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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 open their trip Sunday before falling 108-101 at Detroit the following night. Damian Lillard started the trip leading all rookies with an average of 20.2 points, but he's been held in check the past two games.
Lillard hit 4 of 12 from the field and scored 13 points against the Nets, then missed his first 12 shots before finishing 4 of 18 and tying his season low with 12 points Monday.
LaMarcus Aldridge hit 12 of his 22 shots and finished with a season-high 32 points and 10 rebounds after sitting out Sunday's game with back spasms.
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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)
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...
Batum looks like budding star
Despite his most recent slump, Nicolas Batum started 2012 like he was finally turning a corner in his career.
Portland fans will remember Batum as the savvy frenchman who spent his summer talking about how badly he wanted to play with the Minnesota Timberwolves. That’s why Batum signed a $46 million offer sheet from the T-Wolves and implored Portland...
PDX needs this one
The Portland Trail Blazers are coming off arguably their most disappointing loss of the season; a contest against the Detroit Pistons that was considered one of the easier games on the schedule through this point in the year.
Matchup: Portland (6-8) @ Washington Wizards (0-12)
Venue: Verizon Center
Time: 4:00 PM PT
Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2012
LaMarcus Aldridge hurt his back during the Blazers' win over the Timberwolves on Friday night.
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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.
In an industry that is still heavily dominated by men, its always a little disheartening to see a high-ranking female executive leave a position. But such is the case for Portland Trailblazers Executive VP and COO Sarah Mensah.
Mensah, who had been with the Blazers for the last 19 years, recently tendered her resignation, according to the Portland Business Journal.
While it hasn...
WASHINGTON -- Sure, the Wizards remain deep in the NBA's basement, an obvious punch line if an example of overall futility is required. Yet on this night, after opening the season with a dozen straight losses, Washington is home to a winner. Jordan Crawford scored 19 points, and Emeka Okafor sank two free throws with 39 seconds left as the Wizards snapped their 12-game, season...
STATUE OF LIMITATION
Portland Trail Blazers rookie Damian Lillard tweeted that while he enjoyed a visit to Washington D.C. and would like to return, the "historic statues" there frighten him.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- 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...
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...