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Lillard scores 21 to help Portland beat Houston 96-79

HOUSTON (AP) Damian Lillard had 21 points and 10 assists to lead a balanced scoring attack and the Portland Trail Blazers built a big lead early and rolled to an easy 96-79 win over the Houston Rockets on Saturday. The Trail Blazers were up by 19 at halftime and scored the first six points of the third quarter to make it 61-36 with about 10 minutes left in the quarter. James...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks fall to Trail Blazers 107-95 in fourth straight loss

PORTLAND, Ore. -- CJ McCollum had 30 points and Portland beat the Milwaukee Bucks 107-95 on Tuesday night for the Trail Blazers' season-high fifth straight win.Damian Lillard had 14 points and 12 assists for his 11th double-double of the season. Al-Farouq Aminu added 16 points for the Blazers, who have won nine of their last 11.Khris Middleton had 21 points and eight rebounds for...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Blazers' Unusual Rebuild

As quickly as the Portland Trail Blazers transformed themselves from a 33-win team in 12-13 to a 50-win playoff team in both 13-14 and 14-15, the franchise just as quickly begins another rebuilding process. The Blazers lost four of their five starters, as well as their 6th man in the offseason. The Blazers did offset the complete change of course by signing Damian Lillard to a maximum...
Via RealGM - NBA
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Portland's Aminu destroy Serge Ibaka at the rim

Not many players challenge Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka at the rim and live to tell a happy tale. But Portland's Al-Farouq Aminu joined a select few on Sunday night when he rose up and threw the hammer down.This was awesome, and speaks to Aminu's growing confidence within Portland's offensive system. He's shooting 36 percent from behind the three-point line and averaging...
Via Fox Sports
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Portland's Aminu stays consistent through 'rain, sleet or snow'

The Portland Trail Blazers downed the Indiana Pacers on Thursday night, and Al-Farouq Aminu was a big reason for the upset.He finished with 13 rebounds, six boards and five assists, an all-around effort that helped push the underdogs past one of the hottest teams in the league. Here's what he said afterwards about how important energy and consistency are to his game, per The Oregonian...
Via Fox Sports
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Al-Farouq Aminu Has Been Perfect Nicolas Batum Replacement For Portland Trail Blazers

Nicolas Batum had something to prove. He claimed he didn’t, following his 33-point, six-assist, five-rebound performance against the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday, but whether it’s true or not that he felt no extra motivation against his former team, one thing is blatantly clear. Batum thoroughly outperformed his de facto replacement, Al-Farouq Aminu. Luckily for fans in Portland...
Via Oregon Sports News
November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Here's why Al-Farouq Aminu is having a breakout season

Al-Farouq Aminu is a former lottery pick who entered the league with high expectations. But after a few disappointing seasons tempered the hype, Aminu found himself in Portland. And, well, everything happens for a reason.In both Aminu's words and those of his head coach, Terry Stotts, here's why the 25-year-old is currently the third leading scorer on a team that's really starting...
Via Fox Sports
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Roster Breakdown – Al-Farouq Aminu

Ushering in a new era of Portland Trail Blazers basketball seems to be the theme of the 2015 NBA offseason. The Rip City roster no longer resembles the crew that had back-to-back 50-win seasons over the past two years, but one thing it can hang its hat on is that youth and potential have become the beacons of hope in an otherwise confusing time. In a 15-part series, Oregon Sports...
Via Oregon Sports News
September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers’ Aminu To Participate In First NBA Game In Africa

An offseason acquisition from the Dallas Mavericks, forward Al-Farouq Aminu will play for Team Africa as it takes on Team World in the NBA Africa game set to take place in Johannesburg, South Africa this Saturday.  This game comes as part of the partnership between Basketball Without Borders and the NBA, and is the first game in NBA history to take place in Africa. Ahead of the...
Via Oregon Sports News
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Al-Farouq Aminu agrees to a four-year, $30 million deal with Trail Blazers

With the first shocking move of NBA Free Agency, the Portland Trail Blazers have agreed to a four-year, $30 million deal with forward Al-Farouq Aminu, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Many people are surprised at this deal because of Aminu’s limited production this past season with the Dallas Mavericks and over his entire career. Aminu, who was drafted with the...
Via Total Sports Live
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

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