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Damian Lillard

Portland Trail Blazers Can’t Change Their Mentality Now

From Day 1 of the 2015-16 NBA season, the Portland Trail Blazers have had an underdog mentality. They were counted out and projected to fall into the deepest and dankest of Western Conference cellars before the year began. When they were struggling, they were tanking. When they were winning, they were a cute story of […]

Damian Lillard

Portland Trail Blazers Don’t Deserve Asterisk Treatment

You want to know the single greatest and most cruel entity in sports? Luck. Luck has a lot to do with success and failure; its impact on sports is as essential as the athletes who play. A lucky bounce of the ball. A Hail-Mary shot that goes in. A deflected ball that lands in just […]

Damian Lillard

Clippers Injuries Change The Lesson Plan For Precocious Blazers

Injuries suck. There’s no two ways about it. When it comes to competitive sport, injuries are, quite simply, the worst part. No fan base knows this more than the Portland Trail Blazers, a franchise that has seen more than its fair share of star players infected by the injury bug. In a perfect world, we […]

Aminu

Portland Trail Blazers – Five Thoughts Heading Into Game 5

Monday night the Portland Trail Blazers took care of their home court by beating the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 4. That evened the series at 2-2 and now it is virtually a 3-game series. As I sat in the Moda Center Monday night, I had a few thoughts on what’s happened, what’s coming, and […]

Chris Paul

Blazers Win*, Blazers Win*!

Ladies and gentlemen, the series is tied! After an embarrassing showing in games one and two in Los Angeles, the Trail Blazers have routed the Clippers in games three and four in Portland, and they are all tied up! And as exciting as it is, it’s not nearly as exciting as it should be. Because […]

Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum, left, dribbles past Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, right, during the second half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Saturday, April 23, 2016, in Portland, Ore. Portland won 96-88. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

Portland Trail Blazers Game Four Recap – Everything Has Changed

The Portland Trail Blazers tied their series with the Los Angeles Clippers last night, defeating them 98-84 for a 2-2 series tie. The big story after Game 4, however, is the Clippers’ injured list. Blake Griffin, as rumors suggested, has had trouble with his left quad again; the TNT cameras caught him grabbing at a […]

Blazers Apps

Portland Trail Blazers Blaze Tech Trail With Local Partnerships

The Portland Trail Blazers have always been a tech savvy team.  They have to be.  Being in one of the coolest, but smallest cities in the NBA, the team has to work hard to keep its business strategies on par with “the big boys.” As the Pacific Northwest turns into its own version of Silicon […]

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How Game Three Will Prepare The Portland Trail Blazers For Game Four

Saturday night, the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 96-88 in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series. At the very least, the Blazers saved some face, while also allowing themselves a real chance to make this a series with a Game 4 victory tonight. All that’s really known right now is that […]

Terry Stotts

Portland Trail Blazers Game Two Breakdown – What Happened?

The Portland Trail Blazers lost again to the Los Angeles Clippers, 102-81, and lost again in blowout fashion as they, again, faded away late in the game. Let’s get right to the five-point breakdown, shall we? Second Halves Are Not Portland’s Friends: At halftime of Game 2, the Clippers led 47-43 after the Blazers engineered […]

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DJ Khaled Quotes To Describe Portland Trail Blazers’ Postseason Struggles

If you consider yourself an avid follower of viral social media trends, you’ve undoubtedly come across DJ Khaled and his comically entertaining, yet often-irrational, inspirational advice. And if you consider yourself a fan of the fifth-seeded Portland Trail Blazers, you’re patently distraught at the poignant reminder that advancing to the second round now looks bleak […]

Chris Paul

Playoff Pains In Portland

As the clock mercifully counted down to 00.00 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Rip City was finally permitted to come up for air. We all knew going into the playoffs that this particular Trail Blazers team was about as green as the Pacific Northwest itself. That being said, nobody wanted to […]

Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard, center, grabs a loose ball against Los Angeles Clippers' DeAndre Jordan, right, and Chris Paul in the first half in Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, on Sunday, April 17, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Portland Trail Blazers Game One Breakdown – That Was Ugly

Welp, that got ugly right quick. The Portland Trail Blazers, like most of the other lower-seeded teams in these 2016 NBA Playoffs, let Game 1 of their series with the Los Angeles Clippers slip from a close game after the first half, to a pure blowout in the second. The difficulty Portland had generating offense […]

CJ McCollum

Portland Trail Blazers’ First Round Opponent Lucky To Be Good

As the Portland Trail Blazers get ready to face off against the Los Angeles Clippers this coming Sunday for Game 1 of round one of the Western Conference playoffs, this is your friendly reminder that the Clippers shouldn’t be this good. Thanks to a power move made by the league five years ago, the Clippers […]

Mar 23, 2016; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless (4) dunks the ball against Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) during the first quarter of the game at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports

Portland Trail Blazers – What A Difference A Year Makes

Just over nine months ago, the Portland Trail Blazers learned that star forward LaMarcus Aldridge was in fact leaving the team and heading to his home state of Texas to sign with the San Antonio Spurs. You may recall that Portland had just finished a 51-31 regular season with Aldridge at the helm, and were […]

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