillard felt was throwing “little slick elbows” during Tuesday’s game. Lillard even went as far as to suggest that he and the Lakers guard might take care of things “in the back.” Damian Lillard with some pointed words after his on-court...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs, Blazers have issues flying to Portland because of snow

A winter storm has dumped a historic amount of snow on Portland and its surrounding areas this week, and the inclement weather has created some travel complications for two NBA teams who are scheduled to square off on Wednesday night. For whatever reason, the Cavaliers were able to land their plane at Portland International Airport late Tuesday night. ESPN’s Rachel Nichols reports...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers reportedly targeting Tyson Chandler for trade

The Portland Trail Blazers allow the third-most points per game (111.2) in the league, and word is they are looking for a player to help them with their defensive issues. ESPN’s Marc Stein reports that the Trail Blazers are targeting Phoenix Suns center and former Defensive Player of the Year Tyson Chandler for a possible trade. The 16-year veteran is averaging 7.5 points, 11...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Trail Blazers are fed up with injured Festus Ezeli’s motivational speeches

The Portland Trail Blazers paid center Festus Ezeli big money last summer to be a force under the rim, but right now all he seems to be good for is trying to provide some uplifting comments in the locker room when things are not going well. Unfortunately, those messages are not being received in a positive fashion in Portland. With Ezeli potentially out for the year with bad knees...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Frustrated Blazers told Festus Ezeli to cut out team meetings

Things are not going well in Portland. The struggling Trail Blazers are 15-21 after a summer of high hopes and expectations, and that frustration has spilled over into the locker room. Center Festus Ezeli has been something of a focal point. Ezeli was signed for two years and $15.2 million in the offseason, but knee problems have prevented him from playing a single game for the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Noah Vonleh autographs fan’s weed grinder for him

One particular Blazers fan got very resourceful when he was searching for an item to get autographed. The fan ran into Noah Vonleh in a Safeway on Monday, but unfortunately realized he had nothing to get signed by the Blazers player, and would be out of luck. He did have one thing, though: his weed grinder. The fan, Calder Johnson, told Bryan Kalbrosky of The Big Lead that Vonleh...
Via The Sports Daily
23 days ago  |  Discuss

C.J. McCollum gets NBA Cares award for November

Growing up in Canton, Ohio, C.J. McCollum viewed sports as one of the only avenues to a better life. The sweet-shooting guard became a rare success story, catapulting from Lehigh University to the NBA lottery before cementing himself as part of one of the league's best backcourts in Portland. But McCollum knows few can make it out of Canton, or any town, to the NBA, and that's...
Via Associated Press
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard throws incredible party for his old high school, continues to be a good dude

Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard is a very, very good basketball player. Off the court, he’s evidently just as good of a person. Lillard was at his old high school, Oakland High, promoting the launch of his new shoe, The Dame 3. Showcasing the shoe wasn’t the only celebration on the menu, as Lillard brought out a handful of talented hip hop aritsts to perform...
Via The Comeback
December 17, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: DeAndre Jordan, Evan Turner get into funny skirmish and ejected

DeAndre Jordan trolled Evan Turner hard during Monday’s game, and it was pretty funny to watch. Sure, it may have gotten both him and Turner ejected, but it was a different type of skirmish that we usually see on the court. Instead of a shoving match, there was a lot of pointing. Jordan blocked Turner’s layup attempt in the waning moments of the game and stood over him to rub...
Via The Sports Daily
December 13, 2016  |  Discuss
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