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Portland Trail Blazers general manager Neil Olshey stepped onto the court with Damian Lillard before Thursday night's tip-off and the crowd, a crowd that hasn't had much to celebrate the last few years, let itself be heard.
The moment was meant to present the point guard with Western Conference Rookie of the Month honors, but the meaning behind the quick, intense burst of applause was as much about the future as it was about November.
During a 16-game stretch to open the season, which announced his arrival in a league already bursting with dominant point guards, Lillard averaged 18.4 points, 5.9 assists and 1.38 steals per game. And now, being honored before playing the Denver Nuggets, the crowd grew surprisingly intense.
Lillard, a highly touted question mark when he was taken with the No. 6 pick in the 2012 NBA draft, has turned his short NBA career into a burst of positivity for a franchise largely defined by serious busts, bad knees and terrible choices.
At least so ...
BEST OF MAXIM
'OUTTA MY WAY!'
Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard drove straight down the lane and threw down a monster one-handed jam that brought the Rose Garden crowd to their feet during Thursday night's game against the Denver Nuggets. Two Nuggets defenders were in position under the basket, but they both seemed to get out of the way as Lillard approached the hoop, allowing him to score easily...
We have told you before that you need to look out for Damian Lillard, and now that he is pretty much everywhere you can’t ignore him. Lillard not only had 12 points and 10 assists in the Portland Trail Blazers 101-93 win over the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night, but he also had the dunk of the night. We will ignore the fact that there were only three games played on Thursday...
You know how much NBA I watched last night? Zero. Z-E-R-O.
However, I have no problem the next morning cruising Reddit and checking out all the CRAZY dunks from the night before. I picture single guys, living in a terrible apartment, anxiously watching NBA games for CRAZY dunks, some sort of CRAZY high-five or some coach go CRAZY on a ref. Those lonely guys then upload the videos...
It’s no simple task to accurately rank this year’s Portland Trail Blazers‘ squad, and their performances over the last week exemplify this statement.
With games against Toronto, San Antonio and New Orleans on tap for Portland, it seemed feasible they’d be able to escape the week with at least two wins. San Antonio possessed (at the time) the best record in the...
Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard went HAM last night on the Denver Nuggets. In addition to his double double he dropped a huge dunk for a man standing 6'3 and the announcers loved every second of it. Check out the huge throw down in the video below.
The T Blazers tackled the Nuggets 101-93.
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Mile high visits Rip City
The Portland Trail Blazers will play host to the Denver Nuggets Thursday night, and a win at the Rose Garden would put the team back to .500 for the 2012-13 season.
Matchup: Portland (11-12) vs. Denver Nuggets (14-12)
Venue: Rose Garden Arena
Time: 7:00 PM PT
Date: Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012
Coming off a dramatic win against the New Orleans Hornets, Portland...
After coming up clutch over the weekend, Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers find themselves on the verge of their first four-game winning streak in two seasons.
Keeping things going, though, could prove difficult with LaMarcus Aldridge sidelined.
Hoping to overcome Aldridge's absence, the Trail Blazers try for an eighth home win in nine matchups against the Denver...
Back to .500
The Portland Trail Blazers managed to take down the Denver Nuggets in a gritty, ugly game Thursday night, and that win is what put them back to .500 on the season.
Matchup: Portland (12-12) vs. Phoenix Suns (11-15)
Venue: Rose Garden
Time: 7:00 PM PT
Date: Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012
The Blazers are barely on the outside looking in when it comes to the current playoff picture...
Kenneth Faried says leading up to the 2011 NBA draft, the Portland Trail Blazers told him he was their pick. But when the Blazers came up at No. 21, they shocked many with their selection of Duke point guard, Nolan Smith. Denver then proceeded to take Faried at N0. 22. So how does one of the best young power forwards in the NBA feel about the Blazers now? Well, he’s not a fan....
J.J. Hickson had 18 points and 18 rebounds for his sixth straight double-double, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Denver Nuggets 101-93 on Thursday night.
Nicolas Batum had 22 points to give the Blazers their first four-game winning streak of the season despite missing forward LaMarcus Aldridge because of a sprained left ankle.
The Nuggets were 0 for 22 from 3-point range...
The Portland Trail Blazers and Phoenix Suns are both riding season-high four-game winning streaks.
If Portland is going to extend its run - and post its seventh consecutive home win in this matchup - on Saturday night, it might have to do so without LaMarcus Aldridge.
Since falling 98-80 to Sacramento on Dec. 8 to open a season-high six-game homestand, the Trail Blazers (12-12...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Those naysayers who don't believe the Portland Trail Blazers will have much success in a rebuilding season might have it all wrong, at least according to Damian Lillard. The NBA's reigning Rookie of the Month had 25 points and seven assists as the Blazers pulled above .500 (13-12) with a 96-93 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night. Eighteen...