Over/Reasonable Reaction Recap – Game 1 – Thunder 89, Blazers 106

When I was a kid, I wrote a running diary about every game of the Portland Trail Blazers’ 1991-1992 campaign. Reading every recap was like reading how every game was either the best day of my life or the end of civilization. Rarely was I levelheaded unless I was running down the stat line of players and even then it was iffy. If you know how that season ended, you know it was not...
Via Oregon Sports News
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And So Begins Another Portland Trail Blazers Journey …

It’s often said that every journey begins exactly the same. Whether it’s a triumphant Lord of the Rings-esque journey ending in untold riches and life affirming self-discovery, or it’s a Billy Bob’s fateful trip to the local mini-mart that ends in a botched robbery, police standoff and a once promising life now spent behind bars, it all begins with an innocuous first step...
Via Oregon Sports News
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Game of the Night (10/29): Trail Blazers 106, Thunder 89

Score Off. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR Oklahoma City 89 95.2 42.0 32.6 16.1 32.1 Portland 106 113.2 51.1 31.0 10.7 25.3 Russell Westbrook (OKC) — 38 pts., 11/26 FGs, 6 assts. LaMarcus Aldridge (POR) — 27 pts., 10/19 FGs Game To Watch (10/30): Knicks vs. Cavaliers, 8 p.m./TNT
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Game of the Night (10/29): Trail Blazers 106, Thunder 89

Score Off. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR Oklahoma City 89 95.2 42.0 32.6 16.1 32.1 Portland 106 113.2 51.1 31.0 10.7 25.3 Russell Westbrook (OKC) — 38 pts., 11/26 FGs, 6 assts. LaMarcus Aldridge (POR) — 27 pts., 10/19 FGs Game To Watch (10/30): Knicks vs. Cavaliers, 8 p.m./TNT
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Trail Blazers use big fourth quarter to get better of Thunder

  LaMarcus Aldridge had 27 points and the Portland Trail Blazers rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the injury-depleted Oklahoma City Thunder 106-89 on Wednesday night in the season opener for both teams. The Thunder only suited up nine players. Most notably they were without reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant, who had surgery for a fractured bone in his right foot this month and...
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Steve Blake returns, LaMarcus Aldridge will sit with groin injury

Steve Blake is in. LaMarcus Aldridge is out. That's how the Trail Blazers' roster will look when they visit the Los Angeles Clippers Friday night in the final exhibition game of the preseason at the Staples Center. Aldridge, the All-Star power forward, tweaked his groin on Tuesday, when the Blazers opened a three-game trip with a win over the Denver Nuggets in Boulder,...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 NBA Preview: Portland Trail Blazers

After years of toiling through a Jail Blazer era and the collapse of the Brandon Roy-Greg Oden team, Portland broke through with a trip to the second round thanks to an all-star season from Damian Lillard and a starting lineup that clicked immediately. Forgotten was Portland’s rich history with the sixth best winning percentage among active franchises and a 21 year streak of making...
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Oregon Sports News Roundtable – Portland Trail Blazers Season Preview

The start of the 2014-15 NBA season is just around the corner, with league games this Tuesday, October 28th. Portland tips off against the Oklahoma City Thunder on the 29th, and there have been many questions as to what we will see from the Trail Blazers this season. Will they take a step forward or a step back? Is this the last year we see LaMarcus Aldridge in Portland? Will the...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: Will They Be Better This Season?

(Source: Steve Dykes/Getty Images North America) Portland Trail Blazers: Will They Be Better This Season? By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff.. The Portland Trail Blazers finished the 2013-14 season with a 54-28 record, landing them the fifth seed in the West. After leading the Western Conference through much of the first three months of the season the Blazers came back...
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2014/15 Portland Trailblazers: Rising Sideways

<img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-1708" src="" alt=""<strong" /> (LaMarcus Aldridge & Damian Lillard by Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)   It’s that magical time of year in the NBA, when hope springs eternal and...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

McGee returns in preseason loss to Portland

BOULDER- Tuesday night marked a preseason low in points for the Denver Nuggets, falling 93-75 to the Portland Trailblazers at Coors Events Center. Portland power forward LaMarcus Aldridge had a game high 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the win, Damian Lillard added 18 points on 6-of-13 shooting. BOXSCORE: Trailblazers 93,Nuggets 75 Denver shot just 33 percent from the floor...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Aldridge leads Blazers over Nuggets with 20 points

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) LaMarcus Aldridge scored 20 points and had 11 rebounds in Portland's 93-75 win over Denver in an exhibition game Tuesday. Lillard had 18 points on 6-of-13 shooting to go with six assists and Wesley Matthews was 4 for 7 from beyond the arc for 17 points for the Blazers, who next face the Lakers. Wilson Chandler had a team-high 13 points and Darrell Arthur...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers look to build on solid foundation

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Not a whole lot has changed for the Portland Trail Blazers. The starting five - LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard, Robin Lopez, Nicolas Batum and Wesley Matthews - are all returning to a team that won 54 games and advanced to the Western Conference semifinals last season. Most of the Blazers' bench is likewise back. The only two additions the team made in...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Will The Portland Trail Blazers Have A “Top-Ten Defense” This Season?

