LaMarcus Aldridge throws it down over Omer Asik (Video)

Portland Trail Blazers power forward LaMarcus Aldridge threw down a monster slam dunk over Houston Rockets backup center Omer Asik during the fourth quarter of Wednesday night's Game 2 of their NBA Western Conference first round playoff series.Aldridge got the assist from Wesley Matthews as he charged the rim and jammed it home.The play put the exclamation point on a dominating...
Via Holdout Sports
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LaMarcus Aldridge’s Shot Chart vs. the Rockets Is Absolutely Ridiculous (Photo)

The Houston Rockets just fell to the Portland Trailblazers in their second straight home playoff game, and LaMarcus Aldridge is a huge reason why. The Trailblazers’ forward put on an absolute clinic the entire evening as he scored from literally everywhere on the court. Aldridge would finish the game with 43 points going 18-28 from […]
Via Word On The Game
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WATCH: Robin Lopez Swats Jeremy Lin’s Floater Attempt with Authority

Not a lot has gone right for the Houston Rockets during the playoffs thus far. The Blazers took games one and two, and LaMarcus Aldridge has been playing out of his mind. And late in the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s game, we saw more of the same. With 2:33 remaining in the game, and Portland […] 
Via The Sports Daily
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Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 25

Rip City Revival The playoffs have arrived, and the Portland Trail Blazers have shown that they’re embracing the underdog role every step of the way. In the final game of the regular season, the Blazers had nothing on the line. Their seed had already been decided, giving the bench plenty of time to see action.  LaMarcus Aldridge is pumped for the playoffs. The playoffs, on the...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
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Dwight Howard says he needs to be selfish and demand the ball more often

With the Houston Rockets down 1-0 after dropping Game 1 at home in its Western Conference quarterfinal series with the Portland Trail Blazers, Dwight Howard apparently took a long look at himself and came to the conclusion, “You know what? I need to be more selfish.” The Rockets center said on Tuesday that heading into […] The post Dwight Howard says he needs to be selfish...
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The Portland Trail Blazers Remind Us That We Remember The Great Ones

In sports, we live for the great ones. We remember the great ones. When did the Portland Trail Blazers’ game one broadside across the bow of the increasingly unlikable Houston Rockets become a great one? There are a lot of correct answers, as Terry Stotts said in his post-game press conference. But you knew for sure that it was a great one when the Portland Police department tweeted...
Via Oregon Sports News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Admits Referees Should Have Awarded Howard Two Free Throws On Late Boxout With Freeland

The NBA acknowledged the officials missed a late call in the Portland Trail Blazers' 122-120 overtime win over the Houston Rockets in Game 1 on Sunday. "After video review by the league office, we have determined that the officials were incorrect in assessing a foul to the Rockets' Dwight Howard with 10.8 seconds remaining in overtime," Rod Thorn said in a statement...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lillard & Aldridge Put Up Historic Stats in Game 1 Win Over Rockets

  The NBA Playoffs are upon us, and what a first weekend of basketball it was. The best game of the weekend may just have been the last match-up we saw, an overtime thriller between the Houston Rockets and Portland Trailblazers. Game 1 saw the Blazers send the game to overtime on a late tip-in from Lamarcus Aldridge, and then steal home-court advantage thanks to some clutch play...
Via BlackSportsOnline
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets troll Robin Lopez on Twitter with Sideshow Bob reference (photo)

The wisenheimers in charge of the official Twitter account of the Houston Rockets dropped a phenomenal zinger at the expense of Robin Lopez and his interesting hairstyle after the Portland Trail Blazers big man was whistled for a technical foul during the teams’ playoff game on Sunday. The play between Lopez and Rockets center Dwight […] The post Houston Rockets troll Robin Lopez...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets troll Robin Lopez with tweet about his hairstyle

The official Twitter account of the Houston Rockets decided to poke fun at Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez on Sunday.The tweet came after Lopez was smacked with a technical foul for arguing with the referees. To add insult to injury, the Rockets then tweeted out a photo comparing Lopez's large head of hair to Sideshow Bob from The Simpsons laughing maniacally.Portland...
Via Bush League Chronicle
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Police Dept. Has Fun With Trailblazers Game One Win

The Portland Police Dept. had a little fun after the Blazers win tonight.Photo Credit: Twitter The first weekend of the NBA playoffs has just concluded, and as fans, we couldn’t ask for much more. Heading into the final contest, featuring the Portland Trailblazers on the road against the Houston Rockets, we had already had a plethora of great games. The aforementioned last game...
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Shaquille O’Neal calls Robin Lopez ‘barbecue chicken’ during TNT halftime show

There are few players in NBA history who could use their words like Shaquille O’Neal and during tonight’s halftime for the Trail Blazers-Rockets game, he decided to talk about Portland Trail Blazers big man Robin Lopez. While discussing his match-up with Dwight Howard, Shaq decided to call Robin, “barbecue chicken” in regards to Lopez being more aggressive on offense: Oh...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Thomas Robinson fails dunk spectacularly

Portland and Houston kicked off their opening round series Sunday night in Houston. For Portland's Thomas Robinson it was a homecoming of sorts. He was with Houston for a short time last season playing in just 19 games. So if the opportunity to throw down a massive play--like a posterizing kind of dunk--you know he was going to take it.If only he had made it....It would have...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Playoffs Simulation - Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets

These are two of the top scoring teams in the NBA and we should be in for some entertaining basketball!  The Rockets averaged 107.7 points per game while the Trail Blazers put up 106 per night.  Our Simulation has the Blazers winning in 7 games.Game 1Trail Blazers 106Rockets 110 (OT)Rockets lead series 1-0This was a tight one the entire game, as neither team held a double digit...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard offends NFL & NBA greats in new commercial

Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard signed a contract extension with adidas on Monday that will reportedly pay him $100MM dollars. And then he got to offending some NFL and NBA players for pay.Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
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