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Blazer fans, welcome your new fearless leader, Damian Lillard.
The buzz around Lillard grew throughout the summer, into camp and more during the preseason. Then, in a season-opening win over the LA Lakers, it boiled over even more. It’s for good reason – the No. 6 overall pick scored 23 points and had 11 assists in his professional debut. That’s great.
But that wasn’t his...
When he’s not attempting to punch dudes in the junk during the Olympics, Portland Trail Blazer, Nicolas Batum, spends his Wednesday nights posterizing perennial defensive players of the year. Watch Batum take Pau Gasol to the hole and finish hard in the face of shot-blocking extraordinaire, Dwight Howard. Yikes! This jam by Nicolas Batum came with about 7:00 minutes to go...
It’s amazing what a difference six months can make.
It was just over six months ago when the Portland Trail Blazers played their last NBA regular season game. It was a loss at the hands of the Utah Jazz, which left the Blazers ten games under .500 and eight games out of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The loss also meant that Portland had ended the season riding...
Time for Road Redemption
The Portland Trail Blazers looked outstanding in their opening-night matchup against the Los Angeles Lakers, but a lack of depth on the roster was exposed in their first road contest against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Can they take down a team more on their level come Saturday night?
Matchup: Portland (1-1) @ Houston Rockets (2-0)
Venue: Toyota Center, HOUSTON...
First road challenge
The Portland Trail Blazers started their season off on the right foot with a 116-106 victory against the Los Angeles Lakers, but now it’s time to take their act on the road against the defending Western Conference champions, the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Matchup: Portland (1-0) @ Oklahoma City (0-1)
Venue: Chesapeake Energy Arena
Time: 5:00 PM PT
The way LaMarcus Aldridge was playing on Saturday night, Damian Lillard knew the Rockets would focus on the Trail Blazers' star in overtime.
When the rookie started getting more open looks, he delivered.
Lillard scored 20 points, including eight in overtime, and the Trail Blazers slowed down James Harden in a 95-85 win over Houston.
''(Aldridge) had it rolling, he...
Rookie Damian Lillard scored 20 points, including eight in overtime, and the Portland Trail Blazers slowed down James Harden in a 95-85 win over the Houston Rockets on Saturday night.
Lillard and Nicolas Batum each made a 3 to help Portland open an 87-81 lead early in overtime. Harden then made a pair of free throws before Lillard converted a reverse layup. His second 3 of overtime...
Portland iced in loss
The Headline: Despite doing everything else right the Blazers can’t make their shots, landing their first loss of the season.
Portland Trail Blazers 92, Oklahoma City Thunder 106
When: 8:00 ET, Friday, November 2, 2012
Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena (Oklahoma City)
Officials: James Capers, John Goble, Pat Fraher
1. Wes alive...
Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum dunked over Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard in the third quarter of Wednesday night's NBA game at the Rose Garden.
Batum dribbled around Devin Ebanks and Pau Gasol before finishing the play with a two handed slam.
Batum scored 26 points and 6 rebounds in the game to lead the Blazers in a 116-106 victory over the...
While the Lakers have started 0-2, the new look Portland Trail Blazers scored their first victory of the season at the Rose Garden.
In the third quarter of the game, watch as Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum throws down this nasty dunk on Lakers center Dwight Howard: