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NBA fires Turkish company that left Enes Kanter off a tweet

The NBA reacted in support of Portland’s Enes Kanter, not long after the league’s Turkish-centric Twitter account failed to mention Kanter’s efforts in the Trail Blazers’ win over Denver in …

CJ McCollum leads Blazers past cold Nuggets, 97-90

CJ McCollum picks up for a cold-shooting Damian Lillard and scores 20 points in Portland’s 97-90 win over the Denver Nuggets. The Nuggets missed 23 of 29 3-pointers but trimmed …

UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019

Portland’s Enes Kanter uncertain for 2nd round with hurt shoulder

Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter’s status for the second round of the playoffs remains uncertain as Portland waits to learn its opponent. Kanter says he separated his left shoulder early …

Once again, Lillard Time moves Blazers along in the playoffs

If Damian Lillard’s series-clinching walkoff 3-pointer against the Thunder looked vaguely familiar, it’s because he’s done it before. His buzzer-beating 3 sent Houston packing back in 2014. Portland bested the …

Back as a 3 seed, Portland looks to avoid another early exit

For the second straight season the Portland Trail Blazers earned the third seed in the West and home-court for the playoffs. This year, they’re hoping for a better outcome than …

Trail Blazers breathe sign of relief over CJ McCollum

Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum says he was relieved that his left knee injury was not serious, especially this close to the playoffs.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019

Trail Blazers sign center Enes Kanter

Center Enes Kanter has joined the Portland Trail Blazers. Kanter was waived by the New York Knicks along with Wesley Matthews following the trade deadline last week. He was once …

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018

Gonzaga pride always apparent with Trail Blazers forward Zach Collins

Even though it’s only early December, Zach Collins admits there’s something special about seeing Gonzaga ranked No. 1.

LeBron James to make Lakers debut at Portland on Oct. 18

LeBron James will make his debut with the Los Angeles Lakers at Portland on Oct. 18 and play in front of the home fans for the first time two days …

UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018

Zach Collins, Portland Trail Blazers rout Los Angeles Lakers to claim NBA Summer League title

Zach Collins only scored three points, but his Portland Trail Blazers defeated Johnathan Williams and the Los Angeles Lakers 91-73.

Zag vs. Zag in NBA Summer League final

Josh Hart scored 37 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 112-109 double-overtime victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday in the semifinals of …

Former Gonzaga big man Zach Collins puts in work, keeps game in perspective with Portland

Zach Collins isn’t used to sitting much, so to look at a final stat sheet with the letters DNP next to his name was becoming disturbing. There wasn’t a coach …

UPDATED: Mon., June 25, 2018

Former Gonzaga forward Kyle Wiltjer tweets he’ll play with Portland in NBA summer league

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Kyle Wiltjer tweeted Monday that he’s joining the Portland Trail Blazers’ summer league team.

UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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, …

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 …

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 …

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

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 …

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 …