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Mike Dunleavy Was About To Get His Ass Beat For Hard Foul On Damian Lillard (Video)

Against the Portland Trail Blazers, instead of contesting the shot like a normal defensive player would, Chicago Bulls shooting guard Mike Dunleavy decided to literally tackle Damian Lillard while shooting a three-pointer. The hard foul immediately caught the eye of Lillard’s teammate Wesley Matthews. Matthews closed in quickly and almost shoved Dunleavy out of his jersey, but...
Via Blog Surface
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mike Dunleavy’s flagrant foul on Damian Lillard leads to scuffle

Mike Dunleavy of the Chicago Bulls isn’t known as a dirty player, but after tonight’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers he may looked at differently. During the third quarter, Damian Lillard spotted up for a three-pointer after LaMarcus Aldridge scooped up a loose ball and kicked it out. Dunleavy closed out on Lillard with two hands in the air and basically tackled Dame...
Via Pass The Pill
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New And Improved Portland Trail Blazers Bench Has Been Key To Early Season Success

One of the biggest stories of the 2013-14 NBA season was the reemergence of the Portland Trail Blazers from the dregs of the NBA lottery back into the national spotlight. The All-Star duo of LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard led the way, but this was no two-man show. Fellow starters Nicolas Batum, Wesley Matthews and Robin Lopez all had career years and, together, helped round...
Via Oregon Sports News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Trailblazers Injury Update: CJ McCollum broke finger in three places, will not need surgery

The Portland Trail Blazers head in to Friday's game against the Chicago Bulls coming off a 102-93 win over the New Orleans Pelicans.  Damian Lillardlead the Trail Blazers with 24 points and seven assists. The win improved the Trail Blazers to 8-3, first in the Northwest Division. On the injury front, backup shooting guard C.J. McCollum broke his finger in three places on Monday...
Via NBA Injury News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Portland Trail Blazers Are Bound For A Championship

By posting a 7-3 record up to date, the Portland Trail Blazers are one of the better teams in the NBA. Not only is the starting five is productive, but the bench is getting some time now and they are rising above the occasion. Here is the reason why Portland will go deep in the playoffs if they keep it up. In the last game against Brooklyn, Portland was without Nicholas Batum and...
Via Oregon Sports News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Betting Odds For 2014-15 Season

Betting odds for the Portland Trail Blazers' 2014-15 season.
Via Gamedayr
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers In Control Of The Northwest Division

The Portland Trail Blazers are starting to hit their stride right now. The offense is clicking (fourth in points per 100 possessions) – both the bench and starters are getting the job done. Their defense is playing like a top-10 team thus far (tied for ninth in points allowed per 100 possessions). With an 8-3 record, they have an early 3.5 game lead on the Northwest Division and...
Via Oregon Sports News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

C.J. McCollum Sidelined Four Weeks With Finger Fracture

C.J. McCollum sustained a fracture to his right index finger in Portland’s 102-93 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, the Trail Blazers announced on tuesday. The injury occurred at the 7:50 mark of the fourth quarter on Monday. McCollum will be re-evaluated in four weeks.
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers G McCollum out indefinitely with fractured finger

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum fractured his right index finger during Monday night's victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. The Blazers did not say when McCollum was expected to return, but he will be reevaluated in four weeks. McCollum broke his finger when he grabbed an offensive rebound and was fouled by Eric Gordon in the fourth quarter. The second...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis posterizes Robin Lopez on alley oop (Video)

New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis finished a fast break alley oop with a monster slam dunk that posterized Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez during the first quarter of Monday night's game at the Moda Center.Davis scored 31 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, but the Trail Blazers beat the Pelicans 102-93.Video via G4NBAVideos. This post appeared first on...
Via Holdout Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Anthony Davis Dunks over Robin Lopez; Blocks Two Shots in Three Seconds

Anthony Davis is quickly becoming a human highlight reel and Monday night was no exception. Davis first managed to posterize the Trailblazers’ Robin Lopez as he skied for a major dunk off of an alley oop in transition. Davis then turned around and flexed his muscle on the defensive end, blocking two fade-away jump shots […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Meyers Leonard Shifts Philosophy From 'Brute' Center To Stretch Forward

Meyer Leonard was unsure of himself in his first two NBA seasons, when he was asked to be a traditional back-to-the-basket center. This season, Leonard has shown development in his shooting and has a more defined role as a shooting big man who can stretch the defense. "There are a lot of things I feel like that have gone against me,'' Leonard said. "And people are like, 'What the...
Via RealGM
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers beautifully troll Rockets on Twitter

