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    “Put some respect on my name.” This was Damian Lillard’s message on the floor of his most recent masterpiece in Orlando. Portland improved to 5-2 straight up/5-1-1 against the spread in the bubble Tuesday night, dragged to victory single-handedly by Lillard’s career-high-tying 61 points. Dame D.O.L.L.A. now has 112 points over his past two games, and Portland controls its destiny in the race for the final seed in the West. The Trail Blazers have garnered the respect of the betting market as well since play began in Orlando. Before the seeding games began, the market viewed Portland as one point worse than that Dallas team they faced Tuesday, but it closed as 2¹/₂-point favorite prior to their victory. The...
    With four teams still in contention for a play-in series to determine the eighth seed in this year’s Western Conference playoffs, Los Angeles Lakers forwards Kyle Kuzma and Markieff Morris and head coach Frank Vogel weighed in on what could happen if they get to face the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round. As reported on Wednesday by USA Today, the Trail Blazers, who are a half-game ahead of the Memphis Grizzlies in the race for the final playoff spot in the West, have been seen by a number of NBA observers as the most likely team to secure eighth-seed status during this weekend’s play-in. Some of these pundits, as noted, are even predicting that Portland could potentially upset...
    Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard joined the likes of Wilt Chamberlain with a 61-point performance in a riveting win over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night. Lillard and Chamberlain are the only players in NBA history to score 60 or more points three times in a season. Portland defeated Dallas, 134-131, as the team gets ready for a possible play-in game to get into the playoffs. TRUMP TAKES NFL, NBA TO TASK ABOUT KNEELING DURING NATIONAL ANTHEM “Ain’t nothing I want more,” Lillard said of the playoffs. “When I came here (to Disney World) I told them I’m not here to waste my time. Our work ain’t done yet, but we’re fighting for it.” Portland coach Terry Stotts said...
    Louisville police crack down on protest caravans Dollar Tree, Family Dollar reverse decision to require masks at all stores, but request customers wear them Lillard drops 51 as Trail Blazers top 76ers; Embiid injured © APARC Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard shoots next to Philadelphia 76ers' Matisse Thybulle, left, during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP) LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Damian Lillard scored 51 points after a frustrating finish a night earlier, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Philadelphia 76ers 124-121 on Sunday. It was a day of redemption for the star point guard. On Saturday, he missed a pair...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 51 points after a frustrating finish a night earlier, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Philadelphia 76ers 124-121 on Sunday. It was a day of redemption for the star point guard. On Saturday, he missed a pair of free throws with 18.6 seconds to go and a 3-pointer with 9.5 seconds left in a 122-117 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. Portland bounced back and pulled within a half-game of Memphis for eighth place in the Western Conference. The Trail Blazers increased their chances of qualifying for the play-in series, which will start Saturday. The 76ers lost much more than the game. All-Star center Joel Embiid left in the first...
    Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Damian Lillard is carrying the Portland Trail Blazers in their playoff hunt. Remember when the playoff-desperate Portland Trail Blazers lost to an LA Clippers team resting Kawhi Leonard and sitting Paul George late? Neither does Damian Lillard. The reason for that is the Blazers picked up a crucial win against the shorthanded Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday thanks to Lillard’s incredible performance. Dame — who missed two critical free throws late in that Clippers loss — took the criticism (and subsequent trash talk from George and Patrick Beverley) to heart, responding with 51 points in a statement win and carrying Portland to victory over Philly. In the 124-121 win, Lillard shot 16-for-28 from the field,...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Philadelphia center Joel Embiid left in the first quarter of the 76ers’ game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday after hurting his left ankle. Embiid went up to contest a shot, then he backed up and stepped awkwardly into the stanchion. He came out of the game with 6:18 left in the first quarter. He tried to stretch the foot, then got assistance from the medical staff before heading to the locker room. The team said he would not return. Embiid, an All-Star, leads the 76ers with 24 points and 12 rebounds per game. He had been averaging 30 points and 13.5 rebounds since the restart. The 76ers are already missing Ben Simmons...
