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Will the comforts of home help carry the Blazers past the Suns? Follow the game in our chat, with tipoff set for 7 p.m. Friday.

Trail Blazers: Should Nicolas Batum start at shooting guard? (poll)

Batum is shooting 43 percent from the field and 40 percent from beyond the arc, while playing just under 25 minutes per game.

Raymond Felton: Wrongfully Accused?

Much has been made about the lack of consistency of Portland Trail Blazers point guard Raymond Felton. If we are going to be objective, the fact is that the great media hype machine took Felton’s legs out from under him before he even stepped off of the plane from Denver. He was supposed to be a starting caliber, if not elite point guard. He was supposed to push this team to...

Nicolas Batum Rejected Blazers’ Contract Extension Offer

Nicolas Batum’s agent used somewhat strong language to describe the breakdown in negotiations between his client and the Portland Trailblazers. Per CSNNW: “The Portland Trail Blazers failed to reach an agreement on a contract extension with forward Nicolas Batum and he’ll become a restricted free agent this summer according to Batum’s agent Bouna Ndiaye. ‘We’re still...

Suns hope to get back on track in Portland

A road-heavy portion of the schedule wasn't kind to the Portland Trail Blazers. A visit from the struggling Phoenix Suns may help them improve their status as one of the NBA's best home teams. Portland seeks its sixth straight home victory over Phoenix when the teams meet Friday night. The Trail Blazers (11-8) are coming off a stretch of playing seven of nine on the road...

Trail Blazers 109, Suns 71: Nate McMillan, Alvin Gentry postgame (video)

McMillan and Suns coach Alvin Gentry on the decisive middle quarters and the defensive pressure by Portland, forcing 22 turnovers that led to 24 points.

Trail Blazers and Nicolas Batum fail to reach extension agreement

The 9 p.m. Wednesday deadline for the Trail Blazers and Nicolas Batum to agree on a contract extension came and went without a deal, raising questions about the small forward’s future with the organization and rankling his agent. After weeks of negotiations that included talks throughout the day Wednesday, the Blazers and Batum’s agent, Bouna Ndiaye, [...]

Suns' offense in tail spin as Trail Blazers await

Considering the Suns' only landmark win this season was against a Trail Blazers team that is only tied for eighth in the West says a lot about how the Suns have wasted the season's first 17 games.

Aldridge leads Blazers past Suns 109-71

LaMarcus Aldridge had 23 points and seven rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers blew out the Phoenix Suns 109-71 Friday night for their sixth straight win at home.

Golden State Warriors 101, Portland Trailblazers 93

The Blazers outrebounded the Warriors 43-30 last night, but it didn’t matter as the Warriors shot 51.9% from the floor. LaMarcus Aldridge led the way for the Blazers in this game with 18 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal and 1 blocked shot. Jamal Crawford (16 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists), Nicolas Batum (16 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 2 blocked shots) and...

Recap: Portland vs. Phoenix

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 23 points, and Portland dominated the middle two quarters in a 109-71 rout of the Phoenix Suns.

Postgame Quotes: Suns vs. Trail Blazers, January 27, 2012

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