WATCH: Clippers guard Rivers returns to game after 11 stitches to eye

Austin Rivers has been heavily criticized throughout his NBA career, but no basketball fan can speak ill of the effort he gave during Friday night’s playoff loss to the Portland Trailblazers. Rivers, filling in for the injured Chris Paul, scored 21 points and dished out eight assists, grabbed six rebounds, and didn’t turn the ball over on the night. He finished +2 overall in...
Via College Spun
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: John Canzano: Trail Blazers-Clippers was worth the price of admission

The Oregonian/OregonLive sports columnist John Canzano on the Trail Blazers' win over the Clippers in an entertaining first-round series.
Via The Oregonian
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum after Trail Blazers eliminate Clippers in Game 6

Portland Trail Blazers guards Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum after Portland's 106-103 win over the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 6 Friday. The win advanced the Blazers to the Western Conference semifinals, where they will face the defending NBA
Via The Oregonian
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Terry Stotts on matchup vs. Warrors: "It's going to be a challenge"

Terry Stotts on matchup vs. Warrors: "It's going to be a challenge"
Via The Oregonian
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

A-Blazin': Portland Finishes Off Clippers

Damian Lillard scored 28 points and the Portland Trail Blazers advanced to the Western Conference semifinals by holding off the resilient Los Angeles Clippers 106-103 on Friday night to claim the first-round playoff series 4-2.
Via Sports On Earth
14 hours ago

Trail Blazers Grind It Out To Win Series And Advance To Western Conference Semis

PORTLAND — It wasn’t easy, but usually that’s the way things go in an elimination game. Though it came down to the final seconds, the Portland Trail Blazers were able to defeat an undermanned Clippers team 106-103 Friday night at the Moda Center in Game Six of their first round playoff series. With the win, the Trail Blazers take the series 4-2 and move on to face the Golden...
Via Forward Center
14 hours ago

WATCH: Austin Rivers bloody after nasty elbow to head

Austin Rivers was down with a nasty cut around his eye after taking an inadvertent elbow to the head during Game 6 of the Clippers’ series with the Trail Blazers on Friday night. Rivers was going after a rebound when Al Farouq-Aminu caught him with an elbow around the eye: Rivers received a total of 11 stitches for cuts above and below his eye. According to ESPN’s Lisa Salters...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers Ignore The Notion Of Inevitability Going Into Game Six

When the Western Conference first round series between the Trail Blazers and Clippers started, many assumed it would be a quick affair, with the Clippers eventually moving on to face the Golden State Warriors in the second round. And after Warriors point guard Stephen Curry suffered a knee injury that will keep the reigning MVP sidelined for the start of the second round, much of...
Via Forward Center
1 day ago

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Portland Trail Blazers: Game 6 preview and prediction

The Portland Trail Blazers are currently one win away from advancing to the Western Conference Semifinals.  This is the same team that lost four of its five starters this summer.  It’s the team that everyone wrote off before the season started, and then when they made it to the postseason, everyone doubted them off a second time.  With a decisive 108-98 Game 5 victory on the...
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The Trail Blazers embrace their rite of playoff passage in Los Angeles

Sports always carry a richly psychological component, but for the Portland Trail Blazers, the between-the-ears reality of high-stakes competition was never more profound than on Wednesday night. In Game 5 of the Western Conference first round against the Los Angeles Clippers, the Trail Blazers figured to win. Chris Paul and Blake Griffin were out. J.J. Redick was far from 100 percent...
Via Crossover Chronicles
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers fans arrive late to Staples Center for Game 5 vs Blazers

The Los Angeles Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers entered Wednesday night’s Western Conference first round Game 5 match-up knotted up at 2-2. However, the fans there for opening tip at 7:00 pm PST made it seem like the Clippers and Blazers were playing a meaningless game in mid-March between two non-playoff teams. Late arriving crowd at Staples Center for the early 7pm start...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers zing DeAndre Jordan on Twitter over horrible free throw

DeAndre Jordan is one of the worst free throw shooters in the NBA, and the Los Angeles Clippers big man put his shortcomings on full display during Monday night’s loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. And the Blazers let him hear it via their official Twitter account: Our staff is currently looking into the wind issue inside the arena. Should have a report soon.
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chris Paul could be out for playoffs with hand injury

