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Trail Blazers 2020 playoff preview: Dame Time running late?

Jun 22, 2020 - 7:20 PM

'Dame Time' Lillard has always pulled Portland out of a tight spot, but can he weave his magic one more time in the NBA playoff race with a new format?

HOPE STILL ALIVE. Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers sit just a spot outside the playoff picture in the loaded Western Conference. Photo from Twitter/@NBA

LOOKBACK: 2 teams that could have challenged the Bulls’ dominance

May 28, 2020 - 9:50 PM

These teams in the Jordan era already had good rosters that could have been even way better

WHAT IF. Had Lithuanian star Arvydas Sabonis joined Portland immediately after the draft, a potent Blazers squad could have challenged the heavyweights. Photo by Bob Strong/AFP

No playoff chance, no play says Blazers ace Lillard

May 27, 2020 - 11:17 AM

Portland star Damian Lillard thinks there’s no point in playing 'meaningless games' if the Blazers 'don't have a true opportunity to get into the playoffs'

CHANCES. Damian Lillard and the Portland Blazers stand just a spot outside the playoffs.  Photo from NBA

LOOKBACK: Ranking Chicago Bulls’ finals opponents

May 14, 2020 - 6:30 PM

The dual three-peat runs cemented the Chicago Bulls’ legacy, but not without some tough challenge

THRILLER. Karl Malone (second from right) and Jazz teammate Greg Ostertag fight for a loose ball with Bulls stars Michael Jordan (right) and Dennis Rodman during Game 4 of the 1997 NBA Finals. Photo by Jeff Haynes/AFP

Blazers' Hood taking recovery slow

Apr 23, 2020 - 7:30 PM

Rodney Hood may be getting extra recovery time, but the injured Portland forward isn’t rushing his NBA return

STILL GRINDING. Work continues for Rodney Hood in rehab. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: CJ McCollum jokes about Jamal Murray after IG scandal

Mar 28, 2020 - 5:36 PM

Speaking to teammate Damian Lillard live on the official NBA account on Instagram, CJ McCollum reacts to a comment alluding to the Jamal Murray scandal

STAR GUARDS. Jamal Murray and CJ McCollum have both been on a tear before the NBA shut down its season due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photos by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP (Murray) and Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP (McCollum)

NBA fines Blazers' McCollum, Kings' Len for shoving match

Mar 09, 2020 - 1:06 PM

CJ McCollum and Alex Len almost come to blows after shoving each other

PUNISHED. CJ McCollum has been fined $20,000 for shoving Alex Len and trying to escalate the altercation. File photo from Twitter/@trailblazers

Blazers' McCollum taking break from autographs amid coronavirus fears

Mar 02, 2020 - 9:40 PM

The NBA, NHL, and MLB have all said they are monitoring developments regarding the coronavirus, which has reached every continent except Antarctica

CAUTIOUS. CJ McCollum has urged fans to follow tips on preventing the spread of the virus, such as frequent handwashing. Photo from Instagram/@trailblazers

Vintage Carmelo shows up to lift Blazers past Pistons

Feb 24, 2020 - 1:38 PM

Carmelo Anthony records his first 30-point game since 2017 as the Blazers snap a three-game skid

STILL GOT IT. Carmelo Anthony proves he can still play at a high level. Photo from Twitter/@trailblazers

Zion Williamson firing on all cylinders puts away Trail Blazers

Feb 12, 2020 - 3:27 PM

'I don't really think he's comparable to anyone that I have seen,' Portland's Melo Anthony says of Pelicans star rookie Zion Williamson

HULKING. Zion Williamson pumps in a career-high 31 points. Photo from NBA

Seething Lillard slams refs over blown call

Feb 09, 2020 - 10:50 AM

'Plenty money,' says Damian Lillard as the Portland star expects a fine after lashing out at officials for a non-call in a pivotal play

FUMING. There’s no appeasing Damian Lillard after a non-call cost the Blazers the game. Photo by Steve Dipaola/EPA-EFE

Jazz escape Blazers in controversial ending, leave Lillard fuming

Feb 08, 2020 - 3:19 PM

The referees miss what should have been a goaltending call on a potential game-tying basket by Damian Lillard in the last 10 seconds

