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GIFs, Video / Jan 9, 2015 / 1:45 pm

Watch Wesley Matthews Spin Dwyane Wade With Fakes, Nail Three-Pointer

Wesley Matthews

Wesley Matthews (photo. Ballislife twitter)

Wesley Matthews was hobbled by a sore knee last night. Still, he was plenty agile and creative enough to make Dwyane Wade look foolish. Watch the Portland Trail Blazers sharpshooter completely turn around the future Hall-of-Famer with a series of fakes before nailing a step-back three-pointer in his team’s win over the Miami Heat. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 8, 2015 / 10:00 pm

Photos: Nicolas Batum Dons ‘Je Suis Charlie’ Shirt Prior To Blazers-Heat

Nicolas Batum

The fight for equality and justice has no jurisdiction. Neither does support of those victimized by senseless acts of terror. Weeks after tens of players donned “I Can’t Breathe” tees, the Portland Trail Blazers’ Nicolas Batum – a native Frenchman – warmed up for tonight’s game versus the Miami Heat wearing a shirt that read “Je Suis Charlie,” the world’s collective cry of defiance in reaction to the massacre at Paris’ Charlie Hebdo headquarters on Wednesday. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 6, 2015 / 12:30 pm

Video: Damian Lillard Outscores Lakers In Final Five Minutes For The Win

Ed Davis, Damian Lillard

The Lakers had the Blazers on the ropes on Monday night, leading 73-70 after three quarters and 83-76 with 5:55 left in the game. But Damian Lillard scored 16 of his game-high 39 points in the fourth quarter — including the go-ahead layup with 36 seconds left — as Portland pulled out a 98-94 win over a Lakers team missing Kobe Bryant. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 24, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Video: Damian Lillard Outduels Russell Westbrook; Both Score 40

Russell Westbrook, Damian Lillard

Both Damian Lillard and Russell Westbrook scored 40 points during the Thunder-Blazers overtime battle last night, but it took Dame 13 fewer shots to accumulate his 40. Lillard also knocked down big shots all game long, including one that forced overtime, where he and the Blazers were able to pull out the big road win. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Dec 24, 2014 / 10:15 am

Watch Damian Lillard Hit Clutch Three-Pointer To Force Overtime Vs. Thunder

Damian Lillard, Serge Ibaka

After Russell Westbrook went 1-of-2 from the stripe to make it a three point lead over the Trail Blazers with 5.2 seconds left Tuesday night, any knowledgable fan knew Damian Lillard would be taking a three-pointer to tie. But there was no way to predict he’d hit the game-tying three-pointer after running the exact same play the Blazers ran before the biggest shot of Lillard’s career. Read More »

Latest News, sponsored05 / Dec 23, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Kevin Durant Won’t Play On Tuesday Versus Blazers

Kevin Durant

What do basketball fans want most for Christmas? Kevin Durant to play in Thursday’s clash between the Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs. If the current condition of his sprained right ankle doesn’t improve, though, you won’t find KD under your tree. The reigning MVP will miss tonight’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers. Read More »

Latest News / Dec 22, 2014 / 7:30 pm

Hawks’ Al Horford, Blazers’ LaMarcus Aldridge Named Players Of The Week

LaMarcus Aldridge, Al Horford

The jury is still out on title hopes of the surging Portland Trail Blazers and Atlanta Hawks. But its reached a verdict on the teams’ perpetually underrated big men: LaMarcus Aldridge and Al Horford are really, really good. After leading their squads to undefeated records last week, Aldridge and Horford have been named Conference Players of the Week for games played between December 15 and December 21. Read More »

Video / Dec 20, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Watch Damian Lillard’s Career-High 43 Points In Triple OT Win Versus Spurs

Tim Duncan, Damian Lillard

Tim Duncan, Damian Lillard (Soobum Im, USATODAY)

Damian Lillard didn’t look like a top-five point guard on Friday night – he simply looked like a top-five player. Watch the Portland Trail Blazers’ budding superstar lead his team to a 129-119 triple overtime win against the San Antonio Spurs with a career-high 43 points. Read More »

Smack / Dec 18, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Struggling Nicolas Batum Says Overall Game, More Aggression “Is Coming”

Nicolas Batum

It speaks volumes of the Portland Trail Blazers’ wealth of talent that they’ve started the season 20-6 despite uncharacteristic play from Nicolas Batum. The multifaceted 6-9 wing is shooting career-low marks from the field and three-point range, and using fewer possessions than he has since his rookie year. But this wasn’t the plan for 2014-2015, and Batum is confident that his game – and health – will come around soon enough as the result of a more aggressive mindset. Read More »

NBA / Dec 17, 2014 / 11:15 pm

GIFs: Thomas Robinson Gets Chase-Down Block, And-1 Alley-Oop In One Minute

Thomas Robinson

Thomas Robinson got the first start of his career tonight in place of the injured Robin Lopez. If the third-year big man keeps making plays like these, he might find himself a staple of Terry Stotts’ rotation even once Lopez returns. Watch the hyper-athletic Portland Trail Blazers reserve get a big chase-down block and impressive and-1 alley-oop in a minute of play versus the Milwaukee Bucks. Read More »