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Mar 28, 2017
numberFire
Damian Lillard has huge upside in a great matchup tonight against the Nuggets. Which other high-priced NBA players should be on your radar for Tuesday's DFS contests?
Mar 27, 2017
numberFire
Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard posted 22 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals in Sunday's 97-81 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. What It Means: Portland has gone 11-3 in March as they compete with the Nuggets for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Blazers rank one spot ahead of the Nuggets in our nERD power rankings, and we project the Blazers for a 68.0 percent chance of locking up a playoff spot. Source: Rotoworld.com
Mar 26, 2017
Rotoworld
Damian Lillard made 8-of-13 from the field for 21 points with six points, eight rebounds, three steals and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Wolves on Saturday.
Trail Blazers cruise past Nuggets, get 'keys to the car' in drive for playoff spot

Trail Blazers cruise past Nuggets, get 'keys to the car' in drive for playoff spot

"To say you're in the driver's seat means you control your own destiny," Lillard said on Tuesday night, after finishing with 19 points, six rebounds and seven assists in a performance that was completely overshadowed by monster games from Nurkic (33 points, 16 rebounds) and McCollum (39 points).
Boston Herald Mar 29, 2017
Blazers beat Nuggets to take 1-game lead for 8th seed

Blazers beat Nuggets to take 1-game lead for 8th seed

PORTLAND, Ore. — Jusuf Nurkic had a career-high 33 points with 16 rebounds against his former team, CJ McCollum had 39 points and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Denver Nuggets 122-113 on Tuesday night to take hold of the eighth seed in the Western Conference.Portland leads Denver by a game for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Blazers also clinched the season-series tiebreaker with the Nuggets, giving them an upper hand with eight games to play.Jameer Nelson led Denver with 23 points.The Blazers got Nurkic involved early against his former team. On Portland's first...
Sun Herald Mar 29, 2017

Blazers beat Nuggets to take 1-game lead for 8th seed

Jusuf Nurkic had a career-high 32 points with 16 rebounds against his former team, CJ McCollum had 39 points and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Denver Nuggets 122-113 on …
numberFire Mar 28, 2017
3 NBA FanDuel Studs to Target on 3/28/17

3 NBA FanDuel Studs to Target on 3/28/17

Damian Lillard has huge upside in a great matchup tonight against the Nuggets. Which other high-priced NBA players should be on your radar for Tuesday's DFS contests?
Denver Stiffs Mar 28, 2017
The biggest Denver Nuggets game in years

The biggest Denver Nuggets game in years

Locked On Nuggets podcast In this episode of the Locked On Nuggets podcast, I preview the biggest Denver Nuggets game in years. The Nuggets are in Portland to take on Jusuf Nurkic and the Portland Trail Blazers and the stakes couldn’t be higher. Win, and you’ve got the inside track on the 8th seed in the playoffs. Lose, and you’re almost certainly out. I go over all of the key matchups including Nikola Jokic and Jusuf Nurkic, Gary Harris and Damian Lillard, Danilo Gallinari and Moe Harkless, and much more. There are interesting matchups all around the court. There are also some...
numberFire Mar 27, 2017
The 13 Best NBA Performances from Last Week: Damian Lillard Delivers

The 13 Best NBA Performances from Last Week: Damian Lillard Delivers

In a week that included a 70-point game, which players rose to the top?
Blazersedge Mar 27, 2017
Lillard and Blazers Blow By Lakers, Clinch Tiebreaker with Denver

Lillard and Blazers Blow By Lakers, Clinch Tiebreaker with Denver

A 37-point third quarter eruption blasted the Blazers past the Lakers tonight at the Staples Center. The Portland Trail Blazers out-uglied the Los Angeles Lakers tonight on their way to a 97-81 victory. After a disjointed first half that saw the teams combine to score only 72 points, the Blazers exploded for 37 in the third quarter to pull away from the Lakers. Damian Lillard led the charge for Portland by scoring 14 of his game high 22 points in the third quarter, and knocking down three 3-pointers. Lillard also added 7 rebounds and 5 assists on the night, as the Blazers cruised to their...
numberFire Mar 27, 2017

