TAG: Portland Trail Blazers

NBA, Video / May 13, 2014 / 4:31 pm

The 15 Worst Playoff Collapses In NBA History

Paul Pierce

Why do we watch? If the NBA were predictable, it would simply be boring. Yet, as we all know just from this postseason alone, expect the unexpected. The Oklahoma City Thunder and Washington Wizards each blew double-digit second-half leads to their opponents this weekend, allowing the Los Angeles Clippers and Indiana Pacers to either tie the series or take a commanding series lead. Read More »

NBA, Video / May 13, 2014 / 10:30 am

Damian Lillard Dunks All Over Tim Duncan

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard (Jaime Valdez/USA TODAY Sports)

We all know Portland’s season is over. They won’t admit it just yet. But it’s probably over. Still, no one wants to get swept on their home floor and last night the Blazers turned up the heat against San Antonio in the second half, outscoring the visitors by 15 in the third quarter to push the series to a Game 5. Read More »

NBA, Twitter / May 11, 2014 / 12:26 am

Gregg Popovich Jokes About Snake Reprisal

Gregg Popovich

By now you’ve probably heard the Blazers discovered a snake in their locker room before Game 2 in San Antonio earlier this week. Before Game 3 in Portland Saturday night, soundbite-heavy Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was expecting some retaliation. Read More »

NBA / May 9, 2014 / 2:30 pm

The 5 Biggest Storylines Of The 2014 NBA Playoffs

Serge Ibaka, Russell Westbrook, DeAndre Jordan, Kevin Durant, Jamal Crawford

Playoff basketball is structured to ignite the best basketball out of every player and every team fortunate enough to get invited to the big dance. With the game being played out on the biggest stage for the masses, individual storylines receive a substantial amount of attention and analysis. Read More »

NBA, Smack / May 9, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Greg Oden: “I Know I’m One Of The Biggest Busts In NBA History”

Greg Oden

In the summer of 2007, Greg Oden was the biggest deal in the basketball world. Bigger even than a skinny kid named Kevin Durant. After leading his Ohio State Buckeyes to the 2007 NCAA Title game, while putting up a monster stat line against champion Florida, Oden’s place as the No. 1 pick was secure. Then his body betrayed him almost before he began his pro career. Meanwhile, KD was just anointed the league’s MVP. In a conversation with Grantland, Oden is now, more than ever — as a reserve on the Heat, aware of his tarnished legacy since his college career came to a close. Read More »

instagram, Twitter / May 9, 2014 / 12:35 am

Snake Under Locker Greets Trail Blazers Before Game 2

Rattlesnack

Before Game 2 between the Spurs and Blazers at the AT&T Center in San Antonio tonight, Portland’s forward Thomas Robinson discovered an unusual site under his locker: a hissing snake. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / May 7, 2014 / 1:00 am

Video: Kawhi Leonard Finishes Tony Parker Give-And-Go With The Hammer

Kawhi Leonard

The Spurs turned the late game tonight into another blowout. Many thought the younger Blazers would be running all over San Antonio after the Spurs were stretched to a Game 7 on Sunday against Dallas, but as this Kawhi Leonard give-and-go with Tony Parker shows, Popovich’s boys got plenty of rest in the regular season. Read More »

NBA, Video / May 6, 2014 / 4:45 pm

10 Best Series-Ending Shots In NBA Playoff History

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard (Craig Mitchelldyer/USA TODAY Sports)

Damian Lillard’s epic buzzer-beating three-pointer from Friday night’s victory will forever be engrained in the minds of basketball fans. Now, simply referred to as “The Shot” around Portland and across the NBA, Lillard’s clutch trey defeated the Houston Rockets in Game 6 and sent them on summer vacation. It also inspired us to take a look back not only at the best buzzer-beating, series-ending shots, but also reminiscing on simply the ten best series-ending shots in league playoff history. Read More »

NBA, Video / May 6, 2014 / 1:45 pm

The 10 Best Moments From The NBA Playoffs So Far

Vince Carter

Vince Carter (Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports)

Good news: We are still very early into the conference semifinals, meaning there is still a lot more trash-talking to be had, buzzer-beaters to be made and dunks to be slammed for the rest of the playoffs.

Bad news: We are already in May at the conference semifinals, meaning in a little over one month the NBA season will be over. And that sucks. Read More »

NBA, Video / May 5, 2014 / 4:45 pm

The 4 Best Series-Ending Buzzer-Beaters In NBA Playoff History

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard (Craig Mitchelldyer/USA TODAY Sports)

Damian Lillard’s epic buzzer-beating three-pointer from Friday night’s victory will forever be engrained in the minds of basketball fans. Now simply referred to as “The Shot” around Portland and across the NBA, Lillard’s clutch trey defeated the Houston Rockets in Game 6 and sent them on summer vacation. Read More »