Friday, November 24, 2017
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Road Trip Continues With Black Friday Matinee In Brooklyn

While some are scouring malls and department stores in search of the best Black Friday deals, the Portland Trail Blazers will be in Brooklyn searching for their second win of a five-game road trip...

Anemic First Quarter Ends Trail Blazers’ Chances Early In Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA -- There are plenty of things that the Portland Trail Blazers can be thankful for. They get to play a game for a living, are handsomely compensated for the work and have legions...

Trail Blazers Look For Third Straight In Visit To Philadelphia

Riding back-to-back wins, the Portland Trail Blazers (10-7) visit the City of Brotherly Love for the second of a five-game road trip to take on the Philadelphia 76ers (9-7) Wednesday night. This matchup is...

Podcast: Rip City Report, Episode 119

Greetings from Philadelphia. After the Trail Blazers started a five-game road trip Monday night with a victory versus the Grizzlies in Memphis, your podcast crew of Joe Freeman, he of The Oregonian/OregonLive.com, and I,...

Audio: CJ McCollum Discusses Trash Talk, Lebron vs. Jordan And Pedicures On The Flagrant...

Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum was recently a guest on The Flagrant Two podcast with Bill Reiter and Reid Forgrave. Topics during the interview include who McCollum’s phenomenal shooting this season, who he thinks...

Vonleh Shows His ‘Mean Streak’ On The Boards In Memphis

MEMPHIS -- Off of the court, Trail Blazers power forward Noah Vonleh is a rather sweet young man. The 6-9 forward out of Indiana is kind, usually soft-spoken and perhaps even a little bit...

Blazers Start Road Trip With Victory In Memphis

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Power Rankings: Moving Into The Top 10 In Week Four

Last week was hit and miss for the Portland Trail Blazers. In terms of hits, they went 3-1 with victories versus the Nuggets, Magic and Kings and sit in fifth-place in the Western Conference...

Trail Blazers Start Extended Road Trip In Memphis

The Portland Trail Blazers (9-7) begin a five-game road trip Monday night in Memphis with a tilt versus the Grizzlies (7-8) at FedEx Forum. Tipoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. After playing 11 of 13...

Lillard Takes To Instagram Comments To Defend Stotts

Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard has never shied away from addressing his detractors on social media. Whether he's addressing complaints about his own play or his questions about his commitment to basketball, the...

Blazers Host Kings In Second Night Of Home-And-Home Back-To-Back

It is often said that the best way to get over a bad loss is to play another game as soon as possible. And if that game is against the team that just handed...

First Night Of Back-To-Back Goes Bad In Sacramento

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Shootaround Notes: Blowout Losses And Lillard’s Love Of Roller Skating

SACRAMENTO -- The Portland Trail Blazers held shootaround at the Golden 1 Center Friday morning in preparation for tonight’s game versus the Kings in Sacramento (tipoff scheduled for 7 p.m. on NBC Sports NW...

Blazers Host Second Annual ‘Pride Night’ Versus Kings

The Portland Trail Blazers host the Sacramento Kings Saturday night at the Moda Center in the second game of a back-to-back between the two teams. The game will be the Trail Blazers' last in...

VIDEO: Evan Turner Breakdances His Way Through Cryotherapy

The use of cryotherapy, which consists of standing in a chamber super cooled by liquid nitrogen or some other form of coolant, has become rather common in the NBA. Akin to the longstanding practice...

Blazers Head South For First Leg Of Back-To-Back With Kings

The Portland Trail Blazers (8-6) visit California’s capital Friday night for the first of a home-and-home back-to-back affair with the Sacramento Kings (3-11) at Golden 1 Center.  The matchup marks the Trail Blazers first road...

Second-Quarter Run Sets Up Trail Blazers’ Victory Versus Magic

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McCollum Gets First SLAM Cover, Praise From Kobe Bryant

CJ McCollum's profile has grown consistently and considerably since the 6-5 guard out of Lehigh won the NBA's Most Improved Player award in 2016. After assuming his rightful place as the Trail Blazers' starting...

Turner Teams Up with American Diabetes Association for “Let’s Play Portland” Initiative

(via BDA Sports Management) Portland Trail Blazer Evan Turner announced today a $50,000 donation to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) to support local initiatives such as “Let’s Play Portland,” in partnership with the David Douglas...

Trail Blazers Finish Up Homestand By Hosting Much Improved Magic

The Portland Trail Blazers (7-6) finish up a six-game homestand by hosting the Orlando Magic (8-6) Wednesday night at the Moda Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday’s game is Portland’s tenth home...

Napier Finally Gets His Shot Thanks To Opportunity And Improvement

After seeing his minutes increase both at the end of the 2016-17 regular season and during Portland’s first-round playoff series versus the Golden State Warriors, the plan was for fourth-year guard Shabazz Napier to...

Swanigan Brings ‘Just Good For Us’ Energy In His First Start

During his brief tenure thus far in Portland, Trail Blazers rookie Caleb Swanigan has shown himself to be somewhat impervious to excitement, at least on the surface. While the 6-9 forward surely has all...

Blazers Bounce Back To Get Win Versus Nuggets

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Power Rankings: Blazers Backslide After Going 0-2 In Week Three

After playing 10 games in the first 20 days of the 2017-18 regular season, the Portland Trail Blazers got a reprieve from the schedule last week by playing just two games, both of which...

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