    Drama has come to the NBA bubble. Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard appeared to take shots at Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George after their game Saturday. DONCIC GETS 17TH TRIPLE-DOUBLE, MAVS TOP BUCKS 136-132 IN OT The Clippers defeated the Trail Blazers, 122-117. Lillard missed two key free throws down the stretch that would have put Portland up one point with less than 20 seconds to go. Clippers guard Patrick Beverley was seen mocking Lillard’s signature celebration on the sideline. At the end of the game, ESPN reported George and Beverley were seen waving goodbye to their opponents as they walked off the court. “PG did the wave because he also was surprised [about the missed free throws] because...
    The race to grab the eighth seed in the Western Conference has been a wild ride so far. The unexpected first win by the Memphis Grizzlies against Oklahoma City Thunder pushed them one entire game ahead of the ninth-seeded Portland Trail Blazers. Today, August 8, the Blazers are going up against the second-seeded LA Clippers. Both teams have a single purpose. The Clippers are hoping to hold their position and the Blazers want to snatch the eighth post from the Grizzlies. Portland Trail Blazers injury report and lineup prediction This game is a great opportunity for the Blazers to make it to the play-in competition. Their performance in the Orlando Bubble has been great so far and meeting the high...
    Remains recovered from New Orleans hotel, almost 10 months after collapse From cereal startups to fast-food chains, everyone wants to cash in on people eating breakfast at home McGruders late 3 helps Clippers edge Trail Blazers 122-117 © APARC Los Angeles Clippers' Rodney McGruder (19) celebrates with teammates after beating the Portland Trail Blazers in an NBA basketball Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP) LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Clippers coach Doc Rivers rested Kawhi Leonard and sat Paul George for the final five minutes following Los Angeles' plan to restrict playing time. They still pulled out a very big win over the Portland Trail Blazers when All-Star Damian Lillard missed...
    Trail Blazers superstar Damian Lillard stewed after being mocked by Clippers players Saturday afternoon in his team’s 122-117 loss to LA, and his postgame outburst to reporters led to a social media spat with Paul George. When Lillard missed a pair of free throws that would have given Portland a lead with 18.6 seconds remaining, the Clippers’ bench laughed at him in an over-the-top display meant to get under his skin. In his postgame news conference, Lillard said George and Patrick Beverley shouldn’t talk trash after being sent home by the Trail Blazers in the playoffs before. Lillard hit an iconic shot over George last season to advance past the Thunder in the first round of the playoffs. George,...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Rodney McGruder hit a 3-pointer with 26.5 seconds left, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Portland Trail Blazers 122-120 on Saturday even with Kawhi Leonard resting on the bench. Portland had a chance to ensure a play-in for the Western Conference's final playoff berth and eliminate Sacramento with a win. The Trail Blazers led much of the game, but the NBA's top-scoring team inside the bubble was outscored 12-5 in the final 96 seconds as Paul George also sat the final five minutes. George finished with 21 points. Landry Shamet scored 19, Reggie Jackson added 17, Marcus Morris Sr. 15, JaMychal Green 13 and Lou Williams 12. CJ McCollum led Portland with 29...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Rodney McGruder hit a 3-pointer with 26.5 seconds left, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Portland Trail Blazers 122-120 on Saturday even with Kawhi Leonard resting on the bench. Portland had a chance to ensure a play-in for the Western Conference’s final playoff berth and eliminate Sacramento with a win. The Trail Blazers led much of the game, but the NBA’s top-scoring team inside the bubble was outscored 12-5 in the final 96 seconds as Paul George also sat the final five minutes. George finished with 21 points. Landry Shamet scored 19, Reggie Jackson added 17, Marcus Morris Sr. 15, JaMychal Green 13 and Lou Williams 12. CJ McCollum led...
    Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images The “Inside the NBA” analyst has an interesting team making the NBA Finals inside the bubble The year of 2020 has proven that anything and everything can happen, especially in sports. The NHL has seen favorites in the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Edmonton Oilers eliminated in the Stanley Cup Qualifying Round. That means that hoops fans can potentially see heavily-favored teams bounced out of the NBA Playoffs once they commence. During the Friday slate of seeding games, “Inside the NBA” analyst Charles Barkley revealed which team he believes will represent the Western Conference in the NBA Finals. No, it’s not the Los Angeles Lakers or Clippers. Barkley’s picking the Portland Trail Blazers! Charles Barkley really...
