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If the season ended today, the Portland Trail Blazers would be in the NBA Western Conference Playoffs. At the beginning of the season, not too many would have guessed this to be possible. With that said, there is of course a lot of season left. But this team has demonstrated, grit, poise, and the will to win. If they continue to play this scrappy brand of basketball, there is no reason to think they couldn’t end up in the playoffs.
Routinely, games come down to the final buzzer. In the last six games, the most a game has been decided by is six points. Thursday verses the Miami Heat, Wesley Matthews hit a corner three to edge out the defending NBA Champs 92-90. Sunday night against the explosive Oklahoma City Thunder, they narrowly lost getting nudged out in the final seconds, losing 87-83 at the Rose Garden.
What is most impressive is that the Blazers are playing like they expect to win and they are maximizing their talent. They are still hindered by a lack of depth on th...
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The Portland Trail Blazers visited ORACLE Arena Jan. 11 in a matchup with the Golden State Warriors, and if you haven’t heard about Damian Lillard’s performance, let me be the first to tell you that he absolutely torched the opposing defense.
Having shot 7-of-12 from the three-point line, Damian Lillard finished with a career-high 37 points in his return...
After winning 10 of their last 13 games, the Portland Trail Blazers ran in to a bit of adversity this past week. With three out of their four games at home during the week, Portland was hoping to build on its already impressive season record.
The week started out strong with a gutsy overtime victory over the pesky Orlando Magic, a team who played a lot better than their...
The Portland Trail Blazers split a back-to-back against the Miami Heat and the Golden State Warriors heading into the weekend, but things aren’t slowing down, as the Oklahoma City Thunder are set to enter the Rose Garden Sunday night.
Matchup: Portland (20-16) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (28-8)
Venue: Rose Garden
Time: 6:00 PM PT
Date: Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013
End of a tough stretch
The Portland Trail Blazers have faced the Miami Heat, Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder in consecutive games, and now they head to Mile-High City to take on the ultra-athletic Denver Nuggets.
Matchup: Portland (20-17) @ Denver Nuggets (23-16)
Venue: Pepsi Center
Time: 6:00 PM PT
Date: Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013
If there’s a tougher four-game stretch...
Check out Portland Trailblazer shooting guard Will Barton as he goes coast-to-coast to block what seemed to be an easy layup from Oklahoma City Thunder guard DeAndre Liggins. Not only did the block stop Liggins from scoring, it caused the ball to get stuck between the basket and the rim. The Thunder went on to [...]
Coming off a big win against the Miami Heat that saw them cement themselves as playoff contenders in the Western Conference, the Portland Trail Blazers tried to rally against the Golden State Warriors after a slow start but came up a little short in a 103-97 loss.
The loss to the Warriors snapped Portland’s four-game win streak that saw them become one of the bigger...
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Kevin Durant scored 22 of his 33 points in the second half to lift the Oklahoma City Thunder past the Portland Trail Blazers 87-83 Sunday night at the Rose Garden. It was the eighth win in 10 games and 20th in the past 25 outings for the Thunder (29-8). The Blazers, who won 12 of their previous 16 games, saw their nine-game home winning streak end. Portland...