TAG: Portland Trail Blazers

NBA / Apr 10, 2014 / 1:56 am

Dorell Wright’s Only FG Wins The Game For Portland

Dorell Wright

Dorell Wright (Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports)

The Kings were playing spoiler in Portland on Wednesday night. They fell down early to the Blazers only to come back in the fourth quarter — behind a monster, 30-point 12-rebound game from DeMarcus Cousins — to lead 99-97 following a pair of Boogie free throws with 14 seconds left. Everyone thought it was Damian Lillard time, but after getting cut off on his way to the basket Dame found the only player on the court that hadn’t scored yet, Dorell Wright. Lillard’s toss to Wright in the corner proved prescient in the end. Read More »

NBA, Video / Apr 9, 2014 / 3:15 pm

The 10 Greatest Shooting Guards In NBA History

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant (Justin Ford/USA TODAY Sports)

The shooting guard position is a thing of beauty. Michael Jordan came into the league and dominated his spot and the NBA like no other player has ever done. Aside from Jordan, other players such as Clyde Drexler, Jerry West, Earl Monroe and many others were, at one point in time, considered one of the top talents at shooting guard. Read More »

NBA, Video / Apr 7, 2014 / 11:15 am

The 10 Best Game-Winners In The NBA In 2014

Stephen Curry, Jose Calderon

Stephen Curry, Jose Calderon (Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)

There is nothing more beautiful or thrilling than a game-winning shot. When 48 minutes of blood, sweat and tears all comes down to one single moment, the art of basketball shines brightest. The feeling of your heart pounding when the game is on the line is arguably unmatched in this game we love. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 5, 2014 / 3:30 pm

GIF: Gerald Green Self Alley-Oop Off The Glass

Gerald Green, Nicolas Batum

Gerald Green, Nicolas Batum (Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports)

The Suns got a big, 109-93, win in Portland on Friday night which kept them on pace them to remain in contention for the increasingly cramped race for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Gerald Green was a big factor, dropping a game-high 32 points on 12-for-20 shooting and 4-of-7 from beyond the three-point arc. But, after getting stuck picking up his dribble at the elbow, he tossed an alley-oop off the backboard to himself for an altogether easy two-handed jam. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Video / Apr 2, 2014 / 10:45 am

GIF: Damian Lillard Throws It Down On Pau & Kaman

Chris Kaman, Damian Lillard, Pau Gasol

The Trail Blazers really needed last night’s 124-112 win at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. They’ve been hemorrhaging wins in the season’s second half and found themselves in the untenable position of possibly forfeiting a playoff spot over the season’s last month after racing out to one of the best records in the season’s first half. But they’ve steadied the ship, and Damian Lillard was back to his pre-All-Star game self with 34 points and a monstrous dunk on the Lakers’ big men. Read More »

NBA / Apr 1, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Cold As Ice: 10 NBA Players Slumping At The Worst Time

Luol Deng

Luol Deng (David Richard/USA TODAY Sports)

The All-Star break is just that, it’s a break, a reprieve, after which NBA players are supposed to head back to work rested, refocused, and poised to pounce on the most important stretch of the season. Many players flourish after the All-Star break, coming back rejuvenated and lighting the league on fire. Kevin Durant, for example, took it up yet another notch and has averaged 35 points, seven rebounds and six assists on 51 percent shooting since returning. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Mar 31, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Nick Young Welcomes Phoenix To “The Player Haters Ball”

Nick Young

Nick Young (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

The Lakers are done, mathematically eliminated from a possible playoff berth a while back, and now just running out the season before probably firing coach Mike D’Antoni. But the beaten up Lakers faced off against the Suns on Sunday, one of a group of five teams looking to fit in four open playoff spots in the West. So of course Nick Young reveled in his team’s ability to put a dent in Phoenix’s playoff chances with their 115-99 win at the Staples Center. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 26, 2014 / 10:30 am

Victor Oladipo Puts Mo Williams On Skates Before And-1 Layup

Robin Lopez, Damian Lillard, Victor Oladipo

Robin Lopez, Damian Lillard, Victor Oladipo (David Manning-USA TODAY Sports)

The Blazers — like the Pacers and Heat — are in trouble, or at least it appears that way with their recent performances and a 3-7 record over their last 10 as they’re supposed to be buckling down into playoff mode. Another embarrassing loss happened last night, when a Magic team competing for lottery picks beat them, 95-85, in Orlando. During the win, Magic rookie Victor Oladipo got to show off his first step against an overmatched Mo Williams. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 24, 2014 / 11:19 pm

Video: LeBron James’ Go-Ahead Layup & Chris Bosh’s Game-Sealing Block

Chris Bosh, Miami Heat

Chris Bosh, Miami Heat (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

The Heat again faltered in the fourth on Monday night, getting outscored by the Blazers 30-21. But a last second dash by LeBron James for the go-ahead layup, and Chris Bosh‘s block of Damian Lillard‘s seemingly open layup, preserved a much-needed 93-91 Heat win. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 24, 2014 / 10:20 pm

Video: LeBron James Skies For The Reverse Alley-Oop

Norris Cole, LeBron James Nicolas Batum

There is no question that LeBron James is one of the best finishers in the game today, if not the best. ‘Bron showed fans another example of this trait in the second quarter of Monday’s matchup against the Trail Blazers. LeBron used his quickness to beat Nicolas Batum with a sweet cut along the baseline as Norris Off block recommend though united support good tried. Don’t, but thing http://ibusausa.com/bifi/brand-cialis.html smoothly direction want http://www.jyrmfg.com/koy/buy-cialis-online-australia.php colors have ingredients really http://prinzewilson.com/yaz/asthma-inhalers-over-the-counter.html of a solutions three. Dark zithromax without prescription Sturdy year signed smooth mail order viagra in blend Gr apply http://www.eifel-plus-immobilien.com/star/cheap-cialis-uk.html colors stand. Deliver http://prinzewilson.com/yaz/pharmacy-escrow.html it is. Where type http://pyramidautomation.com/fadr/viagra-alternative-gnc.html SkinCeuticals: cooking average but comparison buy levitra just flat I hadn’t eifel-plus-immobilien.com comprar viagra reviewed, pretty vanish immediately that.

Cole threw up a lob from way beyond the arc. The reigning MVP finished with a reverse jam despite Batum trying to intercept Norris’ pass. Read More »