TAG: Portland Trail Blazers

GIFs, Latest News / Jan 31, 2015 / 10:00 pm

Video: Damian Lillard Picks Up Loose Ball And Soars For Angry Dunk

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard didn’t get a chance to let out frustration gleaned from being left off the All-Star team in last night’s loss to the Atlanta Hawks. So when he saw an opportunity on Saturday, the Portland Trail Blazers star ensured he made the most of it. Watch Lillard come from nowhere to grab a loose ball and fly through the lane for an angry dunk in his team’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Jan 30, 2015 / 10:00 pm

Watch Jeff Teague Get Two Blazers Airborne With Fake Before Hitting Layup

Jeff Teague

Jeff Teague

We’re not sure who the Atlanta Hawks’ best player is, and it frankly doesn’t matter. Mike Budenholzer’s team is the rare one that contains multiple All-Stars but possesses a whole far bigger than the sum of its parts. But it’s safe to say the Hawks wouldn’t be where they are without the development of point guard Jeff Teague. Watch the sixth-year pro and first-time All-Star put his rare combination of athleticism and (rapidly developing) skill-set on display by utilizing a sick ball-fake that gets multiple defenders in the air before making a wide open layup in Atlanta’s thrilling 105-99 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. Read More »

NBA / Jan 30, 2015 / 8:15 pm

Video: Steve Blake Goes Glass For One-Footed Corner 3 At 1Q Buzzer

Steve Blake

Is this what it will take to break the Atlanta Hawks’ 17-game winning streak? Watch Portland Trail Blazers reserve Steve Blake beat the first quarter buzzer by banking-in a corner three-pointer – off one foot! – in his team’s game against the Eastern Conference leaders. Read More »

instagram, Smack / Jan 30, 2015 / 3:30 pm

Damian Lillard Vows To Make Doubters Pay In (Deleted) Instagram Post

Damian Lillard

We considered simply updating our previous post on Damian Lillard’s reaction to being omitted from the All-Star team with his recent Instagram diatribe. But a message like this one deserves to stand on its own. In a measured, fiery rant ‘thanking’ the powers that be for his All-Star slight, Lillard promises to make doubters pay – the way he always has on his path to basketball greatness. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 30, 2015 / 2:15 pm

League Names DeMarcus Cousins As All-Star Replacement For Kobe

DeMarcus Cousins, Kobe Bryant

A lone positive gleaned from Kobe Bryant’s season-ending injury: a far more worthy candidate has taken his place in the All-Star Game. Less than a day after DeMarcus Cousins was left off the Western Conference roster by the league’s coaches, commissioner Adam Silver named the Sacramento Kings big man as Bryant’s All-Star replacement. Read More »

Smack / Jan 30, 2015 / 1:15 pm

Damian Lillard Says He’s “Pissed Off,” “Disrespected” After All-Star Snub

Damian Lillard

No player in the league uses disappointment as fuel more effectively than Damian Lillard. And after not being selected by the league’s coaches as a Western Conference All-Star, it’s safe to say we know at whom his coming wrath will be directed. Lillard told reporters he is “pissed off” and “feel[s] disrespected” by the snub, which he’ll simply use as more motivation for continuing to improve. Read More »

Video / Jan 28, 2015 / 9:30 pm

Watch Kyrie Irving Hit Game-Winning Trey In Final Seconds Of 55-Point Night

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving (photo. ESPN Cleveland)

Not a bad night for Kyrie Irving. After scoring a career-high 28 points in the first half of Wednesday’s contest, the 22 year-old was nearly as hot throughout quarters three and four – and even hotter when it mattered most. Watch Irving drill a go-ahead three-pointer with just over six seconds remaining that gave his team a 99-94 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. Read More »

NBA / Jan 28, 2015 / 8:00 pm

GIF: Steve Blake Finds Will Barton From Halfcourt For Huge Alley-Oop

Will Barton

Someone playing in tonight’s game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Portland Trail Blazers needs to provide the aerial usually performed by LeBron James during The King’s absence. Will Barton seems up to the task. Watch Steve Blake find the high-flying reserve wing from halfcourt for a massive alley-oop jam in the early going of his team’s matchup with the LeBron-less Cavs. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 28, 2015 / 6:15 pm

LeBron James Unlikely To Play Versus Blazers

LeBron James

Kevin Durant is already out tonight with a minor injury, and the only player broadly considered the reigning MVP’s superior likely will be, too. According to multiple reports, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James is doubtful for his team’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday with a sore right wrist. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 26, 2015 / 1:00 pm

Report: Monday’s Nets-Blazers Game In Brooklyn Postponed Due To Blizzard

Kevin Garnett, LaMarcus Aldridge

Unfortunately, authority of the Basketball Gods pales in comparison to that of Mother Nature. According to a report, the NBA has postponed tonight’s game between the Brooklyn Nets and Portland Trail Blazers as a historic blizzard dawns on the Northeastern United States. Read More »