    The San Antonio Spurs may be currently focused on earning the final playoff spot in the Western Conference, but when the 2019-20 NBA season is over, they would be needing to make a tough decision regarding their future in the league. If they finally decide to focus on the development of their young players and undergo a full-scale rebuild, there is a strong possibility that LaMarcus Aldridge would become available on the trading block this fall. Several title contenders who are in dire need of a frontcourt boost and additional star power are expected to express interest in acquiring Aldridge from the Spurs. One of the most intriguing landing spots for Aldridge in the 2020 offseason is the Portland Trail...
    Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic told reporters Sunday that his grandmother was doing better and was out of her coma as she battles the coronavirus in Bosnia. Nurkic told the media on Friday grim details of his grandmother’s battle, according to Oregon Live. He gave a more positive prognosis after his game Sunday against the Boston Celtics. He said he was encouraged by the news and would learn more Monday. He added that he didn't plan to leave the team. SPURS EDGE GRIZZLIES 108-106, MOVE INTO 9TH PLACE IN WEST “I know what I mean to this team and I came here to make the playoffs,” he said. Nurkic gave the initial update Friday, according to NBA.com. “The last...
    Jayson Tatum scored 34 points, Jaylen Brown added 30 and the Boston Celtics built a big early lead before holding on for a 128-124 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday. “That was a playoff-level energy that we had to play with at the end of the game,” Boston coach Brad Stevens said. “This is a great experience.” Tatum, who added a career-high eight assists, rebounded from a terrible performance in a loss to Milwaukee on Friday when he scored just five points on 2-of-18 shooting. “It’s just about making the right reads," Tatum said. “Seeing the double-teams. Making the right play. Jaylen was open and those were the right reads.” CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 34 points, Jaylen Brown added 30 and the Boston Celtics built a big lead early before holding on for a 128-124 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday. Tatum rebounded from a terrible performance in a loss to Milwaukee on Friday when he scored just five points on 2-of-18 shooting. Damian Lillard had 30 points and 16 assists for Portland. Jusuf Nurkic added 30 points in his second official game back after breaking his leg in March 2019. Boston led by as many as 24 in the second quarter, but Portland opened the fourth quarter with a 15-4 run, with three 3-pointers from Lillard and two from CJ McCollum, to...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 34 points, Jaylen Brown added 30 and the Boston Celtics built a big lead early before holding on for a 128-124 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday. Tatum rebounded from a terrible performance in a loss to Milwaukee on Friday when he scored just five points on 2-of-18 shooting. Damian Lillard had 30 points and 16 assists for Portland. Jusuf Nurkic added 30 points in his second official game back after breaking his leg in March 2019. Boston led by as many as 24 in the second quarter, but Portland opened the fourth quarter with a 15-4 run, with three 3-pointers from Lillard and two from CJ McCollum, to...
    Everything We Know About Christopher Melonis Law & Order Spinoff Martha Stewart Fast Facts Portland Trail Blazers vs. Boston Celtics, NBA Live Stream, Schedule, TV Channel, Start Time The Portland Trail Blazers have come back to the NBA restart healthy, rejuvenated, and fast.  Coming off an overtime win against the Memphis Grizzlies last game they will look to continue the fight for a playoff spot today as they take on the Boston Celtics in the bubble. © Provided by For The Win Kemba Walker was limited in playing time last game against the Bucks, where the Celtics suffered their third loss of their last four.  If the Celtics want to stop the slide, they will need more Kemba on...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA - JULY 31: Jaren Jackson Jr. #13 of the Memphis Grizzlies defends Jusuf Nurkic #27 of the Portland Trail Blazers during the second half at The Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on July 31, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) Jusuf Nurkic shared why he wants everyone to wear a mask. The Portland Trail Blazers are an entirely different team with Jusuf Nurkic on the floor. He scored 18 points Friday afternoon as the Trail Blazers picked up...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — CJ McCollum scored 33 points, teaming with Damian Lillard for 11 of Portland's 16 in overtime, and the Trail Blazers pulled out a desperately needed victory to resume their season by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 140-135 on Friday. Lillard finished with 29 points and nine assists as the Trail Blazers boosted their hopes for a seventh consecutive playoff appearance. Carmelo Anthony added 21 points as Portland moved within 2 1/2 games of the Grizzlies for the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference. McCollum started fast, scoring 19 points in the first half, and finished strong with two crucial 3-pointers in overtime. The first one to open the extra period gave Portland the lead...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — CJ McCollum scored 33 points, teaming with Damian Lillard for 11 of Portland’s 16 in overtime, and the Trail Blazers pulled out a desperately needed victory to resume their season by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 140-135 on Friday. Lillard finished with 29 points and nine assists as the Trail Blazers boosted their hopes for a seventh consecutive playoff appearance. Carmelo Anthony added 21 points as Portland moved within 2 1/2 games of the Grizzlies for the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference. McCollum started fast, scoring 19 points in the first half, and finished strong with two crucial 3-pointers in overtime. The first one to open the extra period gave Portland the lead...