SORRY LOSS. Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers fall short of their sixth win in the last 7 games. Photo from Twitter/@NBA

Damian Lillard makes NBA history as Trail Blazers rip Jazz

Feb 02, 2020 - 2:47 PM

Damian Lillard follows up his 48-point, 10-assist, and 9-rebound outing against the Lakers with another masterful showing against the Jazz

DAME TIME. Damian Lillard slowly but surely inserts his name into the MVP conversation. Photo from Twitter/@trailblazers

Lillard notches career-high of 61 in OT escape of Golden State

Jan 21, 2020 - 6:01 PM

Lillard drains 11 three-pointers to spoil the Golden State Warriors' groove

HOT NIGHT. Damian Lillard drops a career high of 61 points to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to an overtime win. File photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Giannis bounces back as Bucks whip Trail Blazers

Jan 12, 2020 - 5:00 PM

After tallying a season-low 13 points, reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo unleashes a huge double-double

IN THE ZONE. Giannis Antetokounmpo regains his rhythm in the Bucks’ big road win. Photo from Milwaukee Bucks

Vintage Melo grabs winner as Blazers stun Raptors

Jan 08, 2020 - 12:02 PM

Carmelo Anthony knocks in the game-clincher as the Trail Blazers rally from a double-digit deficit against the defending champions

CLUTCH. Carmelo Anthony lifts the Trail Blazers to a road-game upset win. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP

'Perfect' Robinson, Knicks spoil Melo's return

Jan 02, 2020 - 5:52 PM

Mitchell Robinson makes franchise history by shooting perfect from the field as the Knicks also give former team star Carmelo Anthony a warm welcome

SEASON'S BEST. The Trail Blazers fall short even with Carmelo Anthony delivering a season-high performance.

Injured LeBron shows up as Lakers snap losing streak

Dec 29, 2019 - 2:56 PM

LeBron James brushes off a groin injury and a pre-game drama with Kyle Kuzma to tow the Lakers back in the win column

BACK ON TRACK. LeBron James and the Lakers arrest their longest skid of the season. Photo from Los Angeles Lakers

Mitchell sizzles, Clarkson debuts as Jazz hold off Blazers

Dec 27, 2019 - 3:25 PM

Donovan Mitchell takes over in the second half as Jordan Clarkson boosts the Utah bench

Trail Blazers waive Spanish veteran Pau Gasol

Nov 21, 2019 - 11:50 AM

Paul Gasol says he still has the 'same excitement and passion for the game' and the Trail Blazers’ offer of a coaching role would just be a stopgap

ON THE MOVE. Still recuperating from injury, veteran big man Pau Gasol saw action with the San Antonio Spurs before heading to the Milwaukee Bucks last season. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Carmelo Anthony seals Portland move

Nov 20, 2019 - 10:28 AM

A year after getting axed by the Houston Rockets, 10-time NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony finds a new home in the Portland Blazers

NEW CHAPTER. Carmelo Anthony sees his move to the Trail Blazers as a 'perfect opportunity.' Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Harden, Westbrook shine as Rockets extend win streak

Nov 19, 2019 - 2:14 PM

James Harden and Russell Westbrook combine for 64 points to lead the Rockets to 8 straight wins

STREAKING. James Harden leads the Houston Rockets to 8 straight wins. Photo from NBA Twitter

Struggling Blazers pick up Carmelo Anthony

Nov 15, 2019 - 1:03 PM

Carmelo Anthony joins his fifth team in 3 years as the Portland Trail Blazers try to pump life into their campaign with the former All-Star

ROCKY RUN. Carmelo Anthony last played over a year ago with the Rockets. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Kawhi's late surge lifts Clippers past Blazers

Nov 08, 2019 - 8:08 PM

After getting fined for contradictory statements on Kawhi Leonard's fitness, the Clippers pull off a win behind their well-rested star

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 07: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the Los Angeles Clippers rebounds against Hassan Whiteside #21 of the Portland Trail Blazers during the first half of a game at Staples Center on November 07, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

