Damian Lillard let teammates Meyers Leonard and C.J. McCollum score the Blazers’ first two buckets of last night’s game against the Jazz. Then he took over. Lillard scored the next 22 (!) points for Portland, giving them a 16-point lead by the end of the first quarter, and he didn’t stop from there.
God bless George Karl, whose incendiary book and accelerant-spraying press tour have given the NBA community something to unite against this holiday season, and given us blogs some sweet, sweet content during these dark days on the sports calendar. As if blaming Carmelo Anthony and Kenyon Martin for not having fathers
The Portland Trail Blazers were the unquestioned surprise of the 2015-16 NBA season. Prognosticators had them missing the playoffs in the wake of LaMarcus Aldridge ditching Cascadia for Texas, and ESPN’s season preview said they were “rebuilding.” Terry Stotts had a roster full of untested and misunderstood players…
The Portland Trail Blazers looked dead about three different times in the fourth quarter of their Game 5 loss to the Golden State Warriors. There was the time when the Warriors’ starters came back in with a four point lead and quickly stretched it to eight. After C.J. McCollum shot them back into it and hushed an…
For two quarters last night, the Trail Blazers dominated. They led by 13 after the first quarter, pushed that lead to 17, and led by eight at the break. The Warriors offense was stagnant, their defense discombobulated and a beat late, and the entire Blazers team took advantage.
The Portland Trail Blazers are forever confounding expectations. In 2013-14, they were supposed to build upon their 33 wins from the previous season, and if things broke right, challenge for the playoffs. Instead, Damian Lillard leapt to stardom and Robin Lopez was a revelation, and the Blazers won 54 games and…
While the crazy-as-hell first round of the NCAA Tournament was finishing up, there were a bunch of NBA games on last night. I know! I’m surprised too! In one of them, the Blazers played the sad sack Pelicans, and in the fourth quarter, Kendrick Perkins tried to pop Damian Lillard’s head off.
Anthony Davis’s 59-point, 20-rebound destruction of the Pistons may have been the best single-game performance of the NBA season, but I say the weekend belonged to Damian Lillard.
Damian Lillard and the Portland Trailblazers put a royal whooping on the Golden State Warriors last night up in Portland. Yes, the Warriors were uncharacteristically sloppy and bad. Sure, they fumbled away 13 turnovers in the third quarter alone, the most in any quarter in any game since 2008. Their bench didn’t give…
The Portland Trail Blazers were losing to the Oklahoma City Thunder by a score of 103-95 with just over three minutes left to play last night. The Blazers won the game 115-110, because Damian Lillard lost his mind.
Portland actually filed their paperwork correctly and had C.J. McCollum around for last night’s game against the Warriors, but, yeah, no, Golden State rolled easily. That’s thoroughly unsurprising, but this cool little alley-oop from Steph Curry to Andrew Bogut kind of was.
This one guy thought he was going to own Damian Lillard with a sick burn of a tweet:
The Portland Trail Blazers are a very good basketball team that is fun to watch, and human firecracker Damian Lillard is a big reason why.
I've been watching this on loop for a good 10 minutes, and I just now noticed that while Damian Lillard is just hanging out, probably trying to figure out if he's somehow gained the ability to freeze time, Wes Matthews is also wide fucking open in the corner. Lillard could have said, "No, this wide-open three that…
For the most part, athletes today are savvy enough not to post anything too dumb to social media. Some of them just turn their accounts over to a castrated social media team, while the rest have seen enough social media controversies snowball to stay safe. But this wasn't always the case.
This is heartbreaking and absolutely hilarious. These guys are so fired up for the Chandler Parsons shot that gave Houston the momentary lead in last night's game that it makes the reference-room silence after the Lillard buzzer-beater devastatingly funny. Unless you're a Rockets fan, obviously.
This Vine is awesome. It's a court-level view of Damian Lillard curling around a screen, clapping for the ball, and sinking the game-winning buzzer-beater from behind the arc against Houston last night. Everything about it is perfect. The angle, the clapping, the shot, the buzzer and mostly, the crowd reaction. Be…
Damian Lillard hit a buzzer-beating three to give the Trail Blazers a 99-98 win over Houston, Portland's first series win in the NBA playoffs in 14 years.
Sure, John Wall won the slam dunk contest, but you'd be hard pressed to find a prettier between-the-legs dunk than the one little Dame Lillard put on in the freestyle round. Here it is, in rotoscoped animation.