Lillard time: Blazers guard continues to beat the odds

Basketball 04/28/19, 18:04

After he made his unforgettable 3-pointer at the buzzer to clinch Portland's first-round series over Oklahoma City, Damian Lillard was mobbed by his teammates. The television camera moved into the scrum, and Lillard looked directly into the lens. His expression was pure told-you-so. "Obviously he can score the ball with the best ...

Nuggets, Blazers series features Jokic against Lillard

Basketball 04/28/19, 14:14

The Joker versus Dame. Versatile big man against prodigious scorer.They are two big reasons why Denver and Portland are meeting in the Western Conference semifinals as the series begins Monday in the Mile High City.Nikola Jokic: The 7-foot, do-it-all center for the Nuggets who guided them to a Game 7 ...

Spurs force Game 7 with 120-103 win over Nuggets

Basketball 04/25/19, 21:41

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points and DeMar DeRozan added 25 to help the San Antonio Spurs overcome Nikola Jokic's 43 points and beat the Denver Nuggets 120-103 on Thursday night, forcing a Game 7 of the opening round series.Jokic had 27 points in the second half to post the third ...

Once again, Lillard Time moves Blazers along in the playoffs

Basketball 04/24/19, 15:43

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.It may have been from a different spot and against a different team, but it was the same Lillard — cool and confident. As a ...

Lillard has 50 and Blazers oust Thunder in 5 games

Sports 04/24/19, 00:30

Damian Lillard hit a 37-footer at the buzzer and finished with career playoff-high 50 points to help the Portland Trail Blazers eliminate the Oklahoma City Thunder from the playoffs in five games with a 118-115 victory on Tuesday night.With the game tied, Lillard dribbled just inside of halfcourt near the ...

Lillard sparks Portland past Oklahoma City for 3-1 lead

Basketball 04/21/19, 23:22

Damian Lillard scored 15 of his 24 points in the third quarter, and the Portland Trail Blazers held Russell Westbrook without a basket in the second half in beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-98 on Sunday night to take a 3-1 lead in their series.Lillard had another big third quarter ...

Celtics can sweep; Warriors, Raptors, Blazers aiming at 3-1

Basketball 04/20/19, 10:15

The stars have been stars in these playoffs.Kyrie Irving has Boston on the cusp of sweeping away Indiana Pacers. Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Golden State are coming off a game against the Los Angeles Clippers where the Warriors looked very much like the NBA champions again. Damian Lillard and ...

Westbrook leads Thunder past Trail Blazers, 120-108

Sports 04/19/19, 23:26

Russell Westbrook called his play in Game 2 "unacceptable."It was more than acceptable in Game 3. He had 33 points and 11 assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Portland Trail Blazers 120-108 on Friday night to cut their series deficit to 2-1.Paul George added 22 points, Jerami Grant ...

Lillard, Westbrook, Beverley playing with intensified edge

Sports 04/17/19, 17:17

Damian Lillard stared intently well after his deep, buzzer-beating 3-pointer fell to close out Portland's third quarter against the Thunder. The look on his face was one of determination, focus and yes, even a little bravado.It was as if Lillard was making a statement. It's not new for the Portland ...

Blazers go up 2-0 against the Thunder with 114-94 win

Sports 04/17/19, 00:26

CJ McCollum had 33 points, Damian Lillard added 29 and the Portland Trail Blazers took a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder with a 114-94 victory on Tuesday night.Maurice Harkless added 14 points and nine rebounds for the third-seeded Blazers, who opened a playoff ...

Enes Kanter making most of second chance with Trail Blazers

Basketball 04/15/19, 14:59

Looking back on it now, the Trail Blazers were clearly smart to pick up Enes Kanter after he was waived by the New York Knicks.Kanter was brought aboard by Portland as insurance for the final stretch of the season, meant to back up starter Jusuf Nurkic.Then Nurkic broke his leg ...

Portland wins Game 1 against the Thunder 104-99

Sports 04/14/19, 17:28

Damian Lillard scored 30 points and the third-seeded Portland Trail Blazers opened their playoff series against the No. 6 Oklahoma City Thunder with a 104-99 victory on Sunday.Enes Kanter added 20 points and a career playoff-high 18 rebounds for the Blazers, who were making their sixth straight postseason appearance. CJ ...

Blazers and Thunder meet in the playoffs for the first time

Basketball 04/13/19, 16:20

While the Trail Blazers have something of an antagonistic relationship with the Thunder, Damian Lillard would not label it a full-blown rivalry.That could change Sunday."This is our first time playing them in a playoff series, so I don't think they could be considered a rival. They're one of our division ...

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

Basketball 04/11/19, 17:46

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 looking for a better outcome than last year when they were surprisingly swept in the opening round by New Orleans.It won't be easy.The Trail Blazers take ...

Harkless’ 3 sends Blazers past LA 104-101 after Magic quits

Basketball 04/10/19, 00:01

Maurice Harkless hit a corner 3-pointer at the buzzer, and the Portland Trail Blazers secured home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a 104-101 victory Tuesday night over the Los Angeles Lakers a few hours after Magic Johnson abruptly resigned as their president of basketball operations.Johnson shocked ...

Lillard scores 30 points, Trail Blazers beat Nuggets 115-108

Basketball 04/07/19, 22:54

Damian Lillard scored 30 points to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 115-108 victory over a Denver Nuggets team that rested its top three scorers Sunday night after securing home-court advantage in the playoffs.Al-Farouq Aminu added 23 points and 11 rebounds for Portland, which held on to fourth place ...

Turner has 2nd triple-double, Blazers beat Grizzlies 116-89

Basketball 04/03/19, 23:24

Evan Turner had 13 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists off the bench for his second consecutive triple-double and the Portland Trail Blazers reached 50 wins this season with a 116-89 victory over the short-handed Memphis Grizzles on Wednesday night.Damian Lillard came close to a triple-double, too, with 20 points, ...

Jackson, Pistons end Blazers’ 6-game streak with 99-90 win

Basketball 03/30/19, 20:41

Reggie Jackson scored 28 points, Andre Drummond had 22 points and 19 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons ended the Portland Trail Blazers' six-game winning streak with a 99-90 victory on Saturday night.The Pistons were missing Blake Griffin, who was scratched moments before game time with a sore left knee, but ...

Lillard, Aminu pace Portland’s blowout win over Hawks

Basketball 03/29/19, 21:07

Damian Lillard scored 36 points, Al-Farouq Aminu added 17 and 11 rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers extended their winning streak to a season-high six games with a 118-98 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.Portland took charge with a 16-0 run in the third quarter that pushed the ...

Blazers lose Nurkic to severe leg injury, edge Nets in 2 OTs

Sports 03/26/19, 00:41

Jusuf Nurkic had 32 points and 16 rebounds before suffering a gruesome left leg injury in the second overtime, and the Portland Trail Blazers outlasted the Brooklyn Nets 148-144 on Monday night.Nurkic was hurt when his leg bent awkwardly as he battled for an offensive rebound. His leg was immobilized ...

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