Stories tagged: Portland Trail Blazers
UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018, 8:44 p.m.
Trail blazed: Washington State grad Brooke Olzendam found her calling on the hardwood. Now she’s living out her dream
Born into a basketball family, the Spokane native has persevered land a job back in the Pacific Northwest as the sideline reporter for the Portland Trail Blazers.
UPDATED: Mon., April 23, 2018, 8:35 p.m.
Former Gonzaga forward Zach Collins makes impact as Trail Blazers rookie
Zach Collins’ rookie year with the Portland Trail Blazers was more like two seasons in one. The former Gonzaga Bulldog barely saw the floor in the first two months of …
UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 7:50 p.m.
Anthony Davis’ 47 points leads Pelicans to sweep of Trail Blazers
Anthony Davis scored a franchise playoff-record 47 points and the New Orleans Pelicans completed a first-round playoff sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers with a 131-123 victory. Jrue Holiday added …
UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 10:32 p.m.
Nikola Mirotic, Anthony Davis lead Pelicans to 3-0 series lead over Blazers
Nikola Mirotic scored a career playoff-best 30 points and the New Orleans Pelicans pushed Portland to the brink of elimination with a 119-102 victory. Anthony Davis had 28 points and …
UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 10:19 p.m.
Jrue Holiday has 33 and Pelicans beat the Blazers to go up 2-0
Jrue Holiday had a career playoff-high 33 points and the New Orleans Pelicans took a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers with a 111-102 …
UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018, 11:50 p.m.
Anthony Davis scores 35, Pelicans hold off Blazers 97-95 in Game 1
Anthony Davis had 35 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Portland Trail Blazers 97-95 in Game 1 of their playoff series. Jrue Holiday …
UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018, 3:13 p.m.
The final two days of the NBA’s regular season will settle what six months could not
The first six months – and 2,442 games – of the NBA’s regular season weren’t enough to complete its playoff picture.
Fri., March 30, 2018, 8:55 p.m.
Half-brother of Damian Lillard shot in mall parking lot
Authorities say the half-brother of Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard was shot Thursday during a confrontation with two men in a mall parking lot.
UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 9:35 a.m.
Former Weber State star Damian Lillard follows Big Sky basketball, including Eastern Washington’s Bogdan Bliznyuk
Long before he hit the NBA, Damian Lillard was an inherent underdog. So it’s not surprising that the Trail Blazers’ All-Star point guard follows his alma mater, Weber State, with …
UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 6:42 p.m.
Former Gonzaga center Zach Collins puts in his time, gets playing time in return with Portland Trail Blazers
Zach Collins stayed ready, even when his playing time was sporadic. He worked on his conditioning and his skill set, despite being in a stretch of DNPs. He studied opponents, …
Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 5:01 p.m.
Blazers hope for another post-All-Star break revival
The Portland Trail Blazers have rallied after the All-Star break during the past two seasons. They’ll lean on that history as they try to emerge from a cluster of teams …
Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 6:07 p.m.
NBA capsules: Al Horford’s jumper wins it as Celtics top Trail Blazers, 97-96
Al Horford made a 15-foot jumper at the buzzer and the Boston Celtics topped the Portland Trail Blazers 97-96 on Sunday, giving New England fans a few hours to get …
Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 11:22 p.m.
NBA capsules: DeMar DeRozan, Raptors roll past Blazers, improve to 20-4 at home
DeMar DeRozan scored 35 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 18 and the Toronto Raptors beat Portland 130-105 on Friday night, their sixth straight win over the Trail Blazers in Toronto.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 1, 2018, 8:11 p.m.
Isaiah Thomas to make debut with Cavaliers on Tuesday against Trail Blazers
The agonizing wait to play again is over for Isaiah Thomas. Vengeance on the Celtics is still on hold. Thomas, sidelined with a hip injury since last season’s Eastern Conference …
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
NBA suspends Portland’s CJ McCollum for a game
The NBA has given a one-game suspension to Portland’s CJ McCollum for leaving the bench during an altercation. McCollum did it in a preseason game on Wednesday night, and will …
UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
Trail Blazers sign first-rounder and former Zag Zach Collins
The Portland Trail Blazers have signed first-round draft pick and former Gonzaga player Zach Collins.
