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Nicolas Batum is a young gifted athlete for the Portland Trailblazers who is only 23 years old in his five season playing in the NBA. On July 15th, 2012, Nicolas inked himself a four year deal worth $46 million dollars. A month later, he earned fame worldwide by taking a swing at Juan Carlos-Navarro's family jewels. To say the least, Nicolas had himself a busy summer.
Now the season is in full swing for the Blazers as they cleaned house, keeping only a few young talents to build on, Nicolas being one of them. The Blazers play 4 players over 38 minutes a game. No one expects Portland to make the playoffs based on their youth and inexperience but with Damian Lillard hitting the game winner last night, Portland fans are turning optimistic for an 8th seed bid.
Which brings us to Nicolas Batum accomplishing something that hasn't been done since Andrei Kirelenko did in 2006 in a game against a woeful Lakers team coming off their dynasty.
It has been a long time s...
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The Portland Trail Blazers have the potential to be one of the most exciting, young basketball teams in the entire NBA. Their roster is full of energetic players, and the athleticism displayed on the floor is the reason they have highlights almost every night whether they win or lose.
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Outside of the prestigious quadruple-double, another honor for any NBA player to acquire is a 5×5 game, in which I have written in-depth about if you want to feed your brain in that manner, as it requires a player to be aggressive and efficient on both sides of the floor. If you do not understand [...]The post Nicolas Batum Record First 5×5 Game Since 2006 appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
Back in 1984, the Portland Trail Blazers selected Sam Bowie with the second overall pick in the NBA Draft and changed the course of history for many franchises with that selection.In an upcoming ESPN "SEC Storied" episode about his life, an excerpt from the film discusses a moment when Bowie is going in for his pre-draft medical examination and it appears that Sam might...
Nicolas Batum recorded the first 5×5 since 2006 in Sunday night’s 95-94 win over the Hornets, finishing with 11 points, a career-high 10 assists, 5 rebounds, 5 blocks, and 5 steals. The Blazers forward became just the eighth player in NBA history to record at least five in the main statistical categories – points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks. It’s been done just...
Portland Trail Blazers prized power forward LaMarcus Aldridge suffered a sprained left ankle. The Trail Blazers PR Twitter page tweeted the following about the results of an MRI.LaMarcus Aldridge's MRI results confirm a left ankle sprain. #ripcity— Trail Blazers PR (@TrailBlazersPR) December 17, 2012 Aldridge injured his ankle badly on a play during their 95-94 win of the...
A lot of banter in Portland has been over whether LaMarcus Aldridge is a long-term number one option for the Trail Blazers. Before the season, there was little to no talk in this direction. But with the emergence of Damian Lillard as a playmaker and leader, people are starting to overlook Aldridge's presence on this team.
I think that I am a little more neutral than a lot...
Former NBA 2006 first round draft pick Shawne Williams was busted in Tennessee this week for possession of weed and intent to distribute a controlled substance. According to TMZ, Williams was parked in his Porsche Panamera in front of a Cricket Wireless smoking a blunt when cops on patrol smelled the weed smoke from the vehicle. [...]
Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers hits a game winner over the New Orleans Hornets on Sunday night. Video of the shot is below.
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LaMarcus Aldridge left Sunday night’s game vs. the Hornets with just 25 seconds remaining after turning his left ankle on another player’s foot. Aldridge has crutches but no protective boot on his left ankle sprain. The X-rays were negative and he says he will undergo an MRI on left ankle. “It’s hurting pretty bad, can’t really walk on it, “said Aldridge postgame.
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ROOKIE OF THE YEAR?
On Sunday night, it was the battle of the possible ROY (Rookie of the Year) as Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers faced off against Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Hornets. It’s safe to say Lillard won that battle with the game winning three-pointer with 4.2 seconds remaining in the game. Needless to [...]The post Damian Lillard’s Game Winner Versus Hornets appeared...
Portland sent the home crowd away happy on Sunday night after rookie Damian Lillard nailed a three-point shot at the buzzer to give the Trail Blazers (10-12) a thrilling 95-94 victory over the visiting New Orleans Hornets (5-17). The Blazers were able to emerge victories despite getting outscored 31-20 by the Hornets in the fourth quarter.The 22-year old guardchipped in a total of...
Damian Lillard, the rookie point guard for the Portland Trailblazers, took to the court against Anthony Davis’ eyebrow and the rest of the Hornets on Sunday night.
With 4.2 seconds on the clock, Lillard tossed up this shot and won the game for Portland.
Start your rookie of the year discussions now. We have time.
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PORTLAND, Ore. -- Damian Lillard might be a rookie, but the Portland Trail Blazers don't mind having the ball in his hands with the game on the line. Lillard's 3-point basket with three-tenths of a second remaining gave Portland a 95-94 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Sunday night at the Rose Garden. The win came after the Hornets rallied from a 16-point, third...
ROY candidates face off in PDX
The Portland Trail Blazers face off against the New Orleans Hornets to conclude the weekend, and it’s safe to say that the 2012-13 Rookie of the Year will be in the Rose Garden Sunday night.
Matchup: Portland (10-12) vs. New Orleans (5-17)
Venue: Rose Garden Arena
Time: 6:00 PM PT
Date: Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012
With Damian Lillard and Anthony Davis both...
The San Antonio Spurs may have lost last night to the Blazers but Tim Duncan sure left an impression on Nicolas Batum.
During the first quarter of last night's game, Tony Parker found Duncan off a pick-and-roll and Batum was just at the wrong place, at the wrong time.
Check out TD putting Batum on a poster. Hopefully Batum learned a valuable lesson... never get in TD...