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NWSB managing editor Q brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recaps Monday night’s game between the Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers. While the team is extremely unlikely to get a playoff berth at this point, it will be interesting to see if they keep fighting under Coach Canales. Golden State will travel to take on the Blazers in the Rose Garden Wednesday night.
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Oregon Live reporter Mike Tokito today is reporting that LaMarcus Aldridge and team trainer Jay Jensen few to Vail, Colo., to have his ailing hip evaluated by specialist Marc Phillipon, the team announced.
Aldridge will not be with the team when practice begins at 11 a.m. today, and his status for Wednesday's game against Golden State is questionable.
Aldridge had what the...
Top Blazers – Last 7 Days
Ever since the trade deadline, many have been quick to put a fork in the Portland TrailBlazers season. For good reason too, losing a coach and two work horse type players would crush any team, let alone this Blazers team.
Yet, each and every week, we see a glimmer of the potential this Portland team had to start the season, some even thought they had a...
HOUSTON It's never easy. The challenge is ceaseless and moments of elation cannot linger because humility always lurks around the bend.
The Rockets have suffered their share of jarring wake-up calls, and they have been slapped with reminders that surrendering to complacency and fatigue often yields disappointment. They were joyous with what they accomplished in Chicago, Los...
Houston Rockets forward Luis Scola recently tried to do something that he had not done all season: he attempted a dunk.
During Sunday night's game against the Sacramento Kings, the Rockets found themselves on a 4-on-1 fast break near the end of the first half. Rockets guard Courtney Lee passed it to Scola, who decided to attempt a one-handed dunk over Kings center DeMarcus...
Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge is traveling to Colorado to have his sore right hip examined.
The team says trainer Jay Jensen will accompany Aldridge to the examination Tuesday in Vail, Colo.
Aldridge had an MRI on the hip late last month, but the results were negative. He has blamed the soreness on the grind of the lockout-shortened season and physical play....
Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge will have surgery on his right hip and miss the rest of the season.
The team said Thursday no date has been set for the arthroscopic procedure, which will repair a slight labral tear. Aldridge says he has had pain for about two weeks and is unsure how the injury occurred.
''I'm just happy we know what it is now and we can move...
No one is going to blame LaMarcus Aldridge if he can’t finish out the remaining eight games on the Portland Trail Blazers schedule. If anything, he might actually be applauded for the decision.
Because after everything else that has gone wrong for Portland this season, risking further damage to Aldridge’s lingering right hip is the last stroke of bad luck this franchise...
Goran Dragic scored 22 points and the Houston Rockets completed a perfect four-game road trip with a 94-89 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night.
Chase Budinger added 15 points off the bench for the Rockets, who beat the Bulls, Lakers and Kings before visiting Portland.
Houston (32-25), jockeying for playoff position in the Western Conference, has won six of its...
NBA Matchup Insight
The Portland TrailBlazers are 4.5 games out of the last playoff spot in the West and while the Warriors are reeling they have a shot tonight since LaMarcus Aldridge may miss this game with a hip injury.
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Golden State Warriors (22-34) at Portland Blazers (27-31)
When: 10:30 PM ET, Wednesday...
Jamal Crawford scored a season-high 34 points, Wesley Matthews had two baskets in the final minute and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Golden State Warriors 118-110 Wednesday night despite missing All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge.
J.J. Hickson added 23 points and 13 rebounds, and Matthews finished with 18 points for Portland. Raymond Felton had 16 points and 10 assists.
I have a hard time lumping all NBA "busts" into one category. To me, the harsh classification of the word bust should be reserved for guys like Kwame Brown and Darius Miles. High draft picks, loaded with potential, who simply played a particularly poor version of NBA basketball throughout the life of their NBA careers.
For guys like Greg Oden, who get hurt, stay hurt and...
A couple nights ago, Houston Rockets forward Luis Scola tried to get himself on the highlight films by throwing down a poster dunk on Kings center DeMarcus Cousins.Sadly for Luis, his legs betrayed him and the dunk drew iron:
A perfect four-game road trip helped the Houston Rockets move into sixth place in the Western Conference. The next five games could determine if they can stay there.
The surging Rockets begin an important stretch Wednesday night against the visiting Utah Jazz.
Houston (32-25) faced a very tough task in opening its trip with stops in Chicago and Los Angeles to face the Lakers. The...