8:23 PM EDT, Thu April 25, 2019
Blazer's Edge 2 hours ago
Lillard Nominated for 2018-19 Community Assist Award

Lillard Nominated for 2018-19 Community Assist Award

Lillard previously won the monthly version of the award for his work in November. Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard has been nominated for the 2018-19 NBA Cares Community Assist Award, it was announced on Wednesday. Lillard is up for the season-long version of the award; he previously won the monthly version of the award for his work in November with his RESPECT program. From the NBA Cares release: Damian Lillard is an advocate for driving generational change for high-need, Portland high school students. Seven years after Damian launched the RESPECT program at Parkrose and...
Blazer's Edge 3 hours ago
Championships Aren’t the Only Thing for Blazers Fans

Championships Aren’t the Only Thing for Blazers Fans

The joy found in moments like Damian Lillard’s series winning shot are what sports are all about. NBA fans and analysts often advance that only one thing matters for an NBA team: winning a championship. If a team isn’t one of the few that have a legitimate shot at winning the title, then they are better off tanking or planning for the future. There’s no value in being “pretty good” or just making the playoffs; it has to be championship or bust. This philosophy is misguided. Yes, winning a title should be the goal of every organization. But only one team can do that each year....
ClutchPoints 4 hours ago
Blazers’ Damian Lillard fires back again at Thunder star Paul George

Blazers’ Damian Lillard fires back again at Thunder star Paul George

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard isn’t done clapping back at Oklahoma City Thunder star Paul George, who called his series-clinching buzzer-beater in Game 5 “a bad shot.” In his interview with Pull Up podcast hosts CJ McCollum and Jordan Schultz, Lillard called George a poor sport, adding that if there was anything bad during […] The post Blazers’ Damian Lillard fires back again at Thunder star Paul George appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge 4 hours ago
Watch: ESPN Hosts Rave About Lillard and the Blazers

Watch: ESPN Hosts Rave About Lillard and the Blazers

On ESPN’s daytime programming, there was nothing but love for the team from the Rose City. After a wild Tuesday night, the Portland Trail Blazers received plenty of love from mainstream media Wednesday. Let’s focus on ESPN, who gave Damian Lillard and the Blazers the headlining spot on all of their daily shows. “I can see them possibly getting to the Conference Finals.” On The Jump, Rachel Nichols discussed Portland’s success with the co-hosts and recapped all of the other buzzer-beating shots to end a series (though it turns out they missed a couple, as did multiple ESPN shows)....
Blazer's Edge 4 hours ago
Leonard Picks Lillard’s 2019 Buzzer-Beater over 2014 Shot

Leonard Picks Lillard’s 2019 Buzzer-Beater over 2014 Shot

In the afterglow of yet another Lillard playoff walk-off three, Leonard discussed which was the more iconic shot. Only two current Portland Trail Blazers players were with the team when Damian Lillard sent the Houston Rockets home with a buzzer-beater in the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs: CJ McCollum and Meyers Leonard. Moments after Tuesday’s game and another Lillard series-winner, Portland’s newest center Enes Kanter asked Leonard which of the two shots was more superior. Leonard, who was drafted only five spots after Lillard in 2012, instantly came back with (h/t to Bleacher...
Welcome to Loud City 5 hours ago
OKC descends into the abyss, but what comes next?

OKC descends into the abyss, but what comes next?

The Thunder once again fell radically short, and now the WTLC team ponders what happens next. The Thunder’s season is done, terminated at the hands of Damian Lillard in one of the more cold-blooded ways you could imagine. The WTLC team takes stock of a season that once again fell radically short of expectations and looks ahead for what comes next. *** 1. What’s your emotional state about this Thunder team right now? Nile McNair: Emotionally, I feel as if the Thunder are stuck. I know the teams need shooters to allow PG and Russ to operate more freely, but I don’t know how Presti can...
ClutchPoints 5 hours ago
Russell Westbrook ducks response to question about duel with Damian Lillard

Russell Westbrook ducks response to question about duel with Damian Lillard

Russell Westbrook was posed with a question about his series-long duel with Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard after the latter capped a 4-1 first-round win with a game-winning 37-footer and a 50-point performance to boot, putting the Oklahoma City Thunder away in five games: “It doesn’t change much, man, honestly. If you want […] The post Russell Westbrook ducks response to question about duel with Damian Lillard appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge 8 hours ago
Key Takeaways From the Nuggets-Spurs Series

Key Takeaways From the Nuggets-Spurs Series

The Blazers will face either the Denver Nuggets or San Antonio Spurs in the second round of the playoffs. Here are a few things to keep an eye on. The Portland Trail Blazers officially advanced to the second round of the Western Conference Playoffs yesterday with Damian Lillard’s astounding series-winning three. The celebrations probably lasted through the night, but now, the Blazers’ attention will turn towards the next round, where they will face either the Denver Nuggets or the San Antonio Spurs. The Nuggets, the 2 seed, own a 3-2 advantage over the Spurs, who looked like they...
ClutchPoints 8 hours ago
Rumor: Russell Westbrook’s faith in Billy Donovan has waned

