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Gay pours in 40 as Kings send away Blazers

Gay pours in 40 as Kings send away Blazers

ESPN.com Updated 7 hours ago
Rudy Gay scored 40 points -- one off his career high -- including a pair of key 3-pointers, and the Sacramento Kings surprised the Portland Trail Blazers 103-94 on Friday night.
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  • Blazers rally in fourth, beat depleted Thunder

    Blazers rally in fourth, beat depleted Thunder

    ESPN.com Oct 30 (2 days ago)
    LaMarcus Aldridge had 27 points, and the Portland Trail Blazers rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the injury-depleted Oklahoma City Thunder 106-89 on Wednesday night in the season opener for both teams.
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  • GIF: Russell Westbrook Caps Dominant First Half With Buzzer-Bea…

    GIF: Russell Westbrook Caps Dominant First Half With Buzzer-Beating Dunk

    dimemag.com Oct 30 (2 days ago)
    So much for Russell Westbrook struggling with Kevin Durant sidelined. The Oklahoma City Thunder’s wildly talented point guard enjoyed a breathtaking first half in his team’s season-opener at the Portland Trail Blazers, scoring 26 points (7-13 FGs) and d…
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  • Lillard Beats LaMarcus Aldridge In Over-The-Backboard Shot Cont…

    Lillard Beats LaMarcus Aldridge In Over-The-Backboard Shot Contest

    dimemag.com Oct 27 (5 days ago)
    NBA players contend against one another in games all the time. But not just just basketball games, dribbling games, card games, video games, it doesn’t matter so long as they’re competing in something. Blazers teammates and fellow all-stars Damian Lilla…
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  • Blazers Owner Paul Allen Pledges $100 Million To Tackle Deadly …

    Blazers Owner Paul Allen Pledges $100 Million To Tackle Deadly Ebola Virus

    Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen recently donated $26 million to help curb the sweeping, deadly impact of Ebola. A few days later, the billionaire Microsoft co-founder has quadrupled his efforts – he’s pledging an additional $100 million. I'm com…
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  • With talent and depth, Blazers look to take next step

    With talent and depth, Blazers look to take next step

    nba.com Oct 21
    Not a whole lot has changed for the Portland Trail Blazers.
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  • Nolan Smith Throws Towel While Walking To Bench, Infuriates Coa…

    Nolan Smith Throws Towel While Walking To Bench, Infuriates Coach

    deadspin.com Oct 19
    Former Trail Blazers pick Nolan Smith was pissed when he was subbed out of Galatasaray Liv Hospital's game against Banvit. He threw a towel in the direction of head coach Ergin Ataman, and Ataman immediately confronted him.Read more...
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  • Damian Lillard Previews Signature Shoe After #4BarFriday Rap

    Damian Lillard Previews Signature Shoe After #4BarFriday Rap

    dimemag.com Oct 17
    When adidas invited us out to Las Vegas to unveil their newest creations, the Crazylight Boost and D Rose 5 Boost, Blazers all-star Damian Lillard was part of the unveiling after signing close to a $100 million extension to stay in three stripes. With t…
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  • BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Portland Trail Blazers

    BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Portland Trail Blazers

    yahoo.com Oct 17
    Last season went about as well as the Portland Trail Blazers organization and fans could have hoped. The team immediately outperformed preseason expectations with a 17-3 (and then 31-9) start to put itself in excellent position to grab a postseason bert…
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  • LaMarcus Aldridge: “I’m Definitely Going To Shoot More Threes”

    LaMarcus Aldridge: “I’m Definitely Going To Shoot More Threes”

    dimemag.com Oct 14
    Prolific scorers that do their vast majority of damage from LaMarcus Aldridge are few and far between in the modern NBA. And considering the league’s collective understanding of which shot attempts carry the most value has finally reached its zenith, th…
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  • Wesley Matthews: “I Think I’m The Best Two-Way Two-Guard In The…

    Wesley Matthews: “I Think I’m The Best Two-Way Two-Guard In The NBA”

    dimemag.com Oct 14
    Yesterday we gave you our list of the top 20 shooting guards in the NBA today. Blazers off-guard Wesley Matthews came in at No. 16, but we know Matthews thinks he should be higher after telling The Columbian’s Erik Gunderson he was the “best two-way, tw…
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  • For Trail Blazers to take next step, defense must improve

    For Trail Blazers to take next step, defense must improve

    nba.com Oct 14
    The Trail Blazers stunned the league out of the gates last season, then endured some slippage and some injuries to win 54 games, 21 more than the previous season for the biggest single-season turnaround in franchise history.
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  • Watch Damian Lillard Deliver The Pre-Game Proposal Pass Of The …

    Watch Damian Lillard Deliver The Pre-Game Proposal Pass Of The Night

    dimemag.com Oct 13
    Damian Lillard didn’t play in last night’s exhibition game between the Blazers and Clippers. That didn’t stop him from passing for the assist of the night, though. Here’s Dame unveiling the engagement ring for his friend’s shocked, soon-to-be fiancé. Yo…
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  • Will Damian Lillard Reach Elite Status This Season?

