Nov 12, 2014, 8:00 AM EST
Batum suffered right knee contusion
Oct 30, 2014, 2:45 AM EST
Good night to be the Trail Blazers. Not so much for Kobe Bryant.
Oct 9, 2014, 10:00 AM EST
Can one of last year’s surprise teams stay in the Western Conference playoff picture?
Aug 27, 2014, 9:20 PM EST
Warriors guard might be bit biased when it comes to rating 3-point shooters
Jun 30, 2014, 11:43 PM EST
Take Portland, willing to offer a sign-and-trade, most seriously
Jun 2, 2014, 2:43 PM EST
LeBron James fell to the second team.
Apr 28, 2014, 5:45 PM EST
As Golden State should
Apr 28, 2014, 2:34 AM EST
This series has been too much fun to have it end quickly, but Portland leads 3-1 now after and overtime win.
Apr 18, 2014, 1:45 PM EST
Rockets in 7
Blazers’ Wes Matthews warns reporter after 30-point loss: ‘If you kill us, you’re going to look dumb come next game’
Mar 23, 2014, 2:00 PM EST
Wesley Matthews wasn’t at all ready to admit that the Blazers’ 30-point loss in Charlotte was a sign of the team having deeper issues.
Mar 13, 2014, 9:44 AM EST
No word on when Aldridge will return.
Mar 10, 2014, 11:32 AM EST
This 15-second sequence tells you all you need to know about the Rockets point guard.
Mar 9, 2014, 11:48 PM EST
Houston a real contender in the West? Sure looks like it.
Jan 1, 2014, 8:30 PM EST
The Blazers selected C.J. McCollum with the 10th overall pick in this summer’s draft, not necessarily knowing just how good the team’s guard play would be to this point in the season. Portland, of course, has been one of the year’s biggest surprises, and has a won-loss record that places them among the league’s elite…
Dec 21, 2013, 2:00 PM EST
Wesley Matthews is having a career year — he is scoring a career high 16.2 points a game, he is shooting 44.2 percent from three (39.8 percent last season had been a career high) and he is shooting a lot better inside the arc as well, with a true shooting percentage of 64.5 percent (career…
Dec 17, 2013, 11:44 AM EST
Alec Burks scored a career-high 31 points against the Heat on Monday night, so let’s all overreact. That should be easy for Marvin Williams, who’s been overreacting to his Jazz teammate’s good play for a while. Via Aaron Falk of The Salt Lake Tribune: “He had a hell of a game,” Utah forward Marvin Williams…
Dec 8, 2013, 9:30 AM EST
Coming into Saturday night’s game against Dallas, the Blazers had used the top-ranked offense in the league to get out to a 17-3 start to the season, best in the Western Conference. Portland’s defense is ranked just 20th, however, and playing against a Mavericks team whose offense is ranked fourth and can score almost as…
Dec 7, 2013, 12:30 PM EST
If you’ve only been paying cursory attention to the NBA in its early stages this season, you may not have noticed the rise of the Portland Trail Blazers. But following Friday night’s 130-98 pasting of the Utah Jazz, Portland now has a record of 17-3 — the best in a very deep Western Conference. Guys…
Dec 2, 2013, 8:00 AM EST
Let’s jump around the Western Conference with a few observations: Portland: 20 percent of the regular season is in the books, and the Trail Blazers hold the pole position in the Western Conference. It’s a great accomplishment and something absolutely no one expected, but the Blazers should come back down to earth soon enough. Wesley…
Nov 25, 2013, 3:18 PM EST
It was an odd “fight” (all NBA fights have to have that word in parenthesis as a “West Side Story” dance fight generally is more intimidating). Andrew Bogot and Joel Freeland got tangled up under the basket, then in his effort to get away Bogut throws a forearm at Freeland’s head. Mo Williams jumped in…
Nov 18, 2013, 10:15 AM EST
I was the only member of this site’s staff to predict the Trail Blazers would make the playoffs. Now, Portland is 8-2, the NBA’s third-best record behind only the Spurs and Pacers. Time to gloat? Not quite. The Trail Blazers started 20-15 last season, heavily relying on their starting lineup. At that point of the…
Oct 24, 2013, 12:03 AM EST
If the Blazers are to have any chance at a long shot playoff berth this season, they’ll need a healthy Wesley Matthews starting at the two for as much of the campaign as possible. Matthews experienced an irregular heartbeat during practice on Wednesday, however, and at the moment is listed as being day-to-day. The team’s official…
Oct 1, 2013, 9:15 AM EST
The following chart shows the 60 players who took the most shots from at least 15 feet last season, sorted from left to right by most to least qualifying shots. The bars’ heights represent how many of those shots were 3-pointers. As you’d expect, most players who take a lot of jump shots also take…
May 20, 2013, 1:28 PM EST
Fans of every lottery team have a simple solution for how to operate in a historically weak draft: Trade down. Of course, if you think this is a weak draft, other teams probably do too, and they’re not going to be so keen on trading up. But there might be one team interested in trading…
Mar 15, 2013, 8:44 AM EST
It was bound to be a rough night for Raymond Felton on his return to Portland — and not because Trail Blazers fans were going to boo him. Carmelo Anthony, the focus on the Knicks offense, was out getting his knee drained. Tyson Chandler, Felton’s quality pick-and-roll partner, was out with his own sore knee…
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