TAG: Portland Trail Blazers

NBA / Apr 22, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Video: NBA’s Most Amazing Bench Reactions This Year

Portland Trail Blazers

It’s almost as much fun as the play involved, but the eruptions from an NBA bench can be just as delirious as some on the college level–though maybe not as coordinated as some. With that in mind, the NBA released the best bench reactions from the 2013-14 NBA season, so try and see how they compare to last season’s iteration. Read More »

NBA, Video / Apr 21, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Shaq Calls Robin Lopez “BBQ Chicken” Before Barkley Calls Shaq “Overrated”

Shaquille O'Neal, Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith, Charles Barkley

The crew on TNT’s Emmy-winning “Inside the NBA” got heated last night after the soon-to-be epic Game 1 between the Blazers and Rockets. Shaq started things off by again criticizing Dwight Howard for not taking more advantage of Robin Lopez, the latter of whom he referred to as “BBQ Chicken.” Charles Barkley, never one to shy away from expressing his own opinion, called Shaq “overrated” and said O’Neal “wouldn’t have anything” if it weren’t for Kobe Bryant. Bombs officially dropped! Read More »

NBA, Smack, Twitter / Apr 21, 2014 / 10:45 am

Official Twitter For Blazers & Rockets Engage In Lighthearted Smack

Dwight Howard, LaMarcus Aldridge

Dwight Howard, LaMarcus Aldridge (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)

Sunday night’s 122-120 OT Trail Blazers win in Houston, featured a legion of back-and-forth runs that included free basketball as the two teams reached an impasse during the game’s first 48 minutes. The official Twitter accounts for both teams got just as caught up in the excitement and drama and decided to join in on the fun with a little back-and-forth banter of their own. Read More »

GIFs, Latest News, NBA / Apr 21, 2014 / 9:45 am

LaMarcus Aldridge’s 46 Points Power Blazers Past Rockets In OT

LaMarcus Aldridge

LaMarcus Aldridge (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)

The Blazers won a humdinger of a final game during the opening weekend of the 2014 NBA Playoffs. LaMarcus Aldridge scored a Blazers playoff franchise record 46 points in Portland’s 122-120 overtime win in Game 1 of their first round series against the favored Rockets. LMA might as well stand for LaMarcus Motherf***in’ Aldridge at this point. Read More »

NBA / Apr 18, 2014 / 5:00 pm

8 Keys To Watch For In The NBA Playoffs This Weekend

Manu Ginobili

Manu Ginobili (Soobum Im/USA TODAY Sports)

The NBA postseason is upon us and it should be a great one. The Western Conference has three can’t-miss first-round series, while the elite teams in the East look to get by some of the new faces in the playoffs.

For teams like San Antonio, Miami, Oklahoma City and Brooklyn, the most important key to the first round is to stay healthy. San Antonio and Brooklyn have veteran rosters and will need the extra rest to stay healthy throughout the playoffs. Read More »

NBA / Apr 18, 2014 / 4:00 pm

The 5 Best Matchups To Watch In The NBA Playoffs This Weekend

Stephen Curry, Chris Paul

Stephen Curry, Chris Paul (Jayne Kamin/Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

It’s that time of year again. After 2,460 games played in the 2013-14 season, 16 teams have earned their placement in the 2014 Playoffs. As Doc Rivers urges, “Now the real basketball starts.”

While much attention has been focused on the first-round matchups in the Western Conference due to the stellar performances by the majority of Western teams this season, there are intriguing matchups in the East that could translate into even more intriguing matchups in the second round. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 18, 2014 / 9:00 am

16 NBA Players Reveal What’s Currently Playing In Their Headphones

Notorious B.I.G.

I once asked Steve Nash if anyone in the NBA didn’t listen to rap. His answer surprised me, saying there are actually quite a few, more than you’d think, who have differing tastes. With the NBA Playoffs right around the corner, check out what 16 NBA players currently have playing in their headphones as they gear up for the most important part of the year. Read More »

NBA, Video / Apr 14, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Buzzer-Beaters, Dunks & The NBA Season’s Top 25 Plays

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)

Finally, at long last, the real season begins. But that doesn’t mean we can’t stop, look back, and appreciate the highlights and events that captivated us and stole our attention during the 2013-14 season. We’ve been treated to some great games, as recently as Sunday’s Golden State-Portland affair, and some highlights that may have been forgotten because of all the entertaining games we’ve witnessed this year. In case you may have forgotten, fans have been able to witness some of the greatest game-winners, poster dunks, and alley-oops in recent memory. Read More »

NBA / Apr 14, 2014 / 4:15 pm

5 Important Races Entering The 2014 NBA Playoffs

Wesley Matthews, James Harden

Wesley Matthews, James Harden (Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports)

We’re still recovering from a fever dream we had after peeking at a hypothetical Conference-free playoff structure for the playoffs this year. But even with the Conference separation in place, there are plenty of questions as we come up on the final three nights of NBA action during the 2013-14 regular season. The Suns and Grizzlies are battling to get the final spot in a tough Western Conference, and they play tonight. The Heat and Pacers still haven’t settled who will have home-court if they — like most predict — meet in the Eastern Conference Finals. Let’s give the lowdown on the top five playoff races coming up on the end of the regular-season. Read More »

NBA / Apr 14, 2014 / 11:30 am

Steph Curry Drops 47, But The Blazers Win OT Thriller

Damian Lillard, Stephen Curry

Damian Lillard, Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry scored 47 points Sunday night in Portland, but it was his pass to Draymond Green at the end of regulation that might have been his best sequence in the exciting action at the Moda Center. Still, even with Curry going off, and Green nailing a game-tying step-back three to force OT, the Blazers hung tough and LaMarcus Aldridge scored the go-ahead bucket with under a minute to play. Read More »