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How a Pair of Socks Can Help a Child in Need See a Live Trail Blazers Game

We’re sending 2000 kids in need to see the Blazers-Kings game in February. You can help and score nifty swag too! Each year Blazer’s Edge readers and the surrounding community unite to send 2000+ kids who wouldn’t otherwise get to see a Portland Trail Blazers game to the Moda Center, free of charge. Students in need, from difficult circumstances, go with teachers and counselors,...
Via Blazer's Edge
14 hours ago

Reporter Anne Peterson on Covering Famous, Infamous Trail Blazers

AP Sportswriter Anne Peterson joins the Blazer’s Edge Podcast to talk about Rasheed Wallace, Brandon Roy, and More Welcome to Episode 2 of Women’s Hops And Talks (W.H.A.T.) Podcast! Today Tara and Kendyl talk with Associated Press reporter Anne Peterson whose beat has included the Portland Trail Blazers since 2002. We hear about her early days in the Bay Area, her first call to meet...
Via Blazer's Edge
14 hours ago

Moe Harkless Frustrated With Offensive Role

The Trail Blazers forward tells Jason Quick of NBCSports Northwest about his stint in fifth-starter purgatory. Trail Blazers small forward Maurice Harkless is frustrated with his role and he’s starting to speak out about it. Though Harkless is a regular in Portland’s starting lineup, his touches and stat line fall far below those of his compatriots. Jason Quick of NBCSports Northwest...
Via Blazer's Edge
1 day ago

Sixers take early lead, never trail for big home win over Blazers

By Josh Liddick, Sports Talk Philly editor  The Sixers (10-7) were in search of their second win in a row and second straight against a western conference opponent as the Portland Trail Blazers (10-8) visited the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night. Luckily, the home crowd was treated to an early Thanksgiving meal as the Sixers knocked off the Blazers 101-81 in fine fashion....
Via Flyerdelphia
1 day ago

Joel Embiid helps fast-starting 76ers rout Blazers 101-81

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid had 28 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks and the fast-starting Philadelphia 76ers handled another Western Conference opponent with relative ease, beating the Portland Trail Blazers, 101-81 on Wednesday night. Coming off a 21-point victory over Utah on Monday night, the 76ers scored the game’s first 16 points and held a double-digit lead most of the...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

Jusuf Nurkic on Portland: ‘I want to be here’

Jusuf Nurkic has played the best basketball of his NBA career since joining the Portland Trail Blazers, and he doesn’t want to leave.In an interview with Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated, Nurkic cited the surroundings both individually and professionally.“Portland gave me the situation I always wanted: the fans, the city, the teammates and two guards who can really hoop. It sounds...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jusuf Nurkic on requesting trade from Nuggets: 'It just came to the point where I needed to go'

Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic revealed he twice made trade requests to Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly, once in April of 2016 and then again in December.
Via Sporting News
3 days ago

WATCH: Magic head coach Frank Vogel slips on court, takes a spill during game

NBA coaches are a part of the action, too, and managing games from in front of the bench can be a slippery business, which Frank Vogel learned on Wednesday night.It happened in the third quarter of Wednesday’s game, when the Trail Blazers had the ball, and Damian Lillard pulled up to attempt a three-pointer from the top of the key. Vogel, who was standing at the time, walked briskly...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: CJ McCollum blows kiss at Fournier during alteracation

Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum used an unorthodox gesture to troll Evan Fournier after a brief skirmish broke out during Wednesday night’s game, and it was funny to watch.The two were seen having some words near the end of the first half when an official attempted to get in between them. A skirmish then broke out, with the two having to be separated. They continued to jaw at one...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul George and Russell Westbrook fined for criticizing officials

The NBA isn’t exactly doing the Oklahoma City Thunder any favors during the early part of their schedule. This flagrant foul call on Carmelo Anthony earlier in the week is a prime example of that.Now, the league has decided to fine several members of the Thunder $15,000 each for criticizing the officiating following Sunday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers.Head coach Billy...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Carmelo Anthony ejected after ridiculous flagrant foul call

Carmelo Anthony and his Oklahoma City Thunder were looking to overcome a double-digit second half deficit against the Blazers in Portland on Sunday night.By the look of this one play, Melo had pulled the team closer with driving layup and a foul against Blazers big man Jusuf Nurkic. That’s when the officials decided to call a flagrant two on Anthony, ejecting him from the game in...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard gets extra shots up

Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard gets extra shots up after practice following a three-game shooting slump.
Via The Oregonian
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo may have turned down Portland due to long distance

As Carmelo Anthony begins the new season with the Oklahoma City Thunder, we’re getting a better idea of why it wasn’t the Portland Trail Blazers instead.In an appearance this week on “Bald Faced Truth,” Marc Stein of the New York Times, who recently had an in-depth chat with Anthony, said the star forward may have turned down a trade to Portland due to the distance.“We had a fair...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 20, 2017  |  Discuss

CJ McCollum suspended for season opener

C.J. McCollum has been suspended for the first game of 2017-2018 season as a result of his actions during a preseason game.During a game between the Blazers and Suns, McCollum left the bench during an altercation, which carries a one-game suspension. Below is the statement from the NBA. McCollum won the NBA’s Most Improved Player Award in 2016 and followed that up with the best season...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 14, 2017  |  Discuss
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