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Portland Trail Blazers Gain Control Of 8th Seed After Beating Denver

The Portland Trail Blazer and Denver Nuggets were tied for the 8th and final playoff spot in the Western Conference before Tuesday night’s action. The Blazers 122-113 win gives Portland a one game lead with 8 games remaining. The win also secured them the tiebreaker over Denver if they were to end the season in a tie. The 8th seed is now Portland’s to lose. This was the biggest...
Via Oregon Sports News
2 hours ago

Blazers' Nurkic takes funny parting shot at former team

Jusuf Nurkic had revenge on his mind during Tuesday night’s game against the Denver Nuggets. He also had it on his mind after it ended.Nurkic was traded by the Denver Nuggets to the Portland Trail Blazers in February for Mason Plumlee (picks were also exchanged), and he has really come into his own. The 7-footer has almost doubled the stats he was putting up per game in Denver...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

ESPN Rates Trail Blazers Postseason Prospects

The national network favors the Trail Blazers in the race for the final playoff spot, but the good news ends after that. The Trail Blazers are enjoying an amazing March, amassing an 11-3 record, launching them into prime position to claim the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. This effort hasn’t gone unnoticed. ESPN’s Micah Adams has already crowned the Blazers as...
Via Blazer's Edge
18 hours ago

Nine Trail Blazers Questions with Kelly AuCoin

An acting legend stops by to talk Blazers. As you know, we get plenty of Mailbag questions here at Blazer’s Edge. It’d be impossible for me to answer all of them even if I tried. Some of them have been asked plenty of times, others just need a fresh outlook. That’s why today we’re bringing on noted celebrity Trail Blazers fan Kelly AuCoin, of Portland vintage and now famous...
Via Blazer's Edge
19 hours ago

Trail Blazers Offense Surging Since All-Star Break

The Blazers have shot up the NBA rankings in several offensive categories since the All-Star break...Does Jusuf Nurkić’s trade deadline arrival explain the jump? This season has felt more like two for the Portland Trail Blazers. There’s the pre-All-Star break morass of disappointment and the post-All-Star break reinvigoration. Jusuf Nurkić’s arrival demarcated the two, but...
Via Blazer's Edge
22 hours ago

Portland Trail Blazers: Chance To Seize 8th Place Finally Arrives

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Nuggets, Trail Blazers battle for final playoff spot (Mar 28, 2017)

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Derrick Rose: Winning more important than money in free agency decision

Derrick Rose might not just follow the cash in free agency this summer.Addressing the media before Thursday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers, the New York Knicks point guard said that winning will be a bigger priority than money when he chooses which team to sign with this offseason.“Not even thinking money. I’ve got more than enough money saved. If I stopped playing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brent Musburger admits he once bet on a game he broadcasted

Now that he’s out of traditional broadcasting and working on a Vegas sports gambling show, former CBS and ESPN broadcaster Brent Musburger has finally let his guard down and admitted he once bet on a game he called.Musburger gambled on a Lakers-Trail Blazers game back in the 1980s. He claims that although he’s bet on many other games throughout his life, that was the only time...
Via Awful Announcing
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Does big win over Spurs prove Trail Blazers are a playoff team?

The Portland Trail Blazers had not won a game in San Antonio in more than three years, but it was just their night Wednesday as they held on to beat the host Spurs 110-106. The unexpected victory moved Portland two games behind the Denver Nuggets for the eighth seed in the Western Conference playoff picture. The Trail Blazers were also just the second team since Feb. 13 to hand the...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Western Conference bottom feeders to watch down the stretch

We’re less than a month away from the end of the NBA’s regular season, so it’s time to focus our attention on the teams who won’t play in this year’s postseason. We’ll have at least four more games for each of the 16 playoff teams, so use these last 15 or so games to check out some of the NBA’s best young players who aren’t in a position to lead their teams to the...
Via Yardbarker
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Clifford Robinson reveals he suffered brain hemorrhage

Former Portland Trail Blazer Clifford Robinson revealed on Tuesday that he was hospitalized last week after suffering a brain hemorrhage.Robinson, who has been receiving treatment at the Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland since last Wednesday, said in a statement that the hemorrhage was “minor” and his condition is improving.“I want Trail Blazers fans and friends...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

CJ McCollum: T’Wolves should have had to forfeit postponed game

The Minnesota Timberwolves-Portland Trail Blazers game that was postponed earlier this week due to unsafe playing conditions at Target Center has been officially rescheduled. And Blazers guard CJ McCollum isn’t happy about it one bit.The Timberwolves, along with the Trail Blazers, made the announcement via Twitter that the game would be made up on April 3, a scheduled off-night...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers announce Ed Davis is out for the season following shoulder surgery

The Portland Trail Blazers announced on Tuesday that center Ed Davis underwent arthroscopic surgery in his left shoulder.While the surgery was a success, his season is officially over. Davis has played in 46 games for Portland this season, starting in 12.He was averaging 4.3 points and 5.3 rebounds in 17.2 minutes per game, down from 6.5 points and 7.4 boards in 20.8 minutes per...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Lillard and McCollum vs other great dynamic duos

Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum are becoming one of the most impressive and great tandems of all time. Averaging around 50 points a game, they are nothing short of fantastic. When these two are hitting their strides at the same time, they are practically unstoppable. So how do they compare to the other great duos, past and present? Stockton and Malone: Stockton and Malone practically...
Via isportsweb.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers-Timberwolves game postponed; slippery court caused by Disney on Ice

Monday night’s game between the Portland Trail Blazers and Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center has been cancelled due to poor court conditions. The court was reportedly slippery, thanks to condensation, which was caused by warm weather and ice under the court. Disney on Ice took place at the venue last night: Multiple Blazers complained about the court conditions while warming...
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers, Timberwolves players concerned about court, sitting on ice at Target Center

The Portland Trail Blazers are in Minnesota for a road game against the Timberwolves Monday night, and players from both teams are concerned about playing conditions.The court at Target Center is currently sitting on a sheet of ice, and moisture is a real problem. At this point there is no further information, but this situation bears monitoring. At the time of this writing, the...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Portland Trail Blazers 2016-17 midseason review

Portland Trail Blazers 2016-17 midseason review
Via The Oregonian
February 21, 2017  |  Discuss

The guard tandems you'd want in a 2-on-2 tournament

One of the NBA's recurring annual debates centers around the best backcourts in the league, whether we're talking present-day backcourts or all-time backcourts. It's always a fun endeavor, and there are myriad ways to settle the argument: rings, All-Star appearances, win-loss record, what have you.Welcome back to the Yardbarker roundtable, where we take a look at arguably the four...
Via Yardbarker
February 20, 2017  |  Discuss

NHL teams troll NBA for social media mandate

The NBA recently sent out a mandate to all 30 teams regarding social media interaction in the wake of a few so-called “Twitter wars” between teams.ESPN’s Tim MacMahon scooped this story, noting the Association’s memo “cited three specific examples of material that would be inappropriate for posts on official team accounts: Disparage, belittle or embarrass an individual...
Via Sportsnaut
February 12, 2017  |  Discuss
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