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 9:44 p.m.
Trail Blazers trade for Gonzaga’s Zach Collins at No. 10 in NBA Draft
The Portland Trail Blazers wanted Zach Collins and dealt a pair of first-round picks to Sacramento to acquire the former Gonzaga Bulldog during Thursday’s NBA Draft.
Tue., April 18, 2017, 1:08 p.m.
Portland’s Jusuf Nurkic out Game 2, Warriors’ Kevin Durant questionable
Golden State’s Kevin Durant missed practice because of a strained left calf and is questionable for Wednesday’s Game 2 against Portland, which will be without center Jusuf Nurkic. The Warriors, …
UPDATED: Sun., April 16, 2017, 9:40 p.m.
NBA capsules: Kevin Durant shines in Golden State Warriors playoff debut in Game 1 win over Portland Trail Blazers
Kevin Durant had 32 points and 10 rebounds in his Golden State playoff debut, Stephen Curry scored 29 points, and the Warriors withstood a sensational day by Portland duo CJ …
Thu., April 13, 2017, 10:24 p.m.
Portland Trail Blazers, the only Northwest NBA team, get little respect in Spokane
Rip City is more than the sound of a basketball ripping through the net when the Portland Trail Blazers are on the court.
Sat., April 8, 2017, 10:17 p.m.
NBA Capsules: Damian Lillard scores 59 as Blazers earn key win
Damian Lillard scored a franchise-record 59 points and matched his career high with nine 3-pointers to help the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Utah Jazz 101-86 on Saturday night.
Mon., April 3, 2017, 10:19 p.m.
NBA Capsule: Timberwolves halt Blazers’ win streak
Karl-Anthony Towns had 34 points and 12 rebounds and the Minnesota Timberwolves snapped Portland’s six-game winning streak with a 110-109 victory over the Trail Blazers on Monday night.
Sun., March 19, 2017, 10:44 p.m.
NBA Capsules: Damian Lillard scores 49 as Blazers beat Heat
Damian Lillard scored a season-high 49 points, 28 after halftime, and the Portland Trail Blazers continued their playoff push by beating the Miami Heat 115-104 on Sunday night.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 10:43 p.m.
NBA roundup: Blake Griffin, Chris Paul have double-doubles, Clippers hold off Blazers
Blake Griffin had 26 points and 12 rebounds, Chris Paul had 21 points and 14 assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers held off the visiting Portland Trail Blazers 121-120 Monday …
Fri., July 3, 2015
NBA notes: Blazers extend PG Damian Lillard
A person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press that Damian Lillard has agreed to terms with the Portland Trail Blazers on a five-year extension worth more than …
Tue., May 19, 2015
Newsmakers: Portland Trail Blazers’ Aldridge has thumb surgery
Repaired Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge had surgery to repair a ligament in his left thumb. The team said in a statement that Aldridge is expected to be able to …
Sun., March 22, 2015
In brief: Stephen Curry leads Thompson-less Warriors to win
NBA: Stephen Curry bounced back from his worst shooting performance of the season to score 24 points, Leandro Barbosa added a season-high 19 off the bench and the Golden State …
Fri., Feb. 20, 2015
Blazers grieve for Jerome Kersey; death linked to blood clot
Terry Porter knew Jerome Kersey was special. There was, of course, the talent on the court, but also something more lasting: the “joy and his smile, the way he embraced …
Fri., Feb. 20, 2015
Trail Blazers recall Jerome Kersey
“It’s been some 45 years since we brought the Blazers here, and in those 45, and the next 45, the Blazers will never have a better human being than Jerome …
Mon., Jan. 12, 2015
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