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Portland 103, Washington 96; 24 January 2015 (Washington 29-15, Portland 32-13)

Photo Credit: wpxnews.com The Wizards started their four-game western swing Saturday night at Portland. The Blazers are in the midst of a great season, led by forward LaMarcus Aldridge & point guard Damon Lillard. They provided their usual performance. That combination turned out to be too much for Washington to bear. John Wall scored 25, but Portland’s star duo combined...
Via DC Sports-Kings
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Aldridge returns and Blazers beat Wizards 103-96

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) LaMarcus Aldridge returned to the Trail Blazers two days after saying he was going to have thumb surgery and had 26 points and nine rebounds in a Portland's 103-96 victory over the Washington Wizards on Saturday night. Damian Lillard added 20 points and seven assists as the Blazers snapped two-game losing streak. Tied at 79 midway through the fourth quarter,...
Via AP on Fox
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NBA Games Of The Week: January 26th-30th, 2015

Each and every week, we’ll look at the top NBA games of the week breaking them down. The best game happening on each week night will be selected with reasoning as to why you should keep an eye on it. Monday: Portland Trail Blazers @ Brooklyn Nets (7:30 PM EST) Portland Trail Blazers @ Brooklyn Nets Not the most appealing match-up but Monday does not have any great games. The...
Via Basketball Bicker
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Blazers' Aldridge to put thumb surgery on hold, will play vs. Wizards

  The Trail Blazers say that forward LaMarcus Aldridge has decided to put thumb surgery on hold and play in Portland's game Saturday night against the Washington Wizards. Aldridge announced on Thursday that he would need surgery to repair a ligament in his left thumb and was expected to miss from six to eight weeks. But just hours before the game against the Wizards the Blazers...
Via AP on Fox
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LaMarcus Aldridge postpones surgery on thumb, will play tonight

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports Portland Trail Blazers center LaMarcus Aldridge has decided to postpone surgery on his thumb, and will play Saturday night against he Washington Wizards. BREAKING: LaMarcus Aldridge (ligament tear left thumb) puts surgery on hold; will play tonight versus Washington. — Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) January 24, 2015 Aldridge has a radial...
Via Sports-Glory
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LaMarcus Aldridge Puts Off Surgery, Will Play Saturday

In an astonishing twist, Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge has decided to put off thumb surgery and will suit up for the team’s game against the Washington Wizards Saturday night. Portland had originally announced on Thursday night that the power forward was expected to miss six-to-eight weeks after tearing the radial collateral ligament in his left thumb. At that...
Via Sportsnaut
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Blazers LaMarcus Aldridge Puts Off Thumb Surgery, Will Play vs Wizards

LaMarcus Aldridge is a beast for this, but I hope he doesn’t do more damge. The Trail Blazers have announced that the star big man will put off thumb surgery that was supposed to keep him out 8 weeks. BREAKING: LaMarcus Aldridge (ligament tear left thumb) puts surgery on hold; will play tonight versus Washington. — Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) January 24, 2015
Via Thacover2
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LaMarcus Aldridge Puts Thumb Surgery On Hold, Will Play Against Wizards

LaMarcus Aldridge has put surgery on hold for the ligament tear in his left thumb, the Portland Trail Blazers announced Saturday. Aldridge will play against the Washington Wizards on Saturday night.
Via RealGM
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Portland Trail Blazers: With Aldridge Injured, What’s Next?

Source: Steve Dykes/Getty Images North America By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content/Hoopstuff… I’ll state the obvious and say that losing Aldridge for the 6-8 weeks he is expected to be out due to thumb surgery is a fairly devastating blow for the Blazers. He is one of the premier power forwards in the league averaging 23.3 points and 10.2 rebounds per game, should have...
Via HoopStuff
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Portland Trail Blazers: Why They Aren’t Contenders

(Source: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images North America) Portland Trail Blazers: Why They Aren’t Contenders By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer At Hoopstuff… It was only a couple of years ago that the Portland Trail Blazers were 33-49 and their lone star LaMarcus Aldridge was  in “trade me to a good team or I’ll leave in free agency” territory. Now, the script has flipped in Oregon...
Via HoopStuff
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Wizards-Trail Blazers Preview

LaMarcus Aldridge's extended absence certainly provides another tough situation for the Portland Trail Blazers, whose slump began even with their star big man in the lineup. Now they're faced with the possibility of losing yet another starter. Nicolas Batum's status for Saturday night is unclear as the Blazers look to get back on track against a Washington Wizards team beginning...
Via AP on Fox
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With Aldridge out, will Portland make a push for Brandon Bass?