During this time of year for teams in the NBA, each team sets a few goals for each player, as well as for the team overall. For the Portland Trail Blazers’ individual players, this ranged from learning to shoot three-point shots better (LaMarcus Aldridge, who said he’s extended his range comfortably to the corners) to learning to stay in front of opponents on defense (Damian...
Via Oregon Sports News
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA 30 Teams/30 Days Preview: Trail Blazers on the rise with Lillard, Aldridge

Editor's note: This is the 17th of Sam Amico's 30 NBA team previews entering the 2014-15 season. Projected Starters C Robin Lopez; PF LaMarcus Aldridge; SF Nicolas Batum; SG Wesley Matthews; PG Damian Lillard. Key Reserves PG Steve Blake; PF Thomas Robinson; C Chris Kaman; SG Will Barton; SF Dorrell Wright; C Joel Freeland; C Meyers Leonard; G C.J. McCollum; SF Victor Claver...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Season Preview: Portland Trailblazers

One of the quietest teams in the league made a lot of noise last post season in an epic battle with the favored Houston Rockets.  Thanks in large part to LaMarcus Aldridge’s monster series and Damian Lillard’s last second shot in game 6, the Blazers advanced to the second round.  The bad news for the Blazers came with their second round opponent, the eventual champions, the...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge not focused on NBA TV deal, still wants to retire as best Blazer ever

When LaMarcus Aldridge first got on the team, I thought he was destined to be the second or even third fiddle team on the Portland Trail Blazers. Brandon Roy was leading the go-to guy for the Blazers then and Greg Oden had so much potential coming into the league. Now Roy is retired and Oden is barely hanging on as he went through multiple injuries and personal problems. Aldridge...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

A New Era Of Portland Trail Blazers Basketball

The Championship team of 1977. Up-and-down 80’s. Clyde the Glide. There have been a whole variety of eras in Portland Trail Blazers basketball history. Some good, some bad. One title, numerous playoff runs, fourteen head coaches, and a lot of headaches. In the moment, it is hard to name recognize the era we are in. But 10 years from now, we may look back on this era of Blazers...
Via Oregon Sports News
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Does NBA's new mega TV deal jeopardize LaMarcus Aldridge's pledge to sign extension?

The NBA is primed for a financial windfall thanks to a lucrative new contract extension with its national television broadcast partners. The NBA announced on Monday that it has reached a new nine-year agreement with Walt Disney and Turner Broadcasting, ensuring that national TV games continue to air exclusively on ABC, ESPN, TNT and NBA TV. The networks reportedly will pay a whopping...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

New TV Deal Unlikely To Impact LaMarcus Aldridge's Free Agency

The NBA's new television deal won't have an impact on whether LaMarcus Aldridge signs a long-term deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, according to a source. Aldridge's annual salary will pencil in at 30 percent of the Blazers' cap when he signs his deal, no matter how much it is. Afterward, he would receive 7.5 percent increases each year for the length of his deal...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: How Far Can They Go?

The offsetting buzz has been around the teams making blockbuster trades, like the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls. A big question in the minds of Trail Blazer fans is regarding how their team stacks up against other teams in the NBA that have recently acquired big name free agents. Do LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard, and company have what it takes to defeat championship caliber...
Via The League News
25 days ago  |  1 Comment

Portland Trail Blazers season preview: Roster analysis

Just when you think that the Western Conference couldn’t get any tougher, the Portland Trail Blazers decided to pop into the mix. After the Blazers surprisingly knocked off the Rockets in the first round of the playoffs last year, fans and teams alike began to take notice of the potential that resides in this talented team. The Trail Blazers are a team that looks like they will...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Power Ranking Portland Trail Blazers 2014-15 roster by position

How do they rank? Point guard. Shooting guard. Small forward. Power forward. Center. The Portland Trail Blazers, like all 30 NBA teams, have them, but which position ranks the best on the roster entering the 2014-15 season? When ranking these positions, a few things come to mind. First is past production. What did the players at each spot do last season, and what has each player...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Preview Spotlight – LaMarcus Aldridge

The middle of September is usually about three things in the American sports world: the NFL, college football, and the MLB pennant race. Even with pro football’s ongoing and mounting troubles regarding the mental health of it’s players, as long as there is gambling and fantasy football, it will have a place in the sports world–though I don’t like it. But this won’t be about...
Via Oregon Sports News
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Call To The Hall: LaMarcus Aldridge

(Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) We’ve hit the dog days of the NBA summer.  All the big name free agents have been snatched up.  Summer league is over.  Training camps are still weeks away.  So now is the perfect time to reminisce a bit over current NBA players’ career accomplishments to see if they are Hall of Fame worthy or not.  Next up: LaMarcus Aldridge   LaMarcus Aldridge...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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