Damian Lillard has a strong game as Portland ties Denver for the number-eight seed in the West

Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard posted 22 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals in Sunday's 97-81 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. What It Means: Portland has gone 11-3 in March as they compete with the Nuggets for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Blazers rank one spot ahead of the Nuggets in our nERD power rankings, and we project the Blazers for a 68.0 percent chance of locking up a playoff spot. Source: Rotoworld.com
Boston Herald Mar 27, 2017
Blazers beat Lakers 97-81, tie Denver for final spot in West

Blazers beat Lakers 97-81, tie Denver for final spot in West

LOS ANGELES — As their surprising turnaround rolls on, the Portland Trail Blazers are now tied for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.Damian Lillard scored 22 points and Portland beat the Los Angeles Lakers 97-81 on Sunday night to pull even with Denver for eighth place in the West. Both the Blazers and Nuggets are 35-38 with nine games left in the season — and they play each other Tuesday night in Portland.We wanted to get to this point since the All-Star break, Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts said. We put ourselves in a good position, but our hardest work is ahead of...
Sun Herald Mar 27, 2017

Blazers beat Lakers 97-81, tie Denver for final spot in West

Damian Lillard scored 22 points and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Los Angeles Lakers 97-81 on Sunday night to pull even with Denver in the race for the final …
FOX Sports Mar 27, 2017
Blazers beat Lakers 97-81, tie Denver for final spot in West (Mar 26, 2017)

Blazers beat Lakers 97-81, tie Denver for final spot in West (Mar 26, 2017)

LOS ANGELES (AP) Damian Lillard scored 22 points and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Los Angeles Lakers 97-81 on Sunday night to pull even with Denver in the race for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

Trail Blazers beat Lakers, assume 'driver's seat' in playoff race

LOS ANGELES It took 51 days, but the Trail Blazers have finally regained possession of a playoff position.Behind 22 points from Damian Lillard and
Rip City Project Mar 26, 2017

A Toast to 1,000 Three-Pointers: Damian Lillard’s Top 10 Threes Ever

Recently, franchise-record holding point guard Damian Lillard eclipsed the 1,000 made three mark as a Blazer—the first ever to do so. We take a look back at some of his best three-pointers to date. Against the Miami Heat last week, Damian Lillard brought his own flame. The point guard dropped 49 points including nine three-pointers, […] A Toast to 1,000 Three-Pointers: Damian Lillard’s Top 10 Threes Ever - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazersedge Mar 26, 2017
Blazer’s Edge Roundup: March 19–25

Blazer’s Edge Roundup: March 19–25

Damian Lillard wins Player of the Week, Jusuf Nurkic stays hot, and the Blazers go 3-1. Success! Last week we hoped the Portland Trail Blazers (34-38) could make up some ground on the Denver Nuggets (35-37) for the last spot in the Western Conference playoffs. Instead, the Blazers mostly kept pace with the Nuggets, finishing the week with a 3-1 record to Denver’s 2-1 record and remaining one game back heading into Sunday’s matchup with the Los Angeles Lakers. ICYMI, here’s a quick roundup of the week’s coverage from Blazer’s Edge. To Tank or Not to Tank? There was some discussion...
numberFire Mar 26, 2017

Blazers' Damian Lillard snaps streak of 30 point games

Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard made 8-of-13 from the field for 21 points with six points, eight rebounds, three steals and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday. What It Means: The garbage time could've been the main reason why his three-game streak of scoring at least 30 has been snapped. Lillard does have a great efficiency streak with at least a 54.0 True Shooting Percentage in nine straight games, totaling a pristine 68.3 in that span, to go with a 35.2 usage rate. Lillard posted a 30.28 nERD last night, per...

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