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These two NBA stars still live with their moms

If you made millions of dollars, lived like a star and could get any apartment or house you wanted, who would you choose as your roommate? Would you live alone? Would you invite one of your best friends from college or from growing up? Or would you still live at home with your mom?For the Trail Blazers starting backcourt, that answer is apparently easy.Yes, Damian Lillard and C.J...
Via Fox Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Playoff Heat Check – February Edition

The Portland Trail Blazers are heading into the NBA’s All-Star Break as legitimate playoff contenders. At 26-27, they’re ninth in the Western Conference—just half a game behind the No. 8 Houston Rockets—and their chances of making the postseason have seemingly increased following the (likely) season-ending foot injury to Marc Gasol. Let me repeat this for those who are just...
Via Oregon Sports News
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rockets-Trail Blazers Preview

Allen Crabbe believes the Portland Trail Blazers have learned how to lock down defensively during a surprising push that has them eyeing a playoff spot. They've already shown that ability against the high-scoring Houston Rockets. In a matchup between teams vying for eighth place in the Western Conference, the Trail Blazers hope to head into the All-Star break with their 12th win...
Via Associated Press
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: C.J. McCollum is already 2016’s Most Improved Player

The Portland Trail Blazers, in their quest for a playoff spot this season, have proven many doubters wrong who questioned their ability to remain competitive in the Western Conference.  Point guard Damian Lillard is unquestionably the team’s leader and best player, but it would be unfair to place all of their success on him alone.  One of the major keys to the Blazers’ success...
Via isportsweb.com
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Week Preview & Predictions – 2/8

Hey all. Normally, I’d break down the week the Portland Trail Blazers had before delving into the games this week, but a tragedy happened to me last week that transcends sports, transcends life itself for me. It’s about my dog Rocket. Rocket was bought by me a few years ago as a tiny puppy; she could fit in the cupped palms of my hands when we first got her. She was shy and timid...
Via Oregon Sports News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers-Grizzlies Preview

Not much was expected of the Portland Trail Blazers after losing four starters from last year's playoff team, but they've been able to rebuild on the fly. Damian Lillard led the way in the first meeting with Memphis and C.J. McCollum shined in the second before the Grizzlies finally managed to slow them in the third. Now defensive-minded Memphis looks to replicate that performance...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lillard scores 21 to help Portland beat Houston 96-79

HOUSTON (AP) Damian Lillard had 21 points and 10 assists to lead a balanced scoring attack and the Portland Trail Blazers built a big lead early and rolled to an easy 96-79 win over the Houston Rockets on Saturday. The Trail Blazers were up by 19 at halftime and scored the first six points of the third quarter to make it 61-36 with about 10 minutes left in the quarter. James...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan incredible alley-oop slam dunk against Trail Blazers

As the Raptors continue their amazing start to the regular season, DeMar DeRozan will take part in the All-Star Game for the second time in his career as Toronto hosts the event this year. Tonight, the Raptors faced off against the Portland Trail Blazers and in the first quarter, Kyle Lowry was able to find DeRozan for an amazing alley-oop dunk: DeMar DeRozan, everybody! *** DeRozan...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: Damian Lillard is 2016’s biggest All-Star snub

For the second year in a row, Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard was not selected to be in the NBA All-Star Game.  Thankfully, he got to replace an injured Blake Griffin in last year’s contest, but this year, Lillard is on the outside looking in as he prepares to watch the game from home for the first time since his rookie year. Lillard was once again snubbed from...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: Does Damian Lillard make the All-Star team?

This year’s starters for the All-Star Game in Toronto were announced last Friday, Jan. 22. The starting guards in the Western Conference are Stephen Curry and Russell Westbrook. With Damian Lillard missing out on the fan vote, this begs the question of whether or not he will make the All-Star squad as a reserve via the coaches’ vote. The day after the All-Star starters were announced...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers guard C.J. McCollum launching high school journalism program

In recent years, a rising chorus of professional athletes has expressed disdain for the media that cover them. C.J. McCollum is going in a different direction. The Trail Blazers guard, enjoying a career year with 20.8 points per game, has launched a journalism program for students at nearby Madison High School. According to The Oregonian, McCollum’s program will be called “C...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Shut Down DeMarcus Cousins, Beat Sacramento Kings 112-97

Fresh off setting the top mark for scoring in an NBA game this season and breaking single game franchise record with 56 points, DeMarcus Cousins looked to continue his recent hot streak against the Trail Blazers.  His blazing trail did end in the Rose City for Cousins as Portland limited him to 4-21 shooting and shot 9-17 from the free throw line, finishing with only 17 points...
Via The Sports Journal
14 days ago  |  Discuss

You may not know about C.J. McCollum now, but you will soon

C.J. McCollum spots up from the left wing. He’s far beyond the arc. It doesn’t matter. He sinks it. Blazers lead the Wizards 7-0.Only three minutes later, he heads to the same spot but this time, he’s farther back. He retrieves the ball, clearly feels hot, leaves his feet again. For a second time, swish. Portland now up 11.That’s been routine this year. The 20-26 Trail Blazers...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t expect Damian Lillard in Toronto if he’s not an All-Star

It’s all or nothing for Portland Trail Blazers star point guard Damian Lillard. If he isn’t named one of the reserves for the 2016 All-Star game, don’t expect him to be in Toronto that weekend. Damian Lillard said that if he isn’t selected as an All-Star he does not plan to be in the 3-point shootout or in Toronto at all. — Erik Gundersen (@blazerbanter) January 25...
Via The Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Portland's Stotts the best teacher in the NBA?