The Portland Trailblazers, owners of the 3rd best record in the Western conference, learned yesterday that All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge will miss the next 6-8 weeks because of a thumb injury. I immediately wondered if Portland would have interest in Brandon Bass. There isn’t much traction on this front, but Grantland’s Zach Lowe did reference Bass in his latest column...
Via Red's Army
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Fantasy Basketball Infirmary: Week 13 Injury Analysis

Little was known about the severity of LaMarcus Aldridge’s thumb injury when he missed Wednesday’s game. I was texting with Razzball’s own JB about the Blazers and JB voiced his concern that Aldridge would “be out a while.” After undergoing another MRI on Thursday, the Trail Blazers announced that Aldridge would be out 6-8 weeks with a torn ligament in his left thumb. ...
Via Razzball Basketball
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Blazers' Aldridge needs thumb surgery, out 6-8 weeks

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge said Thursday that he tore a ligament in his left thumb that will require surgery and that he could be out six to eight weeks. The three-time All-Star spoke before Portland's game against the Celtics. The Blazers fell to Boston 90-89. Aldridge hurt his thumb when his hand came down on the knee of Sacramento's DeMarcus...
Via AP on Fox
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Blazers' Aldridge needs thumb surgery, out 6-8 weeks

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge said Thursday that he tore a ligament in his left thumb that will require surgery and that he could be out six to eight weeks. The three-time All-Star spoke before Portland's game against the Celtics. The Blazers fell to Boston 90-89. Aldridge hurt his thumb when his hand came down on the knee of Sacramento's DeMarcus...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
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Portland's Thomas Robinson is no bust

​ I feel bad for Thomas Robinson. I really do. It seems like the NBA is as open and fair a competition as you could ever devise to find out who the best basketball players are in the world. If you can’t cut it in the NBA, it seems like you should have nobody to blame for yourself. I think that’s the case—for the most part. Sometimes, though, a player’s personal development...
Via The Sports Post
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It’s Sink Or Swim Time For The Portland Trail Blazers

Minutes before tip-off of the Trail Blazers match up against the Boston Celtics, Portland announced that the diagnosis of LaMarcus Aldridge’s thumb injury was a little worse than thought. Portland Trail Blazers PR tweeted, “MRI confirms Portland F LaMarcus Aldridge has a radial collateral ligament tear in left thumb. He will undergo surgery; out for 6-8 weeks.” Losing one of...
Via Oregon Sports News
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LaMarcus Aldridge Out 6-8 Weeks - Thumb Surgery

The Portland Trail Blazers will be without LaMarcus Aldridge for a while, after the All-Star had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his thumb.  Aldridge injured his thumb on Monday, banging it against DeMarcus Cousins knee.  The Blazers will have to turn to Chris Kama, Thomas Robinson and Meyers Leonard to fill the hole.  Kaman is the only one you want to own in fantasy...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
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Stotts Takes Five Shots, Then Decides Who To Start At PF

I know, I know.  Much bigger headlines on the injury front, but it's Injury Friday with Pete's Fantasy Basketball Infirmary coming out in a few hours, so I'm not gonna steal his spotlight! With LaMarcus Aldridge out 6-8 weeks with a hitchhiking injury, on top of Robin Lopez still a few weeks out, there's a ton of PF/C minutes to fill your Blazing hole.  After Dorell Wright had...
Via Razzball Basketball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Envy: What Trail Blazers fans said - 1/22

Coming into the game the Trail Blazers had the second-best record in the West.  Despite some key injuries, in the minds of Blazers fans losing at home to the lowly Celtics was not a viable option.  And I'm not sure if it was just because they were playing Boston, but the deflated ball jokes were rampant.My No. 1 favorite:After Jared Sullinger dove for the lose ball in the lane...
Via Celtics Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics beat the Trail Blazers with resilience and defense: 90-89

The Celtics are a fun bunch to watch even if they have been a new team every week for the past month or so. They have beaten the Pelicans, they have given a hard time to the Clippers in the beginning of this road trip, and tonight they have upset the Trail Blazers at home. Yes, the Trail Blazers are missing LaMarcus Aldridge, but still they are a great team. Celtics' "grit and balls...
Via Celtics Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge Thumb Injury Causes Him To Miss Up To Two Months

LaMarcus Aldridge thumb injury forces Portland to lose their superstar for 6-8 weeks. ESPN reports that Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge thumb injury issues will cause him to miss the next six to eight weeks. The hopeful all star suffered the injury on Monday against the Sacramento Kings  tearing the radial collateral ligament in his left thumb. An MRI on Thursday...
Via Basketball Bicker
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers’ LaMarcus Aldridge Out 6-8 Weeks With Torn Ligament In Thumb

PORTLAND, Ore. — Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge says he tore a ligament in his left thumb that will require surgery. Aldridge said he could be out six to eight weeks. He spoke before Portland’s game against the Boston Celtics on Thursday night. Aldridge hurt his thumb in the second quarter of the Blazers’ 98-95 victory over the Sacramento...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers' Aldridge needs surgery on thumb ligament; out 6-8 weeks

  Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge says he tore a ligament in his left thumb that will require surgery. Aldridge said he could be out six to eight weeks. He spoke before Portland's game against the Boston Celtics on Thursday night. Aldridge hurt his thumb in the second quarter of the Blazers' 98-95 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Monday night. The 6-foot-11 power forward...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge Out 6-8 Weeks With Ligament Tear In Left Thumb

A second magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) confirms that LaMarcus Aldridge has a radial collateral ligament tear in his left thumb. He will undergo surgery later this week and is expected to be out for 6-8 weeks. Aldridge sustained the injury in the second quarter of Portland’s 98-94 win over Sacramento on Monday at the Moda Center.
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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