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Portland Trail Blazers: C.J. McCollum is already 2016’s Most Improved Player

The Portland Trail Blazers, in their quest for a playoff spot this season, have proven many doubters wrong who questioned their ability to remain competitive in the Western Conference.  Point guard Damian Lillard is unquestionably the team’s leader and best player, but it would be unfair to place all of their success on him alone.  One of the major keys to the Blazers’ success...
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4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Warriors can continue trend with Nash at Kerr’s side

At this point of the season and even before so, it’s become clearly evident that the Golden State Warriors have a solid and technically-advanced coaching staff in place. But Luke Walton’s impressive interim spell has cast his shadow to the league as a potential head coaching candidate, which means Golden State must begin a safety search for a new assistant. Little do they know...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Week Preview & Predictions – 2/8

Hey all. Normally, I’d break down the week the Portland Trail Blazers had before delving into the games this week, but a tragedy happened to me last week that transcends sports, transcends life itself for me. It’s about my dog Rocket. Rocket was bought by me a few years ago as a tiny puppy; she could fit in the cupped palms of my hands when we first got her. She was shy and timid...
Via Oregon Sports News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers-Grizzlies Preview

Not much was expected of the Portland Trail Blazers after losing four starters from last year's playoff team, but they've been able to rebuild on the fly. Damian Lillard led the way in the first meeting with Memphis and C.J. McCollum shined in the second before the Grizzlies finally managed to slow them in the third. Now defensive-minded Memphis looks to replicate that performance...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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 AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors hold off Blazers for 110-103 victory

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Kyle Lowry had 30 points, DeMar DeRozan added 29 and the Toronto Raptors snapped Portland's five-game winning streak with a 110-103 victory over the Trail Blazers on Thursday night. Damian Lillard had 27 points and 11 assists, while CJ McCollum added 21 points for Portland in the matchup between two of the league's dynamic backcourts. The Raptors, who have...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan incredible alley-oop slam dunk against Trail Blazers

As the Raptors continue their amazing start to the regular season, DeMar DeRozan will take part in the All-Star Game for the second time in his career as Toronto hosts the event this year. Tonight, the Raptors faced off against the Portland Trail Blazers and in the first quarter, Kyle Lowry was able to find DeRozan for an amazing alley-oop dunk: DeMar DeRozan, everybody! *** DeRozan...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors-Trail Blazers Preview

The Toronto Raptors made some history over the weekend, completing the franchise's first perfect seven-game homestand. The Portland Trail Blazers have a chance to finish their seven-game homestand with six wins when they face the Raptors on Thursday night in a matchup between two of the league's hottest teams. A victory over Detroit on Saturday capped the homestand for the Toronto...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: Damian Lillard is 2016’s biggest All-Star snub

For the second year in a row, Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard was not selected to be in the NBA All-Star Game.  Thankfully, he got to replace an injured Blake Griffin in last year’s contest, but this year, Lillard is on the outside looking in as he prepares to watch the game from home for the first time since his rookie year. Lillard was once again snubbed from...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers beat Bucks 107-95 for 5th straight win

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) 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...
Via AP on Fox
7 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 AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Bucks at Trail Blazers

Portland's success is usually attributed to strong scoring from Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum, but it's the Trail Blazers' defense that's turning heads of late.The Blazers go for their longest home winning streak in nearly a year Tuesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks.Lillard and McCollum are the team's top two scorers with career highs of 24.2 and 20.7 points per game, respectively...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Week Preview & Predictions – 2/2

The Portland Trail Blazers are on a roll heading into the All-Star break, winning nine out of their last 11 games, and have slid into eighth in the Western Conference. Right now, they would qualify for their third straight playoff berth in three years, which would be astounding considering that Portland GM Neil Olshey had to replace 80% of the starting lineup, and most of the roster...
Via Oregon Sports News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks-Trail Blazers Preview

Portland's success is usually attributed to strong scoring from Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum, but it's the Trail Blazers' defense that's turning heads of late. The Blazers go for their longest home winning streak in nearly a year Tuesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks. Lillard and McCollum are the team's top two scorers with career highs of 24.2 and 20.7 points per game...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

