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NBA Notes: Steve Blake, Chris Kaman Stabilize Blazers’ Bench

Stats are for losers, but for the last two seasons, the lack of stats coming from their bench prevented the Portland Trail Blazers from being winners what it mattered. The Blazers look like a shoo-in for the NBA playoffs, but thanks to a revitalized bench they could do more than just make the postseason field. Steve Blake and Chris Kaman have filled a void...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ankle Insurance: Steve Blake catches Evan Turner slipping

Evan Turner has earned repeat offender status after getting caught for an unpaid bill by Steve Blake. Blake told Turner to pay up before the game, but Turner wasn’t having that. Blake made him understand how important having Ankle Insurance was on the lords day. His right to left crossover put Turner in a spin cycle and Blake hit the three. I hate it had to be you ET. The cross...
Via The Front Office News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Week Preview – 11/24

The Portland Trail Blazers are making a habit of keeping things interesting this season. Although they whupped on the shorthanded Chicago Bulls on Friday, the other two games they had last week were close games against inferior teams, teams with great chances to win late. The negative view is that the Blazers were sluggishly coasting, thinking they could just waltz into a place like...
Via Oregon Sports News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Portland Winterhawks’ True Home – Veterans Memorial Coliseum

This column written by Kyle Martinak of, a partner of Oregon Sports News Every few years there are rumblings in Portland that the most historic building in the Rose Quarter is going to be razed to the ground and replaced by something like a state-of-the-art ballpark or a state-of-the-art shopping center with a state-of-the-art coffee bar. It never seems to happen...
Via Oregon Sports News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Recap: Cs Struggle again in 4th, Fall to Trail Blazers

The Celtics held one of the NBA’s top offenses under 100 points Sunday night, but struggled on the offensive end and lost 94-88. As to be expected, LaMarcus Aldridge led the way for the Trail Blazers with 20 points and 14 rebounds, while Chris Kaman had 16 off the bench and Steve Blake chipped in 11. The Trail Blazers have now won 7 in a row. Jeff Green and Jared Sullinger led...
Via Red's Army
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Taj Gibson Severely Sprain His Ankle vs. Trail Blazers

Taj Gibson, filling in for an injured Pau Gasol, left Friday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers after spraining his ankle. Gibson is listed as day-to-day.  (Via Chicago Tribune) I really have to get it strong because it hurts my athleticism, not being able to do certain things. It’s frustrating because everyone knows how I […] The post Taj Gibson Severely Sprain His...
Via Diehardsport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers-Celtics Preview

The Portland Trail Blazers have proven unbeatable over the last two weeks with Damian Lillard leading the charge. The Boston Celtics haven't been able to get it together. Portland opens a three-game road trip seeking a seventh consecutive win and fourth in a row over the Celtics on Sunday. The Trail Blazers (9-3) have outscored opponents by an average of 12.0 points during their...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Dunleavy Was About To Get His Ass Beat For Hard Foul On Damian Lillard (Video)

Against the Portland Trail Blazers, instead of contesting the shot like a normal defensive player would, Chicago Bulls shooting guard Mike Dunleavy decided to literally tackle Damian Lillard while shooting a three-pointer. The hard foul immediately caught the eye of Lillard’s teammate Wesley Matthews. Matthews closed in quickly and almost shoved Dunleavy out of his jersey, but...
Via Blog Surface
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Dunleavy’s flagrant foul on Damian Lillard leads to scuffle

Mike Dunleavy of the Chicago Bulls isn’t known as a dirty player, but after tonight’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers he may looked at differently. During the third quarter, Damian Lillard spotted up for a three-pointer after LaMarcus Aldridge scooped up a loose ball and kicked it out. Dunleavy closed out on Lillard with two hands in the air and basically tackled Dame...
Via Pass The Pill
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New And Improved Portland Trail Blazers Bench Has Been Key To Early Season Success

One of the biggest stories of the 2013-14 NBA season was the reemergence of the Portland Trail Blazers from the dregs of the NBA lottery back into the national spotlight. The All-Star duo of LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard led the way, but this was no two-man show. Fellow starters Nicolas Batum, Wesley Matthews and Robin Lopez all had career years and, together, helped round...
Via Oregon Sports News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Trailblazers Injury Update: CJ McCollum broke finger in three places, will not need surgery

The Portland Trail Blazers head in to Friday's game against the Chicago Bulls coming off a 102-93 win over the New Orleans Pelicans.  Damian Lillardlead the Trail Blazers with 24 points and seven assists. The win improved the Trail Blazers to 8-3, first in the Northwest Division. On the injury front, backup shooting guard C.J. McCollum broke his finger in three places on Monday...
Via NBA Injury News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Betting Odds For 2014-15 Season

Betting odds for the Portland Trail Blazers' 2014-15 season.
Via Gamedayr
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers G McCollum out indefinitely with fractured finger

