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Oregon Sports News:
The Trail Blazers have left town and they aren’t coming back … at least not for a while. They are in the East Coast for a seven game road trip that will test the mettle of this young team. They departed with a .500 record after an exciting victory at the Rose Garden against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Black Friday. Road trips always challenge a team, but if the Blazers continue to play as they have been a 4-3 record on this trip is not out of the question.
The trip begins In Brooklyn, in the newly opened Barclays Center. The Blazers were greeted with the unfortunate news that power forward LaMarcus Aldridge would be out with a sore back that apparently tightened up on the flight out. It is unknown how long the Blazers will be without him. On the bright side, this presents a nice opportunity for Meyers Leonard to get some minutes and valuable experience with the first team.
After the Brooklyn game, the Blazers travel onto Detroit, Washington, D.C., Boston, Cleveland, Ch...
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Blazers drop close one
The Headline: despite a nagging back injury, LaMarcus Aldridge comes alive for Portland; unfortunately, it’s not enough to hold off the Pistons in this 101-108 loss.
Lets review the game, Love’em & Hate’em style.
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Detroit Pistons
When: 7:30 ET, Monday, November 26, 2012
Where: The Palace of Auburn Hills (Detroit)
Huge night for the rookie
The Headline: Damian Lillard scores a season high 28 points in this big Portland win.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Portland Trail Blazers
When: 10:00 ET, Friday, November 23, 2012
Where: Rose Garden (Portland)
Officials: Joe Crawford, Tre Maddox, Derrick Collins
1. Lillard leads the way
Damian Lillard had the best night of his...
The road trip begins
The Portland Trail Blazers are set to take their first trip to the East Coast this Sunday, and it will begin a seven-game stint where the team will be away from the Rose Garden.
Matchup: Portland (6-6) @ Brooklyn Nets (7-4)
Venue: Barclays Center
Time: 12:00 PM PT
Date: Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012
The Brooklyn Nets have undergone a load of transitions since last season...
Rip City travels to Motown
The Portland Trail Blazers have a legitimate chance at taking down an Eastern Conference foe on the road Monday, but they’ll have to worry about the big men in the middle when they take on the Detroit Pistons.
Matchup: Portland (6-7) @ Detroit Pistons (3-11)
Venue: The Palace of Auburn Hills
Time: 4:30 PM PT
Date: Monday, Nov. 26, 2012
The Blazers have...
1. Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian LillardStats: 47.3% FG, 40.5% 3PT, 20.2 points, 3.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.3 steals, 3.3 turnoversLillard has made an amazingly smooth transition from mid-major Weber State to the NBA, and leads all rookies in points, assists and three-pointers made. He's also leading the Blazers in scoring, ahead of All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge.2...
LaMarcus Aldridge hurt his back during the Blazers' win over the Timberwolves on Friday night.
Brandon Knight scored 16 of his 26 points in the first half, outplaying Damian Lillard in a matchup of young guards and leading the Detroit Pistons to a 108-101 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night.
Lillard entered the day as the NBA's top rookie scorer, averaging 19.6 points per game. He missed his first 12 shots from the field against the Pistons.
The Detroit Pistons have lost 12 straight to Western Conference opponents, but could be catching a break in their bid to end that skid.
The Portland Trail Blazers may be without All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge as they visit the Pistons on Monday night.
Aldridge, averaging 19.7 points and 5.8 rebounds, missed his first game Sunday when he sat out a 98-85 loss at Brooklyn with...
Line of the Night: I guess LaMarcus Aldridge’s (2.56) back is doing just fine, thank you very much. A night after sitting out with a sore back, Aldridge returned to the lineup against the Pistons and had his best game of the season, scoring 32 points, and adding 10 rebounds, 3 steals and 3 blocks in 41 minutes on the court. Word is that the Pistons focused their defensive efforts...
The Portland Trail Blazers' long road trip hasn't gotten off to a fabulous start, but their struggles seem minimal compared to those of the Washington Wizards.
Portland continues its seven-game road stretch against Eastern Conference foes Wednesday night as it looks to keep Washington winless.
The Blazers (6-8) set a season low for points in a 98-85 loss to Brooklyn to...