NBA Playoffs Simulation - Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets

These are two of the top scoring teams in the NBA and we should be in for some entertaining basketball!  The Rockets averaged 107.7 points per game while the Trail Blazers put up 106 per night.  Our Simulation has the Blazers winning in 7 games.Game 1Trail Blazers 106Rockets 110 (OT)Rockets lead series 1-0This was a tight one the entire game, as neither team held a double digit...
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2014 NBA playoffs: Previewing Portland Trail Blazers vs. Houston Rockets

Rip City vs. Clutch City The Portland Trail Blazers are returning to the NBA playoffs, and their first-round matchup will be against James Harden, Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets. No. 5 Portland Trail Blazers vs. No. 4 Houston Rockets Portland (54-28), Houston (54-28) Game 1: Sunday, April 20 6:30 PM PT | TNT/KGW Regular Season Series D12 or L.A.? Who will thrive in Round...
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Trail Blazers' Joel Freeland returns in regular season finale

The Portland Trail Blazers entered the regular season finale on Wednesday with little to play for, as they had already secured the number five seed in the Western Conference playoffs. But the game had some significance to Joel Freeland, who returned to play for the first time since February 11 due to a sprained MCL in his right knee. Verse Photography via Wikimedia CommonsAs...
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Portland Trail Blazers / Houston Rockets Playoff Preview

The NBA’s regular season concluded Wednesday night, which saw the Portland Trail Blazers tough out a 6-point win against the LA Clippers. Both teams decided to rest key players in preparation for the playoffs. The game didn’t mean a whole lot to the Blazers. Going into Wednesday night’s game, Portland was guaranteed the five seed in the West and will play the four seed Houston...
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Blazers get season finale with win over Clippers

Wesley Matthews, Damian Lillard, Nicolas Batum and Robin Lopez each got what they wanted by starting in all 82 regular season games, the first time the Portland Trail Blazers have had four guys in the same season accomplish such a feat. The also got the win they wanted in the season finale by defeating the Los Angeles Clippers 110-104 at the Moda Center Wednesday night. Portland...
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Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 24

Light at the End of the Tunnel The 2014 NBA playoffs are right around the corner, and the Portland Trail Blazers have locked up a first-round matchup with the Houston Rockets. Following a week that saw Portland go 3-0, the team from the Pacific Northwest has just one game to go. The recent win over the Golden State Warriors was arguably the most important victory of the year, but...
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Damian Lillard disses retired stars with 'no rings' in Foot Locker ad (Video)

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard stars in a new Foot Locker commercial promoting their new adidas gear. In the hilarious ad, Lillard talks about not wanting to be "one of those guys that never won a ring". Unfortunately, that gets Lillard into trouble not only with retired NFL running backs Barry Sanders and LaDanian Tomlinson, but with retired NBA stars Chris...
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Report: Damian Lillard Signs Massive $100 Million Sneaker Deal With Adidas

Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard recently signed a blockbuster contract extension on his sneaker endorsement deal with Adidas reportedly worth $100 million throughout a 10-year span. Lillard, the reigning Rookie of the Year, has exploded into a dynamic basketball player at the point guard position. He’s currently averaging 20.8 points and 5.6 assists per game in...
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Damian Lillard offends NFL & NBA greats in new commercial

Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard signed a contract extension with adidas on Monday that will reportedly pay him $100MM dollars. And then he got to offending some NFL and NBA players for pay.Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
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Damian Lillard stars in funny ‘No Rings’ Foot Locker commercial

In case you missed it, Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard extended his shoe contract with Adidas and while the terms of the deal aren’t known at this point, it was the third richest shoe contract of all-time. In other notable Damian Lillard shoe news, he recently partook in a Foot Locker commercial called “No Rings”. The premise of the ad shows Damian coming back from...
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Portland Trail Blazers: Slim hopes still alive for fourth seed

The Portland Trail Blazers are playing well and still in the hunt for the fourth seed in the Western Conference as they only have two games remaining in the regular season. Their chances are slim, as the Houston Rockets (53-27) will have to lose their last two games after beating the New Orleans Pelicans Saturday night. Portland (52-28) will have to win their remaining two games...
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Barton finds role with team but his future is uncertain

Portland Trail Blazers guard Will Barton has cemented himself right in the thick of the rotation as Portland is two games away from concluding the regular season before heading into the playoffs. Barton, 23, for most of the season played the role of the human cigar, only being inserted into the game when the team had a huge lead or when there was a deficit to large to overcome....
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Predicting Portland Trail Blazers’ seed in 2014 NBA playoffs

How High Can They Climb? At this point in the NBA season, the Portland Trail Blazers are fighting for home-court advantage in the 2014 playoffs. The team hasn’t been to the postseason since 2011, and the question is: Do they need home-court advantage to make the second round for the first time since 2000? As of April 10 at 12:00 a.m. PT, here’s how the standings look in the...
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Dorell Wright Sinks Game-Winning Three to Lift Portland Trail Blazers (Video)

Damian Lillard found Dorell Wright in the left corner for the game-winning three-pointer Wednesday night, lifting the Portland Trail Blazers over the Sacramento Kings, 100-99. Wright, who went 0-for-4 prior to the huge basket, picked the right time to score his only bucket. NBA reporters asked Wright his thoughts on the game-winning shot: “That was pretty cool. Especially sitting...
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Portland Trail Blazers meet Toni and Candace in Portlandia sketch

We here at That NBA Lottery Pick are huge fans of the television show, “Portlandia” since we happen to be based in Portland, Oregon. Recently, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein got the opportunity to film a couple of sketches for an upcoming episode which featured many notable Trail Blazers players and the Blazer dance team. One of the sketches features Toni and Candace (from...
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