    Portland protests: Homeland Security and Oregon reach deal to begin withdrawing federal agents from city Cheesecake Factory customer claims latex glove was found inside pasta order for her high-risk husband Why Lakers-Trail Blazers would make for a surprisingly intriguing playoff series This season, the Los Angeles Lakers hold a 17-2 record against the six teams competing in Orlando for the right to inevitably lose to them in the first round of the playoffs. It remains no secret that the basketball world yearns to see LeBron James and Zion Williamson square off in a ceremonious battle of the present versus the future this coming postseason. Guidelines weren’t explicitly put in place to ensure a Williamson versus James matchup, but it...
    Even though the Portland Trail Blazers are currently on the outside looking in, they have a great chance to make a run and find their way into the Western Conference playoffs. If the Trail Blazers are going to make any kind of a push toward the postseason, Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum will need to be on their 'A' game. Before the season was put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, Lillard was averaging a team-high 28.9 points, with 7.8 assists and 1.0 steals per game. McCollum was second on the team with 22.5 points per game. He also contributed 4.3 assists and 4.1 rebounds per contest. The 1-2 punch of this backcourt will ultimately decide if the Blazers...
    The late Rep. John Lewis remembered in his hometown 30 Cheap Costco Buys That Make the Membership Worth It Yahoo Sports NBA 2019-20 season restart team previews: Portland Trail Blazers The coronavirus pandemic halted the NBA season four months ago, the equivalent of an entire offseason. It is easy to forget where everyone left off, let alone what has changed since we last saw them play basketball. In order to get you up to speed before the July 30 season re-opening slate at Walt Disney World in Orlando, we will be reviewing and previewing each of the 22 teams scheduled to participate. [More NBA restart previews: Brooklyn Nets • Dallas Mavericks • Denver Nuggets • Houston Rockets • Indiana...
    In his recent article, Zach Buckley of Bleacher Report created a list of one offseason trade every NBA team should already be thinking about. For the Portland Trail Blazers, it should be the deal that would enable them to acquire All-Star power forward Kevin Love from the Cleveland Cavaliers. However, bringing Love to Portland comes with a price. As Chris Fedor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer noted, the Cavaliers are seeking “some combination of draft picks and young, ascending players” in any potential deal involving their best player. With his health issues and lucrative contract, most teams will be hesitant to pay Cleveland’s asking price. However, according to Buckley, the star-needy Trail Blazers could be “desperate enough” to “give up...
    If they suffer another huge disappointment in the 2019-20 NBA season, rumors surrounding Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, and their future with the Portland Trail Blazers are expected to heat up this fall. Instead of being stuck in mediocrity, the Trail Blazers could finally decide to break their explosive backcourt duo and undergo a major roster overhaul. In the potential deal involving their superstars, one of the most intriguing partners for Portland in the 2020 offseason is the Philadelphia 76ers. The Sixers also have a superstar duo in Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. However, like the Trail Blazers, they are also not considered as one of the favorites to win the NBA championship title this year. According to Zach Buckley of...
    Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images The Portland Trail Blazers amped up their non-existent fans before Thursday’s scrimmage. The Portland Trail Blazers came into Orlando on a mission to work their way into the Western Conference playoff picture, but that doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy themselves a little too. Thursday’s scrimmage against the Indiana Pacers marked the Blazers’ first official NBA action in months. Despite being the visiting team, and playing in an Orlando arena devoid of fans, no less, Portland ran onto the court with a flourish, amping up their invisible fans. You’ve gotta love Zach Collins, Gary Trent Jr. and the rest of the Blazers for this one. Blazers hyping up the crowd before the scrimmage
    Damian Lillard, #0, Portland Trail Blazers, (Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images) Portland Trail Blazers superstar Damian Lillard discussed the ongoing protests during an interview, Wednesday. “A few days ago, I was kind of just going through Twitter and I had a few people mention me and ask if I was aware of what was going on. I wasn’t until I saw a clip. I saw federal troops on the ground and people being picked up in unmarked vans and taken to undisclosed locations just because they feel like they need to get people off the streets.” This quote from Damian Lilliard’s media availability, Wednesday, sums up how tragic the riots have gotten in the city of Portland, Oregon. The Pacific...
