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Portland Trail Blazers
A day after Head Coach Randy Wittman and the players held a team meeting to discuss Washington's disastrous and embarrassing 0-12 start to the NBA season, the Wizards finally got their first win of the season, beating the visiting Portland Trail Blazers [6-8] 84-82 in front of a half empty Verizon Center. Washington is the last NBA team to win a game this year.
It looked like the Wizards might get their first win of the season easily, as they kept pace with the Blazers early before taking control of the game in the third and early in the fourth quarter. The game was tied at halftime and Washington struggled early in the third quarter before coming on and outscoring the Blazers 25-16 in the third, helped by Jordan Crawford's shooting. However, that's when the wheels fell off. Washington led 79-64 with nine minutes left in the fourth quarter before giving up the next 16 points to turn a likely win into dogfight. The Wizards went about six minutes without scoring a poi...
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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.
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)
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
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...
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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
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...
I managed to catch Randy Wittman's post game press conference following the Washington Wizards first win of the season, which came against the Portland Trailblazers. He answered questions about the team team's struggles this season and the feeling in the locker room.
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...
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...
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 [...]
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“We got contributions from everyone.”
True story, courtesy of coach Randy Wittman, but after finally breaking the ice (which coach Wittman claimed was 4-5 feet deep) and cracking through the win column for the first time this season, it was Trevor Ariza who earned...
"They carved us up pretty good tonight" -- Randy Wittman
If you didn’t get a chance to watch last night’s contest between the Washington Wizards and the San Antonio Spurs, let me set it up for...