@EASPORTSNBA ask Houston. — Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) November 16, 2014 While you were watching football today, the Blazers torched the Rockets on Twitter with a shot to the nuts that came out of nowhere. The answer, of course, is Damian Lillard Nicely done, Blazers.
Via Red's Army
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers Injury Update: Nicolas Batum hopes to return for Monday's game against the Pelicans

The Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Brooklyn Nets last night by the score of 97-87. It was the fourth straight win for the Trail Blazers, who improved to 7-3 on the season, first in the Northwest Division. Damian Lillard lead the Trail Blazers with 28 points on 8-of-14 shooting from the floor, to go along with ten assists. Nicolas Batum missed the game due to a knee contusion...
Via Sports Injury Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers Injury Update: LaMarcus Aldridge is 'doubtful' for tonight's game against the Nets

The Portland Trail Blazers enter Saturday's game against the Brooklyn Nets coming off a 130-113 win over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday. At 6-3 on the season, the Trail Blazers sit on top in the Northwest Division. The Trail Blazers could be without leading scorer LaMarcus Aldridge due to a respiratory illness. Aldridge had 12 points, seven rebounds and six blocked shots in...
Via NBA Injury News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard's "Swingman" takes role as body double too seriously (Video)

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard is the latest athlete to get his own body double as part of the advertising campaign for the Adidas Swingman line of NBA jerseys.In this online commercial, Lillard respects his "Swingman" body double's commitment to his craft, as both are perfectionists.  However, watching the "Swingman" copy his every move, both...
Via Holdout Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Bird drops 49 in 2OT thriller vs Blazers

March 15th, 1992. The Portland Trailblazers were making their one & only visit of the season to the Garden and the C’s had revenge on their minds. Back in November, the Blazers blew out Boston 116-90 in a wire-to-wire victory, handing Boston it’s third straight loss. Boston was once again on a losing streak when the Blazers came to town. The C’s had dropped their previous...
Via Red's Army
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers Injury Update: Nicolas Batum has been ruled 'out' for tonight's game against the Nuggets

Portland Trail Blazers small forward Nicolas Batum will not play tonight against the Nuggets after it was revealed that his right knee contusion has not yet healed completely. The injury occurred during Sunday's contest, also against the Nuggets, when Batum went down with a minute left in the game.Gina Colleccia via Wikimedia CommonsThe seventh-year veteran from France needed...
Via NBA Injury News
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Two Good Plays from the Cavs Loss in Portland

The Cavs played like a turd sandwich in Portland last night, which is fitting since yesterday was Election Day.1 I don’t want to rehash the gory details of the game any more than I want to hand count voting ballots (Kirk handled that bit of dirty work), so in lieu of that, I want to look at two good plays that happened during the Cavs loss to the Blazers. Maybe there were more...
Via Waiting For Next Year
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan in LeBron jersey mocked on Jumbotron during Blazers-Cavs game (photo)

Any fan who opts to proudly support a visiting team in a hostile arena ought to expect some razzing from the hometown fans. But for one fan, the decision to wear a LeBron James jersey to the Cleveland Cavaliers-Portland Trail Blazers game on Tuesday night at Moda Center, the treatment was kicked up a notch...Read More The post Fan in LeBron jersey mocked on Jumbotron during Blazers...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazer’s Edge rejects second-tier media credential from Trail Blazers

One of the most popular and most successful team blogs in all of sports won’t have a voice in the locker room this season. Blazer’s Edge, the Portland Trail Blazers blog in the SB Nation network, is refusing media credentials from the team in the wake of a new two-tier policy. The Blazers changed their credential policy this season, allowing the same access as always to traditional...
Via Awful Announcing
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Set To Release Thomas Robinson

Next season power forward Thomas Robinson might not be playing with the Portland Trail Blazers.. A close source tells Yahoo Sports that the Portland Trail Blazers will not be picking up Thomas Robinson  in the fourth-year option worth $4.6 million and he will become an unrestricted free agent by next Summer. The 23-year-old forward was drafted by the Sacramento Kings in the 2012...
Via Basketball Bicker
26 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 NBA Preview: Portland Trail Blazers

After years of toiling through a Jail Blazer era and the collapse of the Brandon Roy-Greg Oden team, Portland broke through with a trip to the second round thanks to an all-star season from Damian Lillard and a starting lineup that clicked immediately. Forgotten was Portland’s rich history with the sixth best winning percentage among active franchises and a 21 year streak of making...
Via Analytics Game
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Robin Lopez Answers Player Questionnaire Like He’s An Old-Timey Dude From 1928

Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez decided to kick it old school when he answered a player questionnaire….like right around the Great Depression old school. How do we know this? Well, he said the song he has on repeat right now was done by this dude… His favorite vacation destination? Here’s looking at Casablanca or [&hellip (Visited 2 times, 4 visits today) The...
Via No Coast Bias
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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