    PORTLAND, OREGON - FEBRUARY 25: Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers reacts in the second quarter while injured during a game between the Portland Trail Blazers and Boston Celtics at Moda Center on February 25, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) Damian Lillard may have the best bubble setup yet. As NBA players begin to make the Orlando bubble their new home, we have seen a variety of things come down South to pass the time when these guys can rarely see anyone else. From...
    Skydiving incident kills recent high school graduate and her instructor, Georgia sheriff says America’s abandoned diners, restaurants and supermarkets Carmelo Anthony looks great after revamping his body during lockdown The Portland Trail Blazers are perhaps the biggest X-factor team in Orlando as the NBA prepares to resume its regular season later this month, as the season stoppage allowed two key Portland players to fully prepare for a return. © Provided by For The Win Big man Jusuf Nurkic, who suffered devastating leg fractures in March of 2019, was set to return this March and is expected to be a starter after an extended rehab period. The Blazers will also be welcoming back Zach Collins, who has been out since...
    Jay Williams had a short-lived career in the NBA. But the 38-year-old is a television analyst now and he has made a bold prediction about the NBA playoffs. Williams thinks the Portland Trail Blazers can manage to upset the Los Angeles Lakers if they somehow secure the #8 seed upon the completion of the revised regular-season.  “The Portland Trail Blazers….they might have a chance to beat the Lakers,” Williams said, in a recent broadcast of ESPN’s First Take. Now, why does Willaims make this striking prediction that the Lakers might exit the playoffs as early as the first round? Is it due to the extraordinary talent that Damian Lillard brings on to the court? We have already seen Lillard dominating...
    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - APRIL 21: Damian Lillard #0 talks with CJ McCollum #3 of the Portland Trail Blazers during a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder during Round One Game Three of the 2019 NBA Playoffs on April 21, 2019 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. The Trail Blazers defeated the Thunder 111-98. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) If you ask LaVar Ball a question, he’ll answer it and it will likely hit the blogs. Such is the case here where Ball spoke with Kazeem...
    Portland Trail Blazers forward Trevor Ariza won’t be joining his team when NBA action resumes. The NBA is set to resume games at the end of July at Disney in Orlando after shutting everything down in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) However, Ariza won’t be with his teammates. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the NBA veteran has committed “to a one-month visitation window with his young son.” Wojnarowski added that Ariza is currently in a custody battle over his son, and he chose “those parenting responsibilities over competing in restart.” Portland Trail Blazers forward Trevor Ariza is opting-out of participation in the NBA’s Orlando restart of the season,...
    Harry Glickman, the founder of the Portland Trail Blazers and general manager of the franchise's only NBA title-winning team in 1977, died Wednesday. He was 96. The team announced Glickman's death; no cause was given. In their tweet, the Trail Blazers described Glickman as: “The father of professional sports in Oregon, a true Trail Blazer." CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Portland was granted an expansion franchise in 1970. Glickman was part of the original ownership team, along with Herman Sarkowsky, Larry Weinberg and Robert Schmertz, that paid the league's $3.7 million expansion fee, according to the team's website. Glickman was one of the shareholders who sold the club to Paul Allen in 1988. Glickman held a number...
    PORTLAND, Ore. — Harry Glickman, the founder of the Portland Trail Blazers and general manager of the franchise’s only NBA title-winning team in 1977, died Wednesday. He was 96. The team announced Glickman’s death; no cause was given. In their tweet, the Trail Blazers described Glickman as: “The father of professional sports in Oregon, a true Trail Blazer.” Portland was granted an expansion franchise in 1970. Glickman was part of the original ownership team, along with Herman Sarkowsky, Larry Weinberg and Robert Schmertz, that paid the league’s $3.7 million expansion fee, according to the team’s website. Glickman was one of the shareholders who sold the club to Paul Allen in 1988. Glickman held a number of positions with the team,...