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Watch Damian Lillard’s Career-High 43 Points In Triple OT Win V…

Watch Damian Lillard’s Career-High 43 Points In Triple OT Win Versus Spurs

dimemag.com ESPN.com Updated Dec 20 (yesterday)
Damian Lillard didn’t look like a top-five point guard on Friday night – he simply looked like a top-five player. Watch the Portland Trail Blazers’ budding superstar lead his team to a 129-119 triple overtime win against the San Antonio Spurs with a car…
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  • Spurs' Leonard tore ligament in right hand

    Spurs' Leonard tore ligament in right hand

    ESPN.com Dec 19 (yesterday)
    San Antonio Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard has "something kind of torn" in his right hand, coach Gregg Popovich told reporters before Friday night's game against the Portland Trail Blazers.
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  • Bucks' Sanders suspended one game for flagrant foul

    Bucks' Sanders suspended one game for flagrant foul

    nba.com Dec 18 (3 days ago)
    Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders has been suspended one game without pay for pushing Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum in the back as he elevated toward the basket, it was announced today by Rod Thorn, President, Basketball Operations.
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  • Struggling Nicolas Batum Says Overall Game, More Aggression “Is…

    Struggling Nicolas Batum Says Overall Game, More Aggression “Is Coming”

    dimemag.com Dec 18 (3 days ago)
    It speaks volumes of the Portland Trail Blazers’ wealth of talent that they’ve started the season 20-6 despite uncharacteristic play from Nicolas Batum. The multifaceted 6-9 wing is shooting career-low marks from the field and three-point range, and usi…
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  • Blazers overwhelm Bucks behind Aldridge

    Blazers overwhelm Bucks behind Aldridge

    ESPN.com Dec 18 (4 days ago)
    LaMarcus Aldridge had 23 points and 15 rebounds, and the Blazers pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Bucks 104-97 on Wednesday night with both teams reeling from injuries to key players.
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  • GIFs: Thomas Robinson Gets Chase-Down Block, And-1 Alley-Oop In…

    GIFs: Thomas Robinson Gets Chase-Down Block, And-1 Alley-Oop In One Minute

    dimemag.com Dec 17 (4 days ago)
    Thomas Robinson got the first start of his career tonight in place of the injured Robin Lopez. If the third-year big man keeps making plays like these, he might find himself a staple of Terry Stotts’ rotation even once Lopez returns. Watch the hyper-ath…
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  • Damian Lillard Left Off Top Point Guard Lists; Tweets “It’s Alw…

    Damian Lillard Left Off Top Point Guard Lists; Tweets “It’s Always Been This Way”

    dimemag.com Dec 17 (4 days ago)
    Damian Lillard received only one collegiate scholarship offer. He played four years at Weber State. And he was cut from USA Basketball’s FIBA World Cup squad in August. The Portland Trail Blazers point guard knows what it’s like to be underappreciated, …
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  • Portland Trail Blazers’ Robin Lopez Fractures Hand; Out “A Whil…

    Portland Trail Blazers’ Robin Lopez Fractures Hand; Out “A While”

    dimemag.com ESPN.com Dec 16 (5 days ago)
    An improved bench ensures that the Portland Trail Blazers aren’t doomed as a result of Robin Lopez’s impending absence. Not that their reaction to his injury would have you know it. After Lopez suffered a fractured right hand in the team’s win over the …
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  • Lillard-led Blazers dump short-handed Spurs

    Lillard-led Blazers dump short-handed Spurs

    ESPN.com Dec 16 (6 days ago)
    Damian Lillard had 23 points and a career-high 10 rebounds, and the Trail Blazers downed the short-handed Spurs 108-95 on Monday night.
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  • Duncan, Ginobili, Parker all out vs. Blazers

    Duncan, Ginobili, Parker all out vs. Blazers

    ESPN.com Dec 15 (6 days ago)
    The Spurs, going into the second game of a back-to-back, will play the Trail Blazers on Monday night without Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker and Tiago Splitter.
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  • Watch Derrick Rose Go Off For Season-High 31 Points In Win Vers…

    Watch Derrick Rose Go Off For Season-High 31 Points In Win Versus Blazers

    Hello again, old friend. Showing off the explosiveness and aggression that made him to the 2011 MVP, Derrick Rose scored 31 points in the Chicago Bulls’ 115-106 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night. That’s the D-Rose we know and love. The…
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  • Watch Nikola Mirotic Get Easy Dunk To Finish Wild Bulls-Blazers…

    Watch Nikola Mirotic Get Easy Dunk To Finish Wild Bulls-Blazers Sequence

    dimemag.com Dec 12
    A basketball is round and bounces true. This shouldn’t happen. But sometimes that leather gets awfully slippery. In a wild sequence during tonight’s game between the Chicago Bulls and Portland Trail Blazers, Kirk Hinrich throws a behind-head pass off Ji…
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  • Noah, McDermott out for Friday's game against Trail Blazers

    Noah, McDermott out for Friday's game against Trail Blazers

    nba.com Dec 12
    The Bulls will be without center Joakim Noah and forward Doug McDermott for Friday night's game against the Portland Trail Blazers.
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  • Damian Lillard Makes “Rookie” Tracy McGrady Wash Car In Foot Lo…

    Damian Lillard Makes “Rookie” Tracy McGrady Wash Car In Foot Locker Ad

    dimemag.com Dec 11
    Tracy McGrady is 35 years-old, but he still feels pretty young. People are treating him that way, too. In this amusing new spot from Foot Locker and adidas, Damian Lillard and an anonymous Chinese teammate task “rookie” T-Mac with washing their cars. Cl…
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  • GIF: Watch Damian Lillard Jam The Inbounds Lob