Trail Blazers lose Zach Collins for 4 months after surgery

Nov 06, 2019 - 10:17 AM

Portland's 7-foot forward Zach Collins starts rehab treatment after dislocating his shoulder

KEY LOSS. An erratic-playing POrtland squad hopes to hit its stride even minus Zach Collins. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFP

Korkmaz drains game-winner as Sixers nip Trail Blazers

Nov 03, 2019 - 2:37 PM

The Sixers stay unbeaten even without suspended star Joel Embiid as Furkan Korkmaz comes to the rescue

CRUNCH MAN. Furkan Korkmaz comes up clutch for the perfect Philadelphia 76ers. Photo from Twitter/@sixers

Golden State Warriors end skid for 1st win

Oct 29, 2019 - 12:11 PM

The Warriors bounce back against the New Orleans Pelicans for a breakthrough win this season

FIRST WIN. The Golden State Warriors score a breakthrough win after dropping their first two games of the season. Photo from NBA Twitter

CJ McCollum, Trail Blazers agree to $100M extension

Jul 31, 2019 - 10:17 AM

After locking up Damian Lillard, Portland makes sure CJ McCollum will also be around as the Trail Blazers vie to contend in the Western Conference again

CJ McCollum. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)

Pau Gasol agrees to Trail Blazers deal

Jul 25, 2019 - 9:16 AM

The two-time NBA champion joins his sixth club on his 19th year in the league

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - MARCH 04: Pau Gasol #17 of the Milwaukee Bucks reacts during the first half of the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on March 04, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Stotts, Trail Blazers agree to contract extension

May 22, 2019 - 5:22 PM

At the wake of Portland's playoff exit to the Golden State Warriors, Terry Stotts gets extended as Trail Blazers coach

BREAKTHROUGH. Coach Terry Stotts says it has been his ‘most enjoyable year’ after the Trail Blazers reached the Western Conference finals appearance for the first time in 19 years. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

May 21, 2019 - 9:27 PM

The Warriors march to a historic fifth straight NBA Finals behind the triple-double performances of Stephen Curry and Draymond Green

Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors still the comeback kids: 'We find a way'

May 21, 2019 - 3:46 PM

‘We know we can cover 17 points in a matter of 3 or 4 minutes,’ says Draymond Green after the Warriors rallied from a double-digit deficit for the third straight game

WEST KINGS. The Golden State Warriors rule the Western Conference to a advance to the NBA Finals for a historic fifth straight time. Photo from Golden State Warriors Twitter

'I hope it doesn't go unnoticed,' Kerr on Warriors' historic romp

May 21, 2019 - 2:08 PM

The Warriors become the only other team to reach 5 straight NBA Finals since the Celtics in the '60s

TWIN TRIPLE-DOUBLE. Stephen Curry high fives Draymond Green after both dropped historic triple-doubles to lead the Warriors past the Trail Blazers. Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images/AFP

West champs: Warriors punch 5th straight NBA Finals ticket

May 21, 2019 - 12:04 PM

The Warriors rally yet again from 17 points down to sweep the Trail Blazers and advance to the NBA championship series

WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

May 19, 2019 - 11:00 PM

The Golden State Warriors bury the Portland Trail Blazers in a 3-0 series hole, a deficit no team in NBA playoff history has ever come back from

WEST GIANTS. Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors are one win away from another trip to the NBA Finals. Photo from NBA Stats' Twitter account (@nbastats)

Warriors push Blazers to brink, inch closer to NBA Finals

May 19, 2019 - 12:05 PM

Still without Kevin Durant, Golden State banks on Steph Curry, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson to gain a commanding 3-0 lead over Portland

TOP DOGS. Steph Curry outduels Damian Lillard as the Warriors turn back the Trail Blazers anew. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)

Enes Kanter's NBA dream could trigger diplomatic crisis

May 18, 2019 - 3:40 PM

The towering Turkish star may be frozen out of the biggest game of his life for geopolitical reason

CRITIC. Enes Kanter may be detained if he leaves the United States on charges of insulting Turkish President Erdogan. Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors weather Blazers storm, take 2-0 series lead

May 17, 2019 - 12:23 PM

The defending champions gut it out in the endgame against the Trail Blazers to come back from 17 points down

