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Nicolas Batum's 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds left in the second overtime gave the Portland Trail Blazers a 118-117 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night.
Trailing 117-115 with 2.5 seconds remaining, Portland called timeout and inbounded near midcourt. Damian Lillard passed to Batum, who hit a fadeaway jumper from the right corner in front of Cleveland's bench. With time only for a tip-in attempt, the Cavaliers couldn't get a shot off before time expired.
Lillard led Portland with 24 points while Batum added 22. Alonzo Gee paced the Cavaliers with 22 points, but missed a free throw that would have given them a three-point lead before Batum's shot.
Anderson Varejao had 19 points and 17 rebounds for his eighth straight double-double.
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Batum leads Blazers in double OT
The Headline: With the Blazers desperate for an East Coast win, Nicolas Batum hits a last-second three in double OT to seal the deal.
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
When: 7:30 ET, Saturday, December 1, 2012
Where: Quicken Loans Arena (Cleveland)
Officials: Leon Wood, Mark Lindsay, Ed Malloy
CLEVELAND -- Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum had a close miss at the end of the first overtime period. He wasn't about to be denied given a second chance. Batum's 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds remaining propelled Portland to a 118-117 win over Cleveland in double overtime Saturday before 16,624 at Quicken Loans Arena. Batum's 12-footer at the end of overtime...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Nicolas Batum's 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds left in the second overtime gave the Portland Trail Blazers a 118-117 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night.
Trailing 117-115 with 2.5 seconds remaining, Portland called timeout and inbounded near midcourt. Damian Lillard passed to Batum, who hit a fadeaway jumper from the right corner in front of...
J.J. Hickson was on the cover of the first Cavs Zine. Nothing can ever happen to change that.
We had high hopes for J.J. as a Cavalier once too, but sometimes the NBA gods have other plans.
He ended up in Sacramento for a time last season and things were looking pretty bad. Good news for Hickson is that he's now settled into a new home as a productive member of the Portland...
East Coast Trip Continues
The Portland Trail Blazers have had an awful road trip up to this point, but a double-overtime win against the Cleveland Cavaliers will hopefully give the team the confidence they need to finished the seven-game stretch in strong fashion.
Matchup: Portland (7-10) @ Charlotte (7-8)
Venue: Time Warner Cable Arena
Time: 4:00 PM PT
Date: Monday, December 2...
With LaMarcus Aldridge and the Portland Trailblazers coming into Boston, The Oregonian posted an interesting article about the matchup: Does Garnett’s style of play, and irritation, bring out the best in Aldridge? Can I quickly dispel this and say no?
According to article, Aldridge has a list of people who really bring out the aggravation in him. Guys like A’mare Stoudemire,...
The Headline: LaMarcus Aldridge comes alive, but a dominating Celtics defense holds Portland to 34 percent shooting in this ugly loss
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Boston Celtics
When: 7:30 ET, Friday, November 30, 2012
Where: TD Garden (Boston)
Officials: Bennett Salvatore, Leroy Richardson, Pat Fraher
L-Train has a good game
Not looking good
The Portland Trail Blazers have lost their first four games of their seven-game road trip, and a blowout loss to the Boston Celtics won’t give them momentum heading into their contest with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Matchup: Portland (6-10) @ Cleveland Cavaliers (4-12)
Venue: Quicken Loans Arena
Time: 4:30 PM PT
Date: Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
The Blazers are in trouble...
We have all heard the phrase before: somebody being "wise beyond their years". I've been thinking about this phrase the past couple days.
This current Portland Trail Blazers team has taken incredible heat from the media on being young, inexperienced and unprepared to compete in the league right now. But I would like to argue that this team is a lot closer than a...
In a highly entertaining game, it was a incredibly low probability shot that won this back-and-forth battle. Nicolas Batum’s fallaway corner three went in with 0.2 seconds remaining to take this one away from the Cavaliers 118-117 in double overtime at The Q. Batum (22 points) was one of three Portland scorers over the 20-point mark with rookie Damian Lillard (24) and Lamarcus...
Part of you has to feel bad for Blazers fans. The team is just bad. How bad? Some of the worst teams in the league look forward to playing Portland so they can get a win. *cough*Washington*cough*
They should get some sympathy because it wasn't so long ago the Celtics were a laughing stock even though they had plenty of talent on paper. Needless to say, there was not a whole...
Trail Blazers 78 – Celtics 96 No Rondo. No problem. In the first of two games without their suspended All-Star point guard, the Celtics cruised to an easy home victory, 78-96, Friday night over a hapless Portland Trail Blazers team. Boston got off to a strong start thanks to the play of their guards, Jason [...]
Portland Trail Blazers 78, Boston Celtics 96 - FINAL - November 30, 2012
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The Charlotte Bobcats appear significantly improved from last season but need to fortify their defense to right their current slump.
In their fourth attempt to surpass their win total from all of last season, the Bobcats look to avenge the worst loss in franchise history as they host the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night.
Charlotte (7-8) had won six of eight before dropping...