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Despite Separated Ribs And A 3-0 Series Deficit, Lillard Insists He And Team Have...

After a stretch of remarkable good health over the last few seasons, the 2018-19 Portland Trail Blazers suffered a severe setback when starting center Jusuf Nurkic broke his left leg in a double overtime...

Different Venue, Same Result As Blazers Lose Game 3 To Warriors In Portland

PORTLAND -- If there were no third quarters in NBA games, the Trail Blazers would be in pretty good position to defeat the Warriors in the 2019 Western Conference Finals. Unfortunately, third quarters do exist, even...

Western Conference Finals Game 3 Preview: (1) Golden State Warriors vs. (3) Portland Trail...

No NBA team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit to win a playoff series, and the Portland Trail Blazers would rather not join the ledger of teams that have attempted such an...

Trail Blazers Can’t Hold On In Second Half, Warriors Take 2-0 Series Lead

OAKLAND -- No lead is ever safe versus a team like the Golden State Warriors, which is something the Portland Trail Blazers already knew, but it doesn't make the end result any easier to stomach. Portland...

WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS GAME 2 PREVIEW: (3) Portland Trail Blazers vs. (1) Golden State...

After dropping Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals to the top-seeded Golden State Warriors, the Trail Blazers have another chance to steal away home court in Game 2 Thursday night at Oracle Arena...

Practice Notes: Adjustments To Pick-And-Roll Coverage, Getting Dame Going, Injury Updates

SAN FRANCISCO -- After losing116-94 to the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, the Portland Trail Blazers returned to work by holding practice Wednesday afternoon at UCSF Mission Bay in...

Trail Blazers Fail To Slow Warriors In Game 1 Loss At Oracle Arena

OAKLAND -- If defense wins championships, then the Trail Blazers are going to need to make some strides on that side of the ball before their next game versus the Warriors. Golden State shot 50 percent...

Portland Trail Blazers (3) vs. Golden State Warriors (1): A Western Conference Finals Preview

After Trail Blazers starting center Jusuf Nurkic went down with a broken leg just a few weeks before the end of the 2018-19 regular season, most assumed their chances of securing home court in...

Blazers Rewarded For Enduring ‘The Darkest Times’ With A Trip To the Western Conference...

By all accounts, Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard did not have one of his best statistical performances in Portland's 100-96 victory versus the Denver Nuggets in Game 7 Sunday afternoon at the Pepsi...

McCollum Leads Blazers To Game 7 Win And A Trip To The Western Conference...

DENVER -- The Portland Trail Blazers are going to the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 2000. The Trail Blazers rallied from a 17-point deficit to defeat the Denver Nuggets 100-96 in front of...

WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS GAME 7 PREVIEW: (3) PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS VS. (2) DENVER NUGGETS

It all comes down to one game.  After trading a lot of baskets, a bit of trash talk and even a few light blows throughout the course of six games, the three-seed Portland Trail Blazers...

PODCAST » Rip City Report: Game 6 Recap, Game 7 Preview Edition

After travel, scheduling and fatigue kept us from recording for nearly the last two weeks, the Rip City Report is back for a Game 6 recap/Game 7 preview edition, which you can listen and/or...

Trail Blazers’ Backcourt And Bench Lead The Way To Force A Game 7 Versus...

PORTLAND -- Get ready for Game 7. The Portland Trail Blazers got 62 points from their starting backcourt and 42 points from their bench to best the Denver Nuggets 119-108 in Game 6 of the Western...

Western Conference Semifinals Game 6 Preview: (2) Denver Nuggets vs. (3) Portland Trail Blazers

The term "must-win" gets thrown around in sports far more often than the literal interpretation allows. While there are plenty of "should-win," "need-to-win," and "things become difficult if they don't win" scenarios, games in...

Trail Blazers Face Elimination After Game 5 Blowout Loss In Denver

DENVER -- This time of year, players, coaches and fans alike are fond of trotting out the old "win or go home" sports adage. For the Trail Blazers, it's now a case of win or stay...

Game 5 Notes: Adjustments On Defense, Kanter Gets Ramadan Advice From Olajuwon And Good...

After the two-seed Nuggets tied the Western Conference Semifinals series versus the three-seed Trail Blazers 2-2 with a win Sunday afternoon at the Moda Center, the best-of-seven series now becomes a best-of-three, with Game...

Western Conference Semifinals Game 5 Preview: (2) Denver Nuggets vs. (3) Portland Trail Blazers

After the splitting the first two games versus the Nuggets at the Pepsi Center in the Western Conferrence Semifinals, the Trail Blazers were hopeful that they'd have a chance to close out the series...

Blazers Stumble In Third Quarter, Nuggets Reclaim Home Court With Victory In Game 4

PORTLAND -- When two teams are as evenly matched as the Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers, just a few minutes of bad basketball can be the difference between taking a commanding lead in a...

Trail Blazers Name Center Jusuf Nurkic as 2018-19 Recipient of Annual Maurice Lucas Award

PORTLAND, Ore. (May 5, 2019) – Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic has been chosen as the recipient of the 2018-19 Maurice Lucas Award, the team announced today. Trail Blazers President & CEO Chris...

Blazers Best Nuggets In Quadruple Overtime Thriller To Take 2-1 Series Lead

PORTLAND -- The Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets needed four quarters and four overtimes to decide which team would take a 2-1 lead in their Western Conference Semifinal series. The Trail Blazers got seven points...

Western Conference Semifinals Game 3 Preview: (2) Denver Nuggets vs. (3) Portland Trail Blazers

After the Trail Blazers and Nuggets split the first two games of the Western Conference Semifinals in Denver, the series now shifts to Portland for the next two contests starting with Game 3 Friday...

Game 2 Win Validates Decisions By Kanter, Hood To Join Trail Blazers

With Damian Lillard struggling from the field, at least relative to his lofty standards, the Trail Blazers got important offensive production from CJ McCollum (20 points, six rebounds, six assists), Al-Farouq Aminu (11 points,...

Blazers Get Gutsy Victory In Denver To Even Series 1-1

DENVER -- After losing Game 1 to the Nuggets in Denver, the Trail Blazers vowed to turn in a better defensive effort in Game 2. They kept that vow, and are heading back home to...

Game 2 Pregame Notes: Limiting Turnovers, Kanter’s Shoulder And Hood’s Emergence

DENVER -- After the three-seed Trail Blazers fell 121-113 to the two-seed Nuggets Monday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals, the two Northwest Division teams meet again in the "Mile High...

PODCAST » Rip City Report, Western Conference Semis Game 1 Recap/Game 2 Preview Edition

Greetings from Denver. After the Trail Blazers lost 121-113 to the Nuggets in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals Monday night at the Pepsi Center, Joe Freeman, he of The Oregonian/OregonLive.com, and I,...

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