    GIF: Watch Damian Lillard Jam The Inbounds Lob

    dimemag.com Dec 11
    Tough Wednesday night for Damian Lillard, who shot an uncharacteristic 2-for-12 from deep against the lowly Timberwolves, and Portland was upset in Minnesota, 90-82. However, Dame showed off the hops when he threw down a two-handed jam after a pretty li…
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  • Watch Andrew Wiggins Lead ‘Wolves To Victory With 23 Points, 10…

    Watch Andrew Wiggins Lead ‘Wolves To Victory With 23 Points, 10 Boards, 4 Dimes

    This is the type of game that will be commonplace for Andrew Wiggins in just a few years’ time. Watch the Minnesota Timberwolves’ prized rookie lead his team to a surprising victory over the Portland Trail Blazers with an energetic all-around effort hig…
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  • GIF: Shabazz Muhammad Throws Down Hammer On Chris Kaman

    GIF: Shabazz Muhammad Throws Down Hammer On Chris Kaman

    dimemag.com Dec 10
    The best thing about rookies? They become sophomores. Shabazz Muhammad is the latest example of that rule of thumb, and the Minnesota Timberwolves wing is showing it against the Trail Blazers. Watch Muhammad continue his strong play of late by rising fo…
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  • Blazers’ LaMarcus Aldridge, Raps’ Kyle Lowry Named Players Of T…

    Blazers’ LaMarcus Aldridge, Raps’ Kyle Lowry Named Players Of The Week

    So much for the Portland Trail Blazers and Toronto Raptors being “sub-contenders” in their respective conferences. Spurred by awesome play of their leaders, the Blazers and Raptors sport two of the league’s top-five records at 16-4 and 15-5, respectivel…
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  • Ford Blimp Crashes At Portland Trail Blazers Game

    Ford Blimp Crashes At Portland Trail Blazers Game

    deadspin.com Dec 5
    Ford executives were heard shouting at the inflatable SUV's handlers, "Whatever you do, don't roll it over!"Read more...
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  • Police Lock Down Moda Center As Hundreds Of Protesters Gather O…

    Police Lock Down Moda Center As Hundreds Of Protesters Gather Outside

    deadspin.com Dec 4
    Police aren't letting anybody enter or leave the Moda Center—better known as the Rose Garden, and the site of a Trail Blazers-Pacers game that is currently in the fourth quarter—according to KOIN News. Hundreds of demonstrators have amassed outside, arr…
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  • Blazers center Robin Lopez celebrates from the bench like a bos…

    Blazers center Robin Lopez celebrates from the bench like a boss (GIFs)

    yahoo.com Dec 1
    Noted NBA weirdo RoLo, a.k.a., Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez, isn't to be confused with internet acronym ROFL, or "Rolling on Floor Laughing," although the two converged beautifully Sunday. As many large basketball players are wont…
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  • Grizzlies end Blazers' run, claim top NBA mark

    Grizzlies end Blazers' run, claim top NBA mark

    ESPN.com Nov 29
    Marc Gasol had 26 points and nine assists as the Grizzlies held off the Trail Blazers 112-99 on Friday night to snap a nine-game Portland winning streak.
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  • Matthews guides Blazers to 9th straight win

    Matthews guides Blazers to 9th straight win

    ESPN.com Nov 26
    Wesley Matthews scored a season-high 28 points, and the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Charlotte Hornets 105-97 on Wednesday night for their ninth consecutive victory.
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  • GIF: Rajon Rondo Again Shows Off “The Rondo” Fake Behind-The-Ba…

    GIF: Rajon Rondo Again Shows Off “The Rondo” Fake Behind-The-Back Pass

    dimemag.com Nov 24
    It’s easy to turn Rajon Rondo‘s game into a senior year thesis. He “contains multitudes,” but at only 6-1, 170, he’s not “large,” though his game does contain “contradictions.” Walt Whitman parallels aside, two plays in last night’s 94-88 Celtics loss t…
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  • Blazers beat Celtics, extend win streak to 7

    Blazers beat Celtics, extend win streak to 7

    ESPN.com Nov 23
    LaMarcus Aldridge had 20 points and 14 rebounds, reserve Chris Kaman scored 16 points and the Portland Trail Blazers extended their winning streak to seven games with a 94-88 victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday night.
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  • Video - Duncan Owning The Post 00:05

    Duncan Owning The Post

    Dec 19
    The Spurs' Tim Duncan pulls off a spin move with ease in the post versus the Blazers.
  • Video - Lillard: 'I Just Kept Attacking' 01:04

    Lillard: 'I Just Kept Attacking'

    Dec 19
    Following a thrilling, triple-overtime win, Blazers guard Damian Lillard said he took it upon himself to attack the Spurs' defense.
  • Video - Lillard Takes Over In Extra Sessions 03:13

    Lillard Takes Over In Extra Sessions

    Dec 19
    Highlight Of The Night: Damian Lillard scored 16 of his 43 points in the extra sessions and the Blazers handed the Spurs their second straight triple-overtime loss.
  • Video - Lillard's Nasty Two-Handed Dunk 00:14

    Lillard's Nasty Two-Handed Dunk

    Dec 19
    Trail Blazers PG Damian Lillard drives down the lane and puts up a two-handed slam in OT.

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