Damian Lillard And Kyrie Irving Are Why NBA League Pass Exists

It's games like last night's heart-stopper between the Trailblazers and the Cavaliers that remind basketball fans just how spoiled they are. In an era that's blessed by the presence of megastars like LeBron James and Kevin Durant, it's silly to think that there's a whole secondary tier of stars who have the ability to … » 12/18/13 10:10am 12/18/13 10:10am

Paul George Was Out Of His Mind Last Night

Just in case you were not yet aware, Paul George is the truth. The Pacers' budding superstar proved as much last night, when he went for 43 points in a 106-102 loss to the Blazers, a game that ended with George hitting five three-pointers in the last three minutes of regulation as he mounted a furious, one-man… » 12/03/13 9:26am 12/03/13 9:26am

Where's Your Team Scoring From? An Early Look At NBA Distance Shooting

Although we're just a few games into the season, the shooting strategies of different squads have started to come into focus. A lot of teams—like the Warriors—continue to put more and more emphasis on three-point shots, while other teams—like the Rockets—have made a push towards getting more looks in the paint. Even… » 11/07/13 4:06pm 11/07/13 4:06pm

The Blazers And Mavericks Scored 11 Points In A Thrilling Final 30…

The Trail Blazers seem to have some magic about them this season. Knocking on the door of the playoff picture, Portland overcame a 21-point second-half deficit to pull out a last-second win over Dallas, thanks to a pair of unlikely sharpshooters. Nicolas Batum tied the game with a rushed three with 28 seconds left,… » 1/30/13 10:30am 1/30/13 10:30am

Washington Wizards Approaching Double-Digit Wins Thanks To Jordan…

Thanks to Jordan Crawford's last-second shot—that was reviewed and upheld—the Washington Wizards beat the Portland Trail Blazers 98-95. The Blazers got within one by the 2:21 mark in the fourth quarter and eventually tied the game with 3.6 seconds left but Washington would not be denied its ninth win. » 1/22/13 1:15am 1/22/13 1:15am

Amir Johnson Took 3.5 Seconds Between Dribbles, And Did Not Get Called …

It's sort of inexplicable how Toronto's Amir Johnson was able to get away with this. He takes the pass, dribbles to just outside the lane, picks up his dribble, pump fakes, pump fakes, and drives for a short jumper. By the game clock, it took him nearly four full seconds between putting the ball on the floor, and he… » 1/03/13 1:45pm 1/03/13 1:45pm

Did Sam Bowie Deliberately Fool The Blazers Into Drafting Him Before…

Sam Bowie will forever be the guy the Portland Trail Blazers picked ahead of Michael Jordan in the 1984 NBA draft. It seems hard to believe now, given his well-documented history of injuries, but Bowie really did spend 10 seasons as an actual NBA player, and in six of those seasons, he played in more games than he… » 12/13/12 5:00pm 12/13/12 5:00pm

The Knicks Are Going To Let Jeremy Lin Walk And It Might Be The…

The Knicks brought in Raymond Felton last night through a sign and trade with the Portland Trailblazers. He joins Jason Kidd* on the roster while Jeremy Lin looks more like a Houston Rocket with each passing day. In a way, it's a nice little bit of kismet, both franchises get back point guards on whom they had given… » 7/15/12 1:20pm 7/15/12 1:20pm