The Portland Trail Blazers are not contending for a championship this season, but their head coach, Terry Stotts, won't let his players believe anything different. Every day he preaches the playoffs, and once you're in the playoffs, absolutely everything stays on the table.Here's more on the job Stotts is doing with this young Trail Blazers roster, per The Columbian:Portland's offense...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Neil Olshey, Portland Trail Blazers Won’t Talk ‘Playoffs, Lottery’

On Jan. 15, Oregon Sports News’ Patrick McEachern came to the conclusion that the Portland Trail Blazers “simply cannot make the playoffs this year.” That decision, which was intended to mean they should choose not to make the playoffs, stemmed from an internal debate regarding the postseason versus the lottery—a debate that general manager Neil Olshey apparently hasn’t...
Via Oregon Sports News
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Blazers' Unusual Rebuild

As quickly as the Portland Trail Blazers transformed themselves from a 33-win team in 12-13 to a 50-win playoff team in both 13-14 and 14-15, the franchise just as quickly begins another rebuilding process. The Blazers lost four of their five starters, as well as their 6th man in the offseason. The Blazers did offset the complete change of course by signing Damian Lillard to a maximum...
Via RealGM - NBA
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard releases rap song in honor of MLK Day

Like many NBA players before him, Damian Lillard makes rap songs on the side. Unlike most NBA players before him, Damian Lillard is really good at rapping. The Trailblazers point guard released a song called “Bigger Than Us” in honor of Martin Luther King Day condemning racism and police brutality and demanding change while also praising the work of previous civil rights...
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard has Portland thinking playoffs

Last season was odd for the Portland Trail Blazers. They went 51-31 and made the playoffs, but lost in the first round to the Memphis Grizzlies. The Trail Blazers could not capture the magic they had in the 2014 playoffs, when they won their first postseason series since the year 2000. In the 2015 playoffs, they struggled against the slow, grind-it-out pace of the Grizzlies. Then...
Via Crossover Chronicles
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers’ CJ McCollum acknowledges trade chatter

For now, the Portland Trail Blazers don’t have any plans to trade breakout star CJ McCollum. There’s a general theory budding, though, that Portland should dangle the guard on the open market ahead of the February 18 NBA trade deadline and sell high to get more help in the frontcourt. John Canzano of the Oregonian suggested as much in a recent column. In an interesting turn of...
Via The Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland’s portal of opportunity is open after a wild Wednesday

The Portland Trail Blazers have not been at the forefront of the race for the No. 8 playoff seed in the Western Conference this season. That might soon change. Heck, Wednesday night might have already altered the dynamic in the wild, wild West. While the extremely bipolar Sacramento Kings — winners in Toronto, Indiana, and Oklahoma City — fell behind the New Orleans Pelicans...
Via Crossover Chronicles
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Damian Lillard Score 17 Points in Three Minutes

Do not let Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard get into a groove. This should be fairly obvious, but the Oklahoma City Thunder let it happen anyway, and this was the result: That’s 17 points in three minutes. Just like that. Damian had only scored 14 before that outburst, which helped lead the Blazers to a 115-110 win. “Lillard Time” is becoming quite the occasion in...
Via The Comeback
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Jason Kidd to undergo hip surgery, out indefinitely

The Milwaukee Bucks really are trying their hardest to channel their inner Golden State Warriors. Bucks head coach Jason Kidd indicated after the team’s win over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday that he will be out indefinitely and is going to undergo right hip surgery on Monday: Jason Kidd will undergo right hip surgery on Monday in New York and be out indefinite time period. Joe...
Via Sportsnaut
December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

92-year-old Trail Blazers fan gets wish, meets Damian Lillard

A 92-year-old Portland Trail Blazers superfan named Merle attended her first game on Thursday night. Her favorite player is Damian Lillard and she was holding out hope she would get the chance to meet the star player. Courtesy of a social media movement featuring a plea via hashtag, her wish came true. A post on Twitter from Vital Life, a foundation “supports causes and resources...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
November 06, 2015  |  Discuss

C.J. McCollum primed for a big year

Some people are just born to put the ball in the basket. In 2012, I went to Lehigh University to visit my sister. The college life was exhilarating, but the highlight of the trip was undoubtedly attending a Mountain Hawks basketball game. Why? I got the chance to watch C.J. McCollum.  Ironically, Lehigh suffered one of its few losses on the night of my visit, but defeat failed...
Via The Sports Quotient
November 04, 2015  |  Discuss
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