Chris Paul suffered a broken hand during the Clippers’ Game 4 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday, and now the prognosis for the injury does not sound good. ESPN’s J.A. Adande reports that a source told him the injury could knock CP3 out for the remainder of the postseason: A source said Chris Paul is "most likely" out for the rest of the playoffs because of the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

adidas D Lillard 2 PDX Carpet

For the second time in as many years. Trail Blazers guard and three stripes athlete Damian Lillard pays respect to the most famous carpet in American aviation with the adidas D Lillard 2 PDX Carpet colorway. Keep it locked here for an official drop date to cop. The post adidas D Lillard 2 PDX Carpet appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers players do not know their Taylor Swift songs

When you think about the music most likely to be filling up the iPods of NBA players, odds are not many of you would include Taylor Swift. After witnessing an in-game "Name That Tune" gimmick run by the Portland Trail Blazers, there may be some empirical evidence to back that assumption up. Apparently the Blazers aren't Taylor Swift fans. — Eric Griffith...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lillard has 32 and Blazers beat Clippers 96-88 in Game 3

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Damian Lillard scored 32 points and the Portland Trail Blazers found their offense at home, beating the Los Angeles Clippers 96-88 on Saturday night to pull within 2-1 in the Western Conference first-round series. Newly crowned Most Improved Player CJ McCollum added 27 points for Portland, which snapped a five-game losing streak to the Clippers going back to...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Portland stars are making a documentary about the infamous 'Jail Blazers'

Few NBA teams have been as fascinating as the Portland Trail Blazers of the early 2000s. Better known as the "Jail Blazers," those Portland teams not only won big (making two Western Conference finals) but were filled with controversial personalities like Rasheed Wallace, Zach Randolph and others.They truly were a one-of-a-kind, impossible-to-duplicate team. And now, get ready America...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers' C.J. McCollum named NBA's Most Improved Player

The NBA rolled out another of its postseason awards Friday when it announced that Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum has been named its Most Improved Player.McCollum  received 101 first-place votes and 559 total points, easily outpacing Hornets guard Kemba Walker, who finished second overall and had just seven first-place votes and 166 total points. McCollum, 24, blossomed...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Why The Portland Trail Blazers Should Win Three Of The Major Postseason Awards

With the NBA regular season coming to a close last night, and the playoffs still a few days away, it’s time to take a moment to reflect on the NBA season at hand and pass out some hardware. Most year’s there are many more deserving candidates than spots on the ballot, and this year is no exception. Because of this fact, it’s hard to say there is a right choice or a wrong choice...
Via Oregon Sports News
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Season Player Grades – Part Two

With the regular season now at an end for the Portland Trail Blazers, it’s time for the most cliché thing a blowhard with a keyboard like me can think of: Player Grades! We did the five players that played the most minutes per game this season yesterday. Today, we grade the performances of the rest of the players that played at least 10 minutes per game this season. This requirement...
Via Oregon Sports News
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Season Grades – Part One

With the Portland Trail Blazers’ regular season ending tonight, and the postseason about to start this weekend, it’s time for the most cliché thing a blowhard behind a keyboard like me can think of: Player Grades! To expedite the process, I’m going to take a look at the 10 players that played double-digit minutes per game this season. Those excluded are either little-used...
Via Oregon Sports News
17 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA flameout Adam Morrison has a doomsday bunker

Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Kyle Wiltjer recently revealed that Adam Morrison, who starred at Gonzaga before flaming out in the NBA, apparently has a doomsday bunker all set up because he fears an impending apocalypse. "The guy is fully equipped if there was an apocalypse,” Wiltjer said on a recent Pardon My Take podcast, via For the Win. “He’s got food stationed away. Everything...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard and the value of emotion

How do we measure the value of emotion? Not the emotion of a single player, but the emotion a single player can elicit during the course of a game. In our current hoops coverage landscape, so much of the attention is given to empirical data to separate the bad from the good, and the good from the great (with reason, I should add). The numbers, however, often remove a layers of humanity...
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March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

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