    Will Damian Lillard Reach Elite Status This Season?

    dimemag.com Oct 11
    The sophomore slump is a rite of passage for most second-year players. It’s mostly precipitated by fatigue, as the slog of an 82-game season inevitably begins to take its toll. It often manifests itself in shooting droughts and/or nagging injuries. On t…
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  • Alec Burks Shows Off Quick Explosiveness With Dunk On Thomas Ro…

    Alec Burks Shows Off Quick Explosiveness With Dunk On Thomas Robinson

    dimemag.com Oct 10
    Before the Utah Jazz’s Gordon Hayward posterized Joel Freeland for the dunk of the preseason in his team’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers last night, teammate Alec Burks made a strong submission of his own. And while Burks’ slam isn’t quite on …
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  • Gordon Hayward hammers two-hand poster dunk on Joel Freeland as…

    Gordon Hayward hammers two-hand poster dunk on Joel Freeland as Jazz beat Blazers in preseason (Video)

    yahoo.com Oct 10
    I'm a fan of Lang Whitaker's #MUSCLEWATCH feature, so I already knew that Utah Jazz swingman Gordon Hayward celebrated his four-year maximum contract extension by getting extra swole: Gordon Hayward said he's able to "bully" guys around more n…
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  • Here’s The Trailer For “Exploring Kaman,” Web Show Starring Chr…

    Here’s The Trailer For “Exploring Kaman,” Web Show Starring Chris Kaman

    dimemag.com Oct 9
    The Chris Kaman web television show you’ve been waiting for is finally almost here. Wait, what? Nobody was waiting for that? Well, “Exploring Kaman” debuts on October 17 anyway, and looks unlike anything we’ve ever seen involving an NBA player. This tra…
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  • BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Houston Rockets

    BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Houston Rockets

    yahoo.com Oct 8
    Daryl Morey does not plan to improve steadily. When the Houston Rockets entered this offseason, fresh off 54 wins and a very tight but ultimately disappointing first-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers, they planned to build a conference fav…
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  • Kevin Garnett’s Amusing Update On Rasheed Wallace

    Kevin Garnett’s Amusing Update On Rasheed Wallace

    dimemag.com Oct 6
    For a certain generation of basketball fan, Rasheed Wallace is everything you’ve ever wanted in an NBA player. The former Pistons, Blazers and — on the downside of his career — Celtics and Knicks forward was eminently quotable and probably the most uniq…
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  • LaMarcus Aldridge Is “All In” With Trailblazers This Season and…

    LaMarcus Aldridge Is “All In” With Trailblazers This Season and Beyond

    dimemag.com Oct 3
    It’s hard to imagine that it was just over a year ago that there were rumors floating around that All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge had demanded a trade, but that’s exactly the scenario the Portland Trailblazers were facing after a disastrous end to th…
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  • Damian Lillard Is Feeling Benefits Of Summer Diet, Too

    Damian Lillard Is Feeling Benefits Of Summer Diet, Too

    dimemag.com Oct 2
    The offseason diets and weight loss of LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony have made the most headlines, but they aren’t the only All-Stars that cut back this summer to take a step forward this season. The Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard also change…
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  • Lovable Weirdos Chris Kaman and Robin Lopez Are Right At Home i…

    Lovable Weirdos Chris Kaman and Robin Lopez Are Right At Home in Portlandia

    dimemag.com Oct 1
    Robin Lopez, or “ROLO” as he’s affectionately called these days, became a fan favorite here in Portland almost overnight. Rip City loves its weirdos, and ROLO fits right in here with his unwieldy hair, his nerdist tendencies (comic books, video games, D…
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  • Damian Lillard And The Trail Blazers Are Ready for Big Things T…

    Damian Lillard And The Trail Blazers Are Ready for Big Things This Year

    “Hungry.” That’s the word Damian Lillard used to describe his mentality toward the coming season as the Portland Trailblazers opened training camp Monday at the Moda Center. Since bursting onto the scene two years ago, the intrepid point guard has quick…
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  • We Reminisce: The Raja Bell-Kobe Bryant Rivalry

    We Reminisce: The Raja Bell-Kobe Bryant Rivalry

    dimemag.com Sep 19
    When you think about Kobe Bryant‘s greatest individual rivals, the list is pretty short. Ruben Patterson called himself “The Kobe Stopper,” but the Blazers never defeated the Lakers in the playoffs. Tracy McGrady might have been a rival in terms of tale…
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  • Video - Rudy Gay's Big Night Lifts Kings 00:59

    Rudy Gay's Big Night Lifts Kings

    Oct 31
    Rudy Gay scored 40 points to lead the Kings past the Trail Blazers 103-94.
  • Video - Blazers Cruise Past Thunder 02:08

    Blazers Cruise Past Thunder

    Oct 29
    The Blazers scored 31 points in the fourth quarter and went on to beat the Thunder 106-89.
  • Video - Westbrook's Buzzer-Beating Throwdown 00:28

    Westbrook's Buzzer-Beating Throwdown

    Oct 29
    The Thunder's Russell Westbrook throws down a powerful slam with .02 seconds on the clock in the second quarter against the Trail Blazers.
  • Video - Rookie Randle Lifts Lakers Past Blazers 00:30

    Rookie Randle Lifts Lakers Past Blazers

    Oct 22
    Julius Randle scored a team-high 17 points in the Lakers' 94-86 win over the Blazers.

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