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum fractured his right index finger during Monday night's victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. The Blazers did not say when McCollum was expected to return, but he will be reevaluated in four weeks. McCollum broke his finger when he grabbed an offensive rebound and was fouled by Eric Gordon in the fourth quarter. The second...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis posterizes Robin Lopez on alley oop (Video)

New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis finished a fast break alley oop with a monster slam dunk that posterized Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez during the first quarter of Monday night's game at the Moda Center.Davis scored 31 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, but the Trail Blazers beat the Pelicans 102-93.Video via G4NBAVideos. This post appeared first on...
Via Holdout Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Meyers Leonard Shifts Philosophy From 'Brute' Center To Stretch Forward

Meyer Leonard was unsure of himself in his first two NBA seasons, when he was asked to be a traditional back-to-the-basket center. This season, Leonard has shown development in his shooting and has a more defined role as a shooting big man who can stretch the defense. "There are a lot of things I feel like that have gone against me,'' Leonard said. "And people are...
Via RealGM
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers Injury Update: Nicolas Batum hopes to return for Monday's game against the Pelicans

The Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Brooklyn Nets last night by the score of 97-87. It was the fourth straight win for the Trail Blazers, who improved to 7-3 on the season, first in the Northwest Division. Damian Lillard lead the Trail Blazers with 28 points on 8-of-14 shooting from the floor, to go along with ten assists. Nicolas Batum missed the game due to a knee contusion...
Via Sports Injury Alert
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers Injury Update: LaMarcus Aldridge is 'doubtful' for tonight's game against the Nets

The Portland Trail Blazers enter Saturday's game against the Brooklyn Nets coming off a 130-113 win over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday. At 6-3 on the season, the Trail Blazers sit on top in the Northwest Division. The Trail Blazers could be without leading scorer LaMarcus Aldridge due to a respiratory illness. Aldridge had 12 points, seven rebounds and six blocked shots in...
Via NBA Injury News
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard's "Swingman" takes role as body double too seriously (Video)

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard is the latest athlete to get his own body double as part of the advertising campaign for the Adidas Swingman line of NBA jerseys.In this online commercial, Lillard respects his "Swingman" body double's commitment to his craft, as both are perfectionists.  However, watching the "Swingman" copy his every move, both...
Via Holdout Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Bird drops 49 in 2OT thriller vs Blazers

March 15th, 1992. The Portland Trailblazers were making their one & only visit of the season to the Garden and the C’s had revenge on their minds. Back in November, the Blazers blew out Boston 116-90 in a wire-to-wire victory, handing Boston it’s third straight loss. Boston was once again on a losing streak when the Blazers came to town. The C’s had dropped their previous...
Via Red's Army
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers Injury Update: Nicolas Batum has been ruled 'out' for tonight's game against the Nuggets

Portland Trail Blazers small forward Nicolas Batum will not play tonight against the Nuggets after it was revealed that his right knee contusion has not yet healed completely. The injury occurred during Sunday's contest, also against the Nuggets, when Batum went down with a minute left in the game.Gina Colleccia via Wikimedia CommonsThe seventh-year veteran from France needed...
Via NBA Injury News
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Two Good Plays from the Cavs Loss in Portland

The Cavs played like a turd sandwich in Portland last night, which is fitting since yesterday was Election Day.1 I don’t want to rehash the gory details of the game any more than I want to hand count voting ballots (Kirk handled that bit of dirty work), so in lieu of that, I want to look at two good plays that happened during the Cavs loss to the Blazers. Maybe there were more...
Via Waiting For Next Year
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazer’s Edge rejects second-tier media credential from Trail Blazers

One of the most popular and most successful team blogs in all of sports won’t have a voice in the locker room this season. Blazer’s Edge, the Portland Trail Blazers blog in the SB Nation network, is refusing media credentials from the team in the wake of a new two-tier policy. The Blazers changed their credential policy this season, allowing the same access as always to traditional...
Via Awful Announcing
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Set To Release Thomas Robinson

Next season power forward Thomas Robinson might not be playing with the Portland Trail Blazers.. A close source tells Yahoo Sports that the Portland Trail Blazers will not be picking up Thomas Robinson  in the fourth-year option worth $4.6 million and he will become an unrestricted free agent by next Summer. The 23-year-old forward was drafted by the Sacramento Kings in the 2012...
Via Basketball Bicker
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Robin Lopez Answers Player Questionnaire Like He’s An Old-Timey Dude From 1928

Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez decided to kick it old school when he answered a player questionnaire….like right around the Great Depression old school. How do we know this? Well, he said the song he has on repeat right now was done by this dude… His favorite vacation destination? Here’s looking at Casablanca or [&hellip (Visited 2 times, 4 visits today) The...
Via No Coast Bias
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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