Found November 05, 2012 on
Taking Bad Schotz:
Prior to this year’s NBA draft most people didn’t know who Damian Lillard was. He was a two star recruit out of high school and played at Weber State for four years. Nothing really special in that, but wherever he played he was a worthy scorer and passer. He led the NCAA in scoring his senior year with 24.5 points a game. Although he hasn’t always competed against the stiffest competition, Lillard has impressed everyone who has watched him play. This is what landed him the as 6th overall pick in Portland a team who was in need of a stud guard to go along with Lamarcus Aldridge. via oregonlive.com After he was selected he headed to the NBA summer league, where all the rookies and aspiring NBA players congregate to prove themselves. Lillard definitely showed his talents by winning the co-MVP of the league averaging 26.5 points, 4 rebounds, and 5.3 assists. Then came along the NBA preseason where fans would really start seeing their teams start to shape up. Fans had a lot to be excit...
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The way LaMarcus Aldridge was playing on Saturday night, Damian Lillard knew the Rockets would focus on the Trail Blazers' star in overtime.
When the rookie started getting more open looks, he delivered.
Lillard scored 20 points, including eight in overtime, and the Trail Blazers slowed down James Harden in a 95-85 win over Houston.
''(Aldridge) had it rolling, he...
Coming into this NBA season, I was fully prepared to sugar coat a below-par season from these Portland Trail Blazers. Even after the Halloween night upset of the Lakers, I thought maybe it was just a fluke type of win. But then my tone changed strangely enough in the loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
LaMarcus Aldridge is the leader of this team and has never really been known for...
One rebuilding squad meets another
The Portland Trail Blazers and the Dallas Mavericks have split the last 15 regular season meetings eight games to seven in the Mavs’ favor. Three of those games have gone into at least one overtime, and all of them have been decided by an average of just five points.
Matchup: Portland (2-1) @ Dallas Mavericks (2-1)
Venue: American Airlines Center...