The Rockets’ pick-and-roll defense is apparently, uh, no pick-and-roll defense? At least Corey Brewer got in there and did a swipe. This isn’t as bad as that one time James Harden just sort of froze against the Knicks, but geez.
This summer, Blazers owner Paul Allen, a disgustingly rich man, donated $4 million to a research project aimed at reversing the rapid decline of coral reefs. According to the Cayman Islands’ Department of Environment, Allen’s yacht destroyed 14,000 square feet of coral reef two weeks ago. Way to go, Paul.
Oregon recently legalized weed, and the first stores catering to recreational users opened last October. You have to be 21 or older to buy, and they’re a tad restrictive on how much you can buy at one time, but it’s a rather relaxed experience. In Portland, you can get a pre-roll of decent quantity for about $7.50,…
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.
Blazers shooting guard C.J. McCollum, who is scoring 21 points per game and having a fine year all around, was not on the active roster for last night’s game against the Clippers. McCollum wasn’t in street clothes because he was hurt or serving a suspension, but because his coach screwed up the lineup card.
It happened on New Year’s Eve, so most people missed this tremendous play from Portland’s Tim Frazier, who leapt out of bounds to save an airball and ended up being the front end of a Noah Vonleh alley-oop slam. It’s a play so impressive, even the visiting announcers from Utah had to respect it:
The Heat came back in the second half to beat the Blazers in today’s matchup between the two most geographically disparate teams in the NBA. Gerald Henderson threw down this slick dunk on rookie Justise Winslow in the second quarter.
Mason Plumlee put a shoulder into Jimmy Butler, and Butler stuck out his legs to trip Plumlee, but it was only Butler who got a technical. Now Butler wants Plumlee to pay his fine, and he knows exactly where to send the invoice.
After last night, it felt like we’d seen the last of the drama that this year’s NBA free-agency period had to offer. But then the Blazers went and signed Thunder center and restricted free agent Enes Kanter to a max offer sheet, which puts Oklahoma City’s front office in a position where they are sort of screwed no…
The Portland Trail Blazers have fired assistant coach Kim Hughes, a few days after Hughes told an Indiana TV station LaMarcus Aldridge wouldn’t be returning to the team, according to The Oregonian.
Last night while most people were sleeping, the Nets traded Mason Plumlee and 41st-overall pick Pat Connaughton to the Portland Trail Blazers for... Steve Blake and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson. This is a bad trade.
The Portland Trail Blazers are trading swingman Nic Batum to the Charlotte Hornets for forward Noah Vonleh and shooting guard Gerald Henderson. The deal was first reported by Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Memphis took a 3-0 series lead on Portland last night, winning a third straight game on the backs of Marc Gasol and Courtney Lee.
One of the Blazers’ motivational slogans on a laminated card in their locker room: “We don’t lose to Spanish players.” They lost last night to the Grizzlies and Marc Gasol, a Spanish player. [The Oregonian]
That the opening game of the Grizzlies-Blazers series ended up being dominated by the work of a slick, cold-blooded midrange jumpshooter makes sense. Probably all of us expected that to happen at least a few times in the series, anyway. Probably most of us expected that player to be Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge, one…
All season, we’ve been waiting for the Western Conference playoff bloodbath to start. Unfortunately, it’s looking like a lot of the blood has been spilled too early.
The Clippers and Trail Blazers were locked into a fierce battle in Portland tonight, as the two teams were tied (along with the Spurs) for fourth place and the all important (though apparently not for the Clippers) home court advantage in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.
Old Man Dwyane Wade's been on a nice little run lately, averaging nearly 30 points per game over his last seven. He dropped 32 on the Portland Trail Blazers last night, the most important of which came by way of this smooth, game-winning jumper at the tail end of the fourth quarter. The Blazers probably should have…
Wesley Matthews went down on a non-contact play during tonight’s Blazers-Mavericks match-up, and the worst possible scenario has come true, with the Blazers confirming Adrian Wojnarowski’s original report of a torn Achilles tendon: