Are The Portland Trail Blazers Turning The Corner? December Will Tell

The Portland Trail Blazers had won four out of the last five games before Wednesday night’s loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.  Before this five-game stretch, they had lost five of the previous six games, four of which came on a lengthy east coast road trip. After poor play on the defensive end of the floor, the Blazers are giving up an average of 112.5 points per game.  But in the...
Via Oregon Sports News
6 hours ago

Bucks fans taunt Damian Lillard with ‘SoundCloud Rapper’ chant (Video)

Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard left Milwaukee with both a loss and a bruised ego on Wednesday. The two-time All-Star was shooting free throws in the first quarter of the eventual 115-107 defeat for Portland when he was pelted by chants of “SoundCloud Rapper” from the Bucks fans.
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trailing Lofty Expectations

Few expected the 2015 Trail Blazers to win much, yet they ended up tallying 44 wins. But they haven't been able to make another leap so far this season. It will be up to star point guard Damian Lillard to lead the young core group to more success.
Via Sports On Earth
1 day ago

Portland Trail Blazers Fear the Deer, Milwaukee Bucks Prevail 115-107

The Portland Trail Blazers could not recover from a 16-point third quarter deficit and fall to the Milwaukee Bucks, 115-107 The Milwaukee Bucks rode a 34-18 third quarter advantage to a 115-107 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers at the BMO Bradley Center tonight. The Bucks shot well all night, finishing at 53 percent, and drilled an uncharacteristic seven 3-pointers in the second...
Via Blazer's Edge
1 day ago

Portland Trail Blazers Showing Signs They Can Win With More Than Just Offense

There was 6:50 to play in the fourth quarter. With the Chicago Bulls down five coming out of a timeout, Jimmy Butler stood at the top of the three-point line, ball in hand. Evan Turner was the lone soul in charge of keeping him from the cup. Butler juked right, went left. Turner stayed with him through the dance, but fell behind when it became a sprint. Chicago’s best player put...
Via Oregon Sports News
3 days ago

Aminu active for Trail Blazers

CHICAGO (AP) Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu is active for their game against the Chicago Bulls after being sidelined by a left calf injury. Coach Terry Stotts says Aminu will be restricted to around 20 minutes Monday night ''depending on how it goes.'' Aminu started the first eight games of the season before he got hurt Nov. 8 against Phoenix. He is averaging...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Al-Farouq Aminu Returns to the Trail Blazers Just in Time

Al-Farouq Aminu makes his returns from injury tonight for the Trail Blazers, and it couldn't come at a better time for a team struggling to defend. After a missing a 13-game stretch with a calf injury - during which the Trail Blazers played some downright atrocious defense - Al-Farouq Aminu is probable for tonight’s game against the Chicago Bulls, the first game of a five-game...
Via Blazer's Edge
4 days ago

Portland Winterhawks, Near The Halfway Point Of The Regular Season, Continue To Fight For A Playoff Spot

One of the toughest schedules for the Portland Winterhawks happened at a time where the team was desperate to get some distance between the bottom of the division and in the hunt to be in the mix for a playoff spot. The Hawks are nearing the halfway point of the season and have had some solid successes, but needed a breakout to get them back in the fold. To do that this week, the...
Via Oregon Sports News
4 days ago

WATCH: Postgame report: Trail Blazers hold off Miami Heat 99-92

The Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Miami Heat 99-92 at the Moda Center on Saturday night. Damian Lillard led the Trail Blazers (11-10) with 19 points and six assists, CJ McCollum finished with 17 points and four assists and Moe Harkless added 17 points and seven rebounds. Miami's Hassan Whiteside finished 28 points and 16 rebounds while Goran Dragic added 18 points and nine...
Via The Oregonian
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Damian Lillard says Trail Blazers showed 'great character' in win over Miami

Damian Lillard says Trail Blazers showed 'great character' in win over Miami
Via The Oregonian
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lillard has 19 and Blazers defeat Heat 99-92

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Damian Lillard scored 19 points and CJ McCollum added 17, including a pair of key late baskets, to rally the Portland Trail Blazers to a 99-92 victory over the Miami Heat on Saturday night. Hassan Whiteside led all scorers with 28 points and 18 rebounds for the Heat, who missed out on their first three-game winning streak of the season. Whiteside's follow...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat stumble in waning minutes, fall to Trail Blazers in nail-biter

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Damian Lillard scored 19 points and CJ McCollum added 17, including a pair of key late baskets, to rally the Portland Trail Blazers to a 99-92 victory over the Miami Heat on Saturday night.Hassan Whiteside led all scorers with 28 points and 18 rebounds for the Heat, who missed out on their first three-game winning streak of the season.Whiteside's follow shot...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Trail Blazers use defense to spark offense in win over Pacers

Moe Harkless, Mason Plumlee and Damian Lillard after the Portland Trail Blazers blew out the Indiana Pacers 131-109 Wednesday. Get complete Portland Trail Blazers coverage at Subscribe! See more on our website: Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter...
Via The Oregonian
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: The defense needs to improve

After starting off the season a strong 7-4, the Portland Trail Blazers have lost six of their past eight games.  Last night at home, they fell 130-114 to the Houston Rockets, with star point guard James Harden dropping 38 on them.  It’s no question that defense has been the biggest issue for the Blazers in this past stretch, as they’ve let up an average of 117 points per game...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cavs’ Kevin Love scores NBA-record 34 points in 1st quarter

In the first quarter of tonight’s Trail Blazers-Cavaliers game in Cleveland, the Blazers scored 31 points, a pretty high total. And they were outscored by one player on the Cavs! Cavs forward Kevin Love dropped a ridiculous 34 points (!!!!), good for an NBA record in the first quarter. It’s the second-best quarter in NBA history (Golden State’s Klay Thompson scored 37 in a...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Blazers look to trade for a center?

Interior D is one of the major issues plaguing the 8-8 Portland Trail Blazers this season, and they may turn to the trade market in an attempt to remedy it. ESPN’s Zach Lowe said on Wednesday that “Portland looks ripe for a trade," noting general manager Neil Olshey’s pursuit of Hassan Whiteside this past offseason as well as his “well-documented fondness” for classic...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard on Trail Blazers: ‘We kind of suck right now’

Damian Lillard didn’t mince words when characterizing how the Portland Trail Blazers have been a middling squad so far this season amid high expectations, summing up his opinion by saying, “We kind of suck right now.” Lillard made the brutal assessment shortly after the Blazers dropped to 7-6 after losing Thursday night to the Houston Rockets by a score of 126-109. “We...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Managing Portland's Crowded Center Rotation

Playing center alongside Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum isn't all that different than playing center alongside James Harden. You'll have to be prepared to set numerous screens per possession, play with high energy on defense to compensate for penetration, and almost never have a play run for you. It sounds harsh, but you're essentially a prop existing on the court to help your...
Via RealGM - NBA
November 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle: Dirk Nowitzki will be ‘out for a while’ with Achilles injury

Dirk Nowitzki’s 19th season in the league is already off to a rough start. Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle said that Nowitzki, who was forced to exit Friday’s loss to the Portland Trail Blazers early, will be “out for a while” as the team is shutting him down for at least a week, per Bobby Karalla of Rick Carlisle said Dirk will be "out for a while...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 05, 2016  |  Discuss

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