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The Portland Trail Blazers have a 27-9 record leading into the weekend with their next two match ups against a 13-win Boston Celtics team and 12-win Cleveland Cavaliers team. On paper you should be able to pencil both of those games in as wins. However over the past week, the Blazers and Rip City as a whole have had a bit of a wakeup call.
Saturday the Philadelphia 76ers came into Portland and shocked the Blazers in a 101-99 game that came down to the end. The ‘6ers led a lot of that game in double digits and the Blazers outside shot was not falling at all. Then Tuesday, Portland traveled to Sacramento to face the Kings who straight outscored the best offense in the league. Portland gave up a season high 123 to a Kings team led by Rudy Gay and Boogie Cousins.
This team, that up until this point, had taken care of business against inferior teams and surprisingly been very successful on the road, hit a couple road blocks. The thing that separates good teams from bad teams is...
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Mo Williams will opt out of his $2.7 million deal with the Portland Trail Blazers for the 14-15 season.
Williams signed a two-year deal last offseason.
“I would like to be here long term,” Williams revealed to CSNNW.com. “My goal is to work something out with Portland this summer. I like it here and I want to make this place home.”
“Mo has been great,” Terry Stotts said...
Portland Trail Blazers: Will Their Dismal Defense Prevent Them Playoff Victory?
By Jennifer Fazioli: Staff Writer At Hoopstuff…
When Blazers’ GM Neil Olshey entered into last offseason he did so with two goals in mind: revamping a woeful bench and fortifying a leaky defense. With the addition of rotational players such as Dorell Wright, Thomas Robinson, and Mo Williams he definitely...
Portland Trail Blazers guard Mo Williams tells CSNNW.com he will opt out of his deal with the team at the conclusion of the season and become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Williams, 31, signed a two-year, $5.6 million deal with Portland last offseason and it contains a player option for the 2014-15 season that would have paid him $2.7 million.
The veteran guard, who head...
Block of the Year candidate? Magic rookie Victor Oladipo rejected Damian Lillard’s dunk attempt during the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s 110-94 loss to the Blazers. The post Victor Oladipo Rejects Damian Lillard’s Dunk Attempt (Video) appeared first on Beyond The Buzzer.
Nicolas Batum had 14 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high 14 assists for his fourth career triple-double and the Portland Trail Blazers handed the Orlando Magic their fifth straight loss with a 110-94 victory Wednesday night.
LaMarcus Aldridge kept Portland in it despite a sluggish start and finished with 36 points and nine rebounds. The Blazers, who came in having lost four of...
A broken foot has kept Portland Trailblazers rookie CJ McCollum sidelined thus far into the season, but he is likely to make his return this week. Many anticipated McCollum to be an extremely talented shooter who will help the Blazers bench immensely. Video here: Are you excited for McCollums’ return? Let us know in the comments […]The post VIDEO: CJ McCollum Makes Season Debut...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Nicolas Batum had 14 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high 14 assists for his fourth career triple-double and the Portland Trail Blazers handed the Orlando Magic their fifth straight loss with a 110-94 victory Wednesday night.
LaMarcus Aldridge kept Portland in it despite a sluggish start and finished with 36 points and nine rebounds. The Blazers, who came...
The Portland defense is notorious for its porous nature.
Despite being near the top of the Western Conference, the Trail Blazers are not among the tops in the league for their defense. But their offense. Oh, their offense.
In a flash, it can change the game completely and make a close game and solid performance look like a blowout. The Magic learned that lesson the hard way...
With LaMarcus Aldridge and Nicolas Batum leading the way, the Portland Trail Blazers got back on track in the opener of a short but favorable homestand.
Now the Trail Blazers appear to have a good chance to keep it going as they try to hand the Boston Celtics their eighth straight loss Saturday night.
After dropping four of six in their worst stretch of the season, Portland (27...
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The Portland Trail Blazers break their two-game losing streak with a 110-94 home win over the Orlando Magic.
LaMarcus Aldridge led Portland (27-9) with a game-high 36 points to go along with nine rebounds. Wesley Matthews put his posting up arsenal on display and ended the game with 17 points.
Nicolas Batum registered a triple-double with 14 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high...
Antonio Harvey: Not a coach or player in the entire NBA who believes in tanking Nine year NBA veteran and current Portland Trail Blazers broadcaster Antonio Harvey is no fan of NBA teams deliberately trying to lose in efforts to position themselves in an upcoming NBA draft. Appearing on CLNS Radio's Celtics Beat podcast, the former NBA player was asked by the hosts Ty Ray...
8 a.m. ET: The road has suddenly gotten really rocky for the Portland Trail Blazers, but there’s a big difference between rockiness and being fazed enough to lose to a team near the bottom of the Eastern Conference.
The Celtics (12-24), losers of seven straight and 10 of their last 11 games, head to the Pacific Northwest to take on the Blazers (27-9), who are tied with the Oklahoma...
Boston Celtics (13-24, 5-14 away) @ Portland Trail Blazers (27-9, 14-4 home) Rose Quarter at 10:00 pm on CSNNE Officials: Ron Garretson, Mark Ayotte, and Sean Wright Line: Portland -13 Get tickets to tonight's game at Rose Quarter The Boston Celtics will head to Portland to face the Trail Blazers in the last game of Boston's grueling five-game west coast trip. Boston...