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The best matchup Wednesday night, and perhaps the most underrated, was that of last season’s ROY, Kyrie Irving, and rookie point guard Damian Lillard. The Cleveland Cavaliers ended up defeating the Portland Trail Blazers, 93-88, and in the process Irving showed Lillard this delicious spin move that left Lillard perplexed.The post Kyrie Irving’s Spin Move Rattles Damian Lillard (Video) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
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A winnable game
Tough game Tuesday night vs. Denver. Here’s the Boxscore & Recap.
The Portland Trail Blazers are fighting for a playoff spot in a tough Western Conference, and when winnable games present themselves, Rip City has to take full advantage.
Matchup: Portland (20-18) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (9-31)
Venue: Rose Garden Arena
Time: 7:00 PM PT
Date: Wednesday, Jan....
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Near the end, when the Cleveland Cavaliers had squandered all of a 19-point lead and fallen behind, Kyrie Irving came to the rescue. The second-year point guard scored 31 points, and Cleveland held off a late Portland rally to win 93-88 Wednesday night at the Rose Garden. Irving scored eight straight points down the stretch as the Cavaliers (10-31) won after...
The Cavaliers have played more games on the road so far this season than any other NBA team. Their record in those road games heading into last night’s game in Portland was 5-19. They had also lost the first three games of the current road trip, and had given up 237 points in those contests.
In other words, things weren’t looking very bright.
The Cavaliers came out hot however...
George Gund III, the former owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Cleveland Barons, died on Tuesday night after succumbing to a battle with cancer. He was 75.
He was born in Cleveland on May 7, 1937 and once considered to be one of the most powerful bankers in Cleveland, Ohio. The long-time philanthropist and business man had reportedly been undergoing treatments for cancer over...
Wednesday night two of the NBA’s best young talent at the point guard position faced off against each other as the Cleveland Cavaliers and Portland Trailblazers matched up in Portland. While CJ Watson guarded Lillard for most of the contest, Kyrie Irving dropped a sweet spin move on rookie-of-the-year candidate, Damien Lillard.
Kyrie ended the night with 31 points and 5 assists...
On a Portland Trailblazers team that has been a bit of a pleasant surprise so far this season, J.J. Hickson is having a very solid year. He’s been very good since becoming a Blazer, and is averaging 12 points and 11 rebounds per game as a nice compliment to LaMarcus Aldridge.
He’s had plenty of chances to flash the athleticism that has made so many excited about his potential...
Yeah, not sure what the Cavaliers are thinking on this one.
Get this, they want DeAndre Jordan AND Eric Beldsoe….for Anderson Varejao.
Smh. This is insane, and I like Varejao but super over the top. Try again, Cleveland.
Everyone knew the Cavaliers would lose.
Portland had entered Wednesday having dropped three straight, was playing at home, and is in front of the Cavs when the idea is young and up-and-coming teams.
The Trail Blazers are fighting for the playoffs. The Cavs are fighting for well, continued development.
Final score: Cavs 93, Blazers 88 in another semi-nail-biter at the famed Rose...
Anyone willing to take a chance on Greg Oden at this point is just going off potential. They know the risks. They know there’s a strong possibility he won’t ever even make it back to the court to play a full season.
But they also know the rewards. He’s a big body with talent worthy of the number one overall pick. His frequent injuries have kept him from ever showing off...
It doesn’t matter the talent level the Portland Trail Blazers possess, that team always scares me when they play against the Denver Nuggets; and Denver nearly lost this Tuesday matchup thanks to George Karl failed to adjust properly for parts of the game. However, clutch shots from Gallinari, Chandler, and Lawson saved Karl from a [...]The post Denver Nuggets Edge Out Portland...
The season starts now
It wasn’t much more than a week ago when the Portland Trail Blazers were one of the hottest teams in the NBA. They had won six of their previous seven games – including 12 of their last 15 – and they had just taken down the Miami Heat on National T.V.
Now, the team that looked like it was headed for the postseason is a game-and-a-half behind eighth place...
The Utah Jazz are ready to get back to work after a lengthy layoff.
The Jazz will try to slow down Kyrie Irving and the lowly Cleveland Cavaliers, who are wrapping up a five-game road trip Saturday night.
Utah (21-19) has not played since a 104-97 victory over Miami on Monday. Coach Tyrone Corbin gave the Jazz the next two days off before they returned to practice Thursday.