Rumor: Russell Westbrook’s faith in Billy Donovan has waned

The Oklahoma City Thunder ended their season in disappointment yet again on Tuesday night, as they suffered a Game 5 defeat at the hands of Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers. Barely a couple of days into the conclusion of another rather forgettable year, and already the whispers pertaining to the potential firing of […] The post Rumor: Russell Westbrook’s faith in Billy Donovan has waned appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge 8 hours ago
Buy a Lillard T-Shirt, Help Blazer’s Edge

Buy a Lillard T-Shirt, Help Blazer’s Edge

New Damian Lillard ideas are coming out by the day. With Damian Lillard’s buzzer-beater fresh in everyone’s mind, the Portland Trail Blazers are now the hottest story in the NBA. Cruising through the NBA Playoffs in style makes people pay attention and whets the appetite for...t-shirts. If you’re thinking of getting a Blazers t-shirt, the network works with a particular company whose designers often ask our opinion on Trail Blazers shirts. They’ve been selling in the Moda Center recently as the Trail Blazers themselves have been pushing them. We don’t market them as much as we...
ClutchPoints 9 hours ago
J.J. Redick could be a perfect quick fix for the Thunder’s shooting struggles in free agency

J.J. Redick could be a perfect quick fix for the Thunder’s shooting struggles in free agency

This is Damian Lillard’s fault. The Portland Trail Blazers made quick work of the Oklahoma City Thunder in their first-round playoff matchup with a 4-1 series win. Lillard dominated his point guard counterpart Russell Westbrook and closed out the series in Game 5 with a 50-point outing which included the game-winning, series-clinching 3-point shot at […] The post J.J. Redick could be a perfect quick fix for the Thunder’s shooting struggles in free agency appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints 12 hours ago
The Thunder should think about trading Russell Westbrook

The Thunder should think about trading Russell Westbrook

The mere concept of trading Russell Westbrook might be too fraught for the Oklahoma City Thunder to fathom. No player in the league, with the ever notable exception of Damian Lillard, is more synonymous with his team than the Thunder’s superstar point guard. He was a reckless rookie for the Thunder’s 3-29 start during their […] The post The Thunder should think about trading Russell Westbrook appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Thunderous Intentions 13 hours ago

OKC Thunder: ‘The shot’ and the shade, Westbrook could learn from Lillard

OKC Thunder star Russell Westbrook made no bones about his rivalry with Blazers star Damian Lillard. In the end, Dame got the last laugh both on and off the court. In retrospect, I wonder if OKC Thunder stars Russell Westbrook and Paul George regret their decisions to egg on the Blazers throughout Game 3 and […] OKC Thunder: ‘The shot’ and the shade, Westbrook could learn from Lillard - Thunderous Intentions - Thunderous Intentions - An Oklahoma City Thunder Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
ClutchPoints 18 hours ago
Skip Bayless boldly claims Blazers’ Damian Lillard is better than Thunder’s Russell Westbrook

Skip Bayless boldly claims Blazers’ Damian Lillard is better than Thunder’s Russell Westbrook

Portland Trail Blazers Damian Lillard has gained a new fan in Skip Bayless. Bayless boldly proclaimed Lillard is a better all-around player than Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook during the April 24 episode of FOX’s “Skip and Shannon: Undisputed.”  All Damian Lillard did last night was prove once again, maybe once and for […] The post Skip Bayless boldly claims Blazers’ Damian Lillard is better than Thunder’s Russell Westbrook appeared first on ClutchPoints.
www.columbian.com 18 hours ago
Collins on Blazers’ game-winner: ‘That’s Dame’

Collins on Blazers’ game-winner: ‘That’s Dame’

PORTLAND — If Damian Lillard’s series-clinching walkoff 3-pointer against the Thunder looked vaguely familiar, it’s because he’s done it before.

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Trail Blazers Player News

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    Damian Lillard

    Raymond Felton says criticism Russell Westbrook gets is ‘stupid’

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    CJ McCollum

    Leonard Picks Lillard’s 2019 Buzzer-Beater over 2014 Shot

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    Enes Kanter

    OKC Thunder: Enes Kanter and Marcus Morris toss shade at Billy Donovan

  • 1

    Jusuf Nurkic

    Jusuf Nurkic’s appearance a huge boost for Blazers in Game 5

  • 1

    Al-Farouq Aminu

    Dallas Mavericks: Al-Farouq Aminu should be a potential free agent target

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    Meyers Leonard

    Leonard Picks Lillard’s 2019 Buzzer-Beater over 2014 Shot

  • Evan Turner

    Blazers’ Evan Turner says Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum have ‘won the matchup of star players’ vs. Thunder

  • Seth Curry

    Who Can the Portland Trail Blazers Afford to Re-sign?

  • Rodney Hood

    Portland Trail Blazers: Rodney Hood Wants to Stay in Portland

  • Moe Harkless

    Blazers’ Moe Harkless says Thunder tend to get carried away with trash talking