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Portland Trail Blazers
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-opening losing streak, edging the Portland Trail Blazers 84-82 Wednesday night. Washington's skid was a franchise record for the start of a season. The 2009-10 New Jersey Nets hold the NBA mark for the worst start, 18 losses in a row. "We just broke through the ice," a relieved Wizards coach Randy Wittman said following the team's first victory since April 26, the final game of the 2011-12 season. "I lived in Minnesota for 15, 17 years. That ice was 4-5 feet deep, but it's broken through now." Speaking of ice, Washington went cold during the final nine minutes as it ...
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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.
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 on a slippery slope
The Portland Trail Blazers have begun their seven-game road trip with three straight losses, but the worst part is that each and every one of their opponents was considered beatable heading into the East Coast swing.
Matchup: Portland (6-9) @ Boston Celtics (8-7)
Venue: TD Garden
Time: 7:30 PM ET
Date: Friday, November 30, 2012
Coming off a loss to the only...
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
Last night, the Washington Wizards won their first game of the NBA season against the Portland Trail Blazers.Prior to the start of the game, Trail Blazers rookie guard Damian Lillard made some interesting remarks on his Twitter page about being afraid of historical statues: I like DC. I wana come back and visit the memorialseven though I'm scared of statues— Damian Lillard...
Portland continues East Coast slide
The Headline: squaring off with the winless Wizards, Portland continues its East Coast losing streak with this new 82-84 loss.
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Washington Wizards
When: 7:00 ET, Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Where: Verizon Center (Washington D.C.)
Officials: Derrick Stafford, David Guthrie, James Williams
Wednesday, November 28th, 20127:00 PM ETTV: Comcast SportsNet HDSteve Buckhantz and Phil Chenier Radio: 106.7 FM/1500 AMDave Johnson and Glenn Consor
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Truly 'Proud' Moment in Trail Blazers HistoryDrafting...
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...
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...
It’s finally happened. The Wizards have won their first game of the NBA season. Following 12 straight losses, Washington beat the the Portland Trailblazers 84-82 on Wednesday night. Injured point guard John Wall was so happy about the Wizards first win that he posted this photo on his Instagram with the caption, “Bow-tie coolin [...]
WASHINGTON -- Jordan Crawford scored 19 points, and Emeka Okafor sank two free throws with 39 seconds left as the Washington Wizards snapped their 12-game, season-opening losing streak, edging the Portland Trail Blazers 84-82 Wednesday night. Washington's skid was a franchise record for the start of a season. The 2009-10 New Jersey Nets hold the NBA mark for the worst start...