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - MAY 16: Seth Curry #31 of the Portland Trail Blazers takes a shot against Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors in game two of the NBA Western Conference Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 16, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

May 15, 2019 - 11:52 PM

Steph Curry pumps in 9 triples in a 36-point outburst as the Warriors rip the Trail Blazers in Game 1 of the West finals

WEST SIDE. Steph Curry's Warriors draw first blood against Damian Lillard's Trail Blazers. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Curry, Warriors torch Blazers in West finals opener

May 15, 2019 - 11:41 AM

(UPDATED) Still playing minus Kevin Durant, the Warriors cruise past the Blazers behind the hot shooting of Steph Curry

SIZZLING. Steph Curry gets off to a hot start to keep the Warriors in full control against the Trail Blazers. Photo from Golden State Warriors Twitter

HIGHLIGHTS: Warriors vs Blazers – 2019 NBA Western Conference Finals

May 14, 2019 - 9:00 PM

The West may have been the Golden State Warriors' playground in the last 4 seasons, but the Portland Trail Blazers look to shake things up

Curry brother rivalry adds spice to NBA West finals

May 14, 2019 - 3:03 PM

Warriors star Steph Curry and younger brother Seth of the Trail Blazers become the first siblings to play against each other in the NBA conference finals

CURRY CLASH. Portland’s Seth Curry (left) and champion brother Steph of Golden State see the showdown as a win-win situation. File photo

GAME SCHEDULE: NBA Western and Eastern Conference finals 2019

May 14, 2019 - 12:48 PM

Mark your calendars! Here's the 2019 NBA conference finals schedule, Philippine time

Injured Durant to miss Warriors' series opener vs Blazers

May 14, 2019 - 9:05 AM

'We've tried to remain somewhat vague because the injury is open-ended in terms of how much time he will need to recover,' coach Steve Kerr on Warriors star Kevin Durant

REHAB. Kevin Durant continue to recover from a right calf strain injury. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Trail Blazers rally to stun Nuggets, reach NBA West finals

May 13, 2019 - 7:29 AM

CJ McCollum drains a cold-blooded jumper in the dwindling seconds as the Trail Blazers pull off a shocker over the No. 2 Nuggets

CLUTCH. CJ McCollum and the Trail Balzers reach the conference finals for the first time in 19years. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Game 7 awaits as Blazers stay alive vs No. 2 Nuggets

May 10, 2019 - 1:47 PM

Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum and Rodney Hood team up for 87 points as the Blazers drag the Nuggets to a winner-take-all

NOT TODAY. CJ McCollum and the Trail Blazers make sure the series-clincher won't be within Gary Harris and the Nuggets' reach. Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images/AFP

Nuggets dominate Game 5, push Trail Blazers to the brink

May 08, 2019 - 1:31 PM

The Denver Nuggets move one win away from clinching a Western Conference finals berth for the first time in a decade

GOLDEN NUGGET. Nikola Jokic delivers sensational numbers as the Nuggets overwhelm CJ McCollum and the Trail Blazers. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Nuggets back with vengeance, level playoff series vs Trail Blazers

May 06, 2019 - 10:57 AM

After falling short in only the second quadruple overtime playoff game in NBA history, Denver survives Portland this time in regulation

DO-IT-ALL. Nikola Jokic notches his fourth playoff triple-double. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)

WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

May 05, 2019 - 1:44 AM

The Trail Blazers pull out a 4OT win against the Nuggets in the longest NBA playoff game since 1953 as the Bucks also go up 2-1 versus the Celtics

BIG BUCKETS. Rodney Hood (right) comes through the clutch for the Trail Blazers against the Nuggets that also go all out behind Nikola Jokic. Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images

Trail Blazers survive Nuggets in 4OT thriller to go up 2-1

May 04, 2019 - 2:50 PM

Both teams are pushed to the limits in only the second quadruple overtime playoff game in NBA history, but Portland proves the better team in the clutch

HOT HAND. CJ McCollum fires 41 points in 60 minutes for the Portland Trail Blazers. Photo from Portland Trail Blazers' Twitter account (@trailblazers)