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Blazers rally late, take down Grizzlies to avoid sweep

  After the final buzzer of their Game 4 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night, the Portland Trail Blazers all gathered in a huddle at midcourt and raised their clasped hands skyward. All of them were smiling. Portland had avoided elimination from the playoffs with a 99-92 victory over Memphis. "I think since the last game when we went 0-3, the big thing we've been...
Via AP on Fox
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blazers stave off elimination with 99-92 win over Memphis

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Damian Lillard had 32 points and the Portland Trail Blazers avoided elimination from the playoffs with a 99-92 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night. Memphis led by as many as 10 points in the fourth quarter, but Portland rallied to deny the Grizzlies their first-ever playoff sweep. LaMarcus Aldridge had 18 points and 12 rebounds for Portland. Memphis...
Via AP on Fox
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

What's a perfect summer look like for San Antonio?

Regardless of whether they win a sixth championship or not, San Antonio has a huge offseason sitting in its immediate future. Nothing gets decided until Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili decide if they want to retire or continue on, but if it's unfortunately the former, the Spurs will have enough cap space to lure a star free agent.If everything breaks right, here's a breakdown of San...
Via Fox Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lillard: No Reason To Believe Aldridge Won't Re-Sign With Blazers

Damian Lillard understands the NBA is a business when it comes to the possibility of LaMarcus Aldridge signing elsewhere in free agency. "You seen LeBron [James] leave Cleveland and come back to Cleveland," Lillard said. "Guys will do what's best for them. You've got to do what's best for you when you're pursuing a ring or whatever it is." Lillard is still confident that Aldridge...
Via RealGM
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Could Aldridge be leaving the door open to leave Portland?

There has been a lot of talk about LaMarcus Aldridge leaving the Portland TrailBlazers after this season when his contract runs up and the newest development in that saga might not be good for Portland. The big man bought his own plane ticket and left Memphis after Game 2 without the team. Blazers General Manager Neil Olshey […]
Via Project Spurs
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Will LaMarcus Aldridge leave the Portland Trailblazers?

Last night, the Portland Trailblazers fell in game three to the Memphis Grizzlies.  The loss marked their third straight resulting in Portland going down 3-0 to Memphis.  On the brink of LaMarcus Aldridge with teammate Damian Lillard elimination yet again, could Portland’s star forward be considering his options in the free agency? After all, if the Grizzlies do knock...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Depleted But Not Done, Portland Trail Blazers Need Lillard Time, All The Time

The first two games of the Portland Trail Blazers first-round series against the Memphis Grizzlies put their issues under a magnifying glass that told harsh truths. Their depleted roster has result in heavy burdens on the shoulders of LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard, not nearly enough firepower on the wings to combat Memphis’s stodgy defense on both stars, a bench unit that...
Via Oregon Sports News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: LaMarcus Aldridge To Los Angeles A Real Possibility This Summer?

Laker fans have wanted LaMarcus Aldridge to wear purple and gold for years now – they’ve even bought Lakers jerseys with Aldridge’s name on the back – and it seems there’s a chance their dream could become a reality this summer. According to Marc Stein from ESPN, the Lakers, along with the New York Knicks, San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks, will chase Aldridge this...
Via Lakerholicz.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

How are the Grizzlies defending LaMarcus Aldridge?

LaMarcus Aldridge is one of the world's 15 best basketball players, and presents a huge problem for any team the Portland Trail Blazers go up against. But after lighting up the Houston Rockets in last year's postseason, how is Aldridge doing against the tougher Memphis Grizzlies? Here's a fantastic breakdown courtesy of Blazer's Edge."[Aldridge] is a versatile player who can attack...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies-Trail Blazers Preview

With a handful of injuries and their top scorers shooting poorly, the Portland Trail Blazers are hoping the raucous crowd at Moda Center can provide a spark. Returning home with an 0-2 deficit in their first-round series against the Memphis Grizzlies, the Blazers look to avoid being pushed to the brink Saturday night. Portland failed to earn homecourt advantage for this series despite...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Calm Down – This Portland Trail Blazers Season Was Defined By Injury

The Portland Trail Blazers were lit up in Memphis. Pounded on Sunday, then again on Wednesday. They return home down two games in the series lost by a combined 29 points. What’s been said, written about, and thought about in the aftermath of two of the worst games in franchise playoff history has been ugly. Blazer Mania? Right now, it’s more Blazer Hysteria. You know. You’ve...
Via Oregon Sports News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Defining Success For The Portland Trail Blazers

Just a little over a month ago, the nation was starting to jump on the Portland Trail Blazers bandwagon. They were starting to get recognition as possibly one of the contenders in the West, some analysts were even picking them to advance to The Finals. This is all following a hot start to the season and a couple key acquisitions at the trade deadline in Arron Afflalo and Alonzo Gee...
Via Oregon Sports News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Have the Grizzlies accomplished anything?