McCollum expands his media career while inspiring kids

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) While many athletes figure they'll pursue media careers after their playing days are over, Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum sees no reason why he can't have it all now. McCollum is a media mogul in the making, with a radio show along with a series of articles to his name. He's also mentoring aspiring young journalists through a behind-the-scenes glimpse into...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

CJ McCollum expands his media career while inspiring kids

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) While many athletes figure they'll pursue media careers after their playing days are over, Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum sees no reason why he can't have it all now. McCollum is a media mogul in the making, with a radio show along with a series of articles to his name. He's also mentoring aspiring young journalists through a behind-the-scenes glimpse into...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Towns scores 21, but Timberwolves fall 96-93 at Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. -- CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard scored 21 points apiece, and the Portland Trail Blazers handed the Minnesota Timberwolves their 11th straight road loss with a 96-93 victory Sunday night. Portland extended its winning streak to four and improved to 3-0 against the Timberwolves this season. Karl-Anthony Towns, a contender for Rookie of the Year, was the first player...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

McCollum, Lillard lead Blazers past Timberwolves 96-93

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard scored 21 points apiece, and the Portland Trail Blazers handed the Minnesota Timberwolves their 11th straight road loss with a 96-93 victory Sunday night. Portland extended its winning streak to four and improved to 3-0 against the Timberwolves this season. Karl-Anthony Towns, a contender for Rookie of the Year, was the first...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Timberwolves at Trail Blazers

The Minnesota Timberwolves' headache is intensifying, and Portland likely isn't the place to bring the swelling down - especially the way the Trail Blazers are playing lately.The Blazers seek their first four-game winning streak since March and look to continue their home dominance over the sinking Timberwolves on Sunday night.Portland (22-26) is enjoying its best stretch of the...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves-Trail Blazers Preview

The Minnesota Timberwolves' headache is intensifying, and Portland likely isn't the place to bring the swelling down - especially the way the Trail Blazers are playing lately. The Blazers seek their first four-game winning streak since March and look to continue their home dominance over the sinking Timberwolves on Sunday night. Portland (22-26) is enjoying its best stretch of...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets' Kidd-Gilchrist returns against Trail Blazers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist made his return after missing nearly four months with a shoulder injury. The team's top defender started against the Trail Blazers in Portland. He played a surprising 33 minutes in his first game back, finishing with 13 points and seven rebounds in a 109-91 loss. ''Being on the floor for the first time was really...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Lillard scores 22 points, Blazers beat Hornets 109-91

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Damian Lillard scored 22 points and Allen Crabbe added 20 off the bench for the Portland Trail Blazers in a 109-91 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night. C.J. McCollum and Al-Farouq Aminu each had 17 points for the Blazers, who have won three straight and seven of their last nine games overall. They've won eight straight over Charlotte at home...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets' Kidd-Gilchrist to return against Trail Blazers

Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is set to return after missing nearly four months with a shoulder injury. The Hornets said their top defender has been cleared to play and is expected to be in uniform Friday night against the Trail Blazers in Portland. The 6-foot-7 Kidd-Gilchrist had surgery for a torn labrum in his right shoulder on Oct. 6, months after he agreed...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Should The Portland Trail Blazers Trade CJ McCollum?

Starting with tonight’s game against Charlotte, Portland has seven games remaining before the NBA Trade Deadline on February 18th. And if some fans and pundits get their way, Portland’s first game after the deadline could look very different. And that starts with the question of whether GM Neil Olshey should seriously consider moving CJ McCollum, even if Cleveland forward and...
Via Oregon Sports News
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Weekend Preview & Predictions – 1/29

The Portland Trail Blazers won their game against the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday, and now improbably hold the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference as of today. Will they hold on against the Kings and Utah Jazz, who are a mere three-tenths of a percentage point behind the Blazers? That question won’t be answered until Tax Day, the way these teams are going. These...
Via Oregon Sports News
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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