The Memphis Grizzlies are up 2-0 in their first-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers. That's the good news. The bad news is they haven't exactly reached their expectations quite yet. This team wants to win a championship, and beating a wounded opponent in only two games isn't cause for celebration. Here's 3SOB's Chip Crain with more:"But what have the Grizzlies really...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge Expected To Be Pursued By Spurs, Mavs, Knicks, Lakers

LaMarcus Aldridge is expected to be pursued by the San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers when he becomes a free agent in July. The Spurs and Mavericks reportedly believe they have a shot to sign Aldridge.
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts For Game Two Of The Portland Trail Blazers / Memphis Grizzlies Series

On Sunday, it’s fair to say that the Portland Trail Blazers, to steal a quaint English phrase, caught ol’ barney off the Memphis Grizzlies Sunday. The starters on both teams struggled, but when the Blazers’ thin bench came in, Beno Udrih of the Grizzlies spat fire and burped ice, draining his first seven shots and keying a Grizzlies run that put Portland away before halftime...
Via Oregon Sports News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Home Ticket Prices Dwarf Prices At FedEx Forum

With a season-ending injury to Wesley Matthews, the Portland Trail Blazers knew any playoff series would have to be won by their two stars, LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard. Aldridge scored enough points, 32, but it took a lot of shots to get there, shooting 13-for-34 from the field. Lillard, quite frankly, put up a dud and as a result, the Blazers trail 1-0 in their first-round...
Via Oregon Sports News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs could land a meeting with free agent LaMarcus Aldridge this offseason

I know it’s only the first round of the 2015 NBA Playoffs, but that doesn’t mean some people aren’t looking toward the offseason to get a head start on making moves. The San Antonio Spurs are definitely one of those teams and it seems they might be looking to replace Tim Duncan should he decide […]
Via Project Spurs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Spurs make a run at LaMarcus Aldridge?

The San Antonio Spurs are currently focused on emerging from their bloody first-round battle against the Los Angeles Clippers, but it's never too early to look ahead to the summer, especially when a player like Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge is an unrestricted free agent.According to Grantland's Zach Lowe, that's exactly who the Spurs have on their radar:"The Spurs...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Slant – Episode 238 – Portland Trail Blazers / Memphis Grizzlies And Tim Tebow / Chip Kelly

On this episode of The Slant, host Brad Stein recaps and previews the remainder of the Portland Trail Blazers / Memphis Grizzlies series, LaMarcus Aldridge’s future, and the marriage of Chip Kelly and Tim Tebow. Download & Listen Here
Via Oregon Sports News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Trailblazers have sign in locker room that says “We don’t lose to Spanish players”

Sunday night, the Memphis Grizzlies beat up the Portland Trailblazers mentally and physically. The Trailblazers looked out of sync and frustrated especially star player LaMarcus Aldridge. Going into Game 2, the Trailblazers are looking for anyway to motivate themselves. Well there is a sign in their locker room that is raising some eyebrows around the league. According to John...
Via No Guts, No Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers player thinks LaMarcus Aldridge is a 50/50 shot to leave

I’ll just get this out of the way right now… I love LaMarcus Aldridge. When looking ahead to this summer and free agency, one of my hopes was that somehow, some way, Aldridge would get frustrated enough with being on a good but not great team that he’d go searching for a new situation. Well… I might be getting my wish After an atrocious performance by the Blazers that at...
Via Red's Army
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Teammate: 50-50 Chance LaMarcus Aldridge Leaves Blazers

LaMarcus Aldridge will be a free agent this offseason and he may not be a lock to re-sign with the Portland Trail Blazers. The Blazers have made the playoffs each of the past two seasons and he forms a strong core with Damian Lillard. One teammate on the Blazers privately told Jason Quick of the Oregonian that he believes there's a 50-50 chance Aldridge signs elsewhere. Aldridge...
Via RealGM
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers worried LaMarcus Aldridge will leave in free agency

The Portland Trail Blazers, who are coming off a 100-86 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 1 on Sunday, are worried that soon-to-be free agent LaMarcus Aldridge will not re-sign with the team this summer. From the Oregonian‘s Jason Quick: Some Blazers players have already said they are worried free agency will take Aldridge away from Portland this summer. Earlier this...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Portland Trail Blazers Concerned About Losing LaMarcus Aldridge

The 2015 NBA free agent class is headlined by a couple franchise cornerstones in Marc Gasol and LaMarcus Aldridge, but neither player has publicly expressed a desire to leave his current setting. However, according to Jason Quick of The Oregonian, the Portland Trail Blazers ought to be concerned about losing their star power forward in Aldridge. “After an atrocious performance...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies beat Blazers so badly in opener, leading scorer is backup

  Reserve Beno Udrih scored 20 points and the Memphis Grizzlies never trailed in routing the Portland Trail Blazers 100-86 on Sunday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference first-round series. Zach Randolph had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Marc Gasol added 15 points and 11 rebounds. Mike Conley finished with 16 points and didn't play the fourth quarter. Jeff Green had 11. LaMarcus...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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