2:40 AM EST, Sat November 28, 2015

Mason Plumlee's strong play, Thanksgiving roundup and more: Rip City Report podcast

This week, Joe and Casey talk Mason Plumlee's strong play, Damian Lillard's improvement as a point guard and much more.

Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard evolving into one of NBA's best facilitators

The Blazers' All-Star point guard is averaging a career-high 7.2 assists and is one of just two players to rank among the top 10 in scoring and assists.
Blazersedge Nov 26, 2015

Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum See Their Moms Every Day

Not everyone gets off from a full day of work, kicks their feet up, and breaks down game film with their mother Portland Trail Blazers starters Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum both live with their moms. Casey Holdahl of the Blazers' Forward Center writes that it's not as weird as it sounds: Both Lillard and McCollum have found that having mom around, and in Lillard’s case, most of his immediate family, doesn’t cramp one’s style as much as you might assume. "My brother went to school away from home, I went to school away from home, so now that we all live in Portland, in the same...
Blazersedge Nov 25, 2015

Damian Lillard Progressing As A Facilitator

Lilard's game is evolving as the Trail Blazers' offense necessitates. Joe Freeman of The Oregonian outlines how Lillard is becoming one of the NBA's best facilitators. Damian Lillard recorded a career-high 13 assists in Tuesday’s93-88 loss to the Chicago Bulls. That total brings him up to an average of 7.2 assists per game so far this season, which is also a career-high for the fourth-year guard. As the Blazers continue to develop chemistry on the court, we can expect Lillard’s skills as a distributor to be on full display.Joe Freeman of The Oregonian offers some perspective on...
Mavs Moneyball Nov 25, 2015

The Mavs take on the Spurs' top-ranked defense

The Mavs face their old foes in San Antonio. What did San Antonio do over the summer? They really didn't do much. The only thing they actively pursued it seemed was re-signing Danny Green. Other than that they lucked into LaMarcus Aldridge. The Dallas native basically fell in their lap after the Blazers decided to rebuild around Damian Lillard. I mean, can there be rules against the Spurs landing quality players? It's not like they're even a cool team. Until I looked at his numbers while writing this it's like Aldridge ceased to exist. But I guess he went there to play "team" basketball or...
Blazersedge Nov 25, 2015

Blazers vs. Bulls Final Score: 93-88; Portland Out Of Sync In Loss To Chicago

The Blazers hung with the Bulls in a wire-to-wire defensive slugfest, but couldn't find its stroke in the final minutes to get over the top. The Portland Trail Blazers returned to the Moda Center Tuesday carrying a two-game win streak to host the Chicago Bulls. It would be only the third career contest between All-Star point guards Damian Lillard and Derrick Rose - Lillard, who has in the past drawn comparisons to to the former MVP and has cited his game as an influence, typically rises to the occasion when facing high-caliber opponents, so there would be much intrigue into the...
Blazersedge Nov 24, 2015

Blazers' Offensive And Defensive Strengths Analyzed

This new Portland team has now spent enough time on the court to be properly analyzed. What are the Blazers' biggest strengths and weaknesses? Almost a month into the season that has produced mixed results for the Blazers so far,Andrew Cutler of BBallBreakDown.com offers his analysis on the young squad, particularly breaking down Portland's offensive and defensive strengths and weaknesses. Cutler points to the high-scoring back court duo of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum as having a positive and negative impact on both ends of the court, as the pair leads an offense that ranks in the...
Blazersedge Nov 23, 2015

Damian Lillard Post-Game Interview, Los Angeles Lakers

Lillard left the Lakers in the dust with a game-high 30 points and a career-high 13 assists on Sunday night. After a stretch of late-game meltdowns, the Portland Trail Blazers appear to be rounding into form. Point guard Damian Lillard discusses how he has found success in the past two games, and how the team is growing from its experience. Videos via CSNNW: Your browser does not support iframes. [D'Angelo Russell] is a solid player. Obviously, being a rookie, it’s a little bit different. You know, it’s early in the season, you’re finding your way and that’s the process that he...

Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard dishes career-high 13 assists, carves up Lakers in 107-93 win

Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard continued his tradition of carving up the Laker defense on Sunday to the tune of 30 points, five rebounds and a career-high 13 assists.
Silver Screen and Roll Nov 23, 2015

The Lakers' defense is atrocious with Brandon Bass on the floor; film, notes and more

The horrible Lakers' defense is even worse when Brandon Bass is on the floor, but that's not entirely his fault. The Los Angeles Lakers couldn't contain the Portland Trail Blazers, allowing a career-high assist night from Damian Lillard while giving up open looks all over the floor. That's been an issue all season, but their strategy took a very apparent turn it shouldn't have Sunday night. The Lakers tried to double the pick-and-roll ball-handler several times against Portland, but without forcing turnovers it exposed too many weaknesses within their defense. L.A. doesn't have the...
Blazersedge Nov 23, 2015

Basketball and Institution Building in Mozambique

Willy Raedy takes Blazer's Edge readers halfway around the world to Mozambique and discovers how a love for basketball is universal when he joins a game between two local teams. "Wait, so do you know Damian Lillard?" I had been waiting to ask that question for what felt like hours. We were standing on the side of the basketball court in between games chit chatting. I was visiting my friend Jesse, a Peace Corps volunteer in Mozambique, who had brought me to this small island town off the coast. Essentially a tropical paradise, Ilha do Mocambique not only has white sand beaches, world class...
Blazersedge Nov 23, 2015

Video: Highlights of Damian Lillard Dominating the Los Angeles Lakers

Once again, Damian Lillard reminded Los Angeles fans of what he can do on the court. In what is becoming a yearly tradition, Damian Lillard flew to Los Angeles and ripped any hope of victory out of the hands of the Lakers Sunday night. The Portland Trail Blazers won, 107-93, and Lillard set his career-high in assists. Read the details in our instant recap and extended analysis. Check out all the highlights, nifty passes, and back-breaking points.
Silver Screen and Roll Nov 23, 2015

The Credits: "Catch Me If You Can" - Lakers Links

Starring Damian Lillard, who was too much for the Lakers on Sunday night, as he put up a career high 13 assists and the Lakers fell to the Blazers for their 3rd loss in a row. Lakers News Lakers Can't Catch Lillard, Blazers | Los Angeles Lakers Game Recap: Damian Lillard Dominates As Lakers Drop Third Straight Game - LakersNation.com Lillard, McCollum lead Blazers past Lakers, 107-93 Lillard, Trail Blazers coast by Lakers - ESPN Lillard on success against Lakers: 'It might be the color of the floor here' | FOX Sports It's same old deal for Lakers in loss to Trail Blazers - LA Times Five...
Rip City Project Nov 23, 2015

Report Card for Portland’s 107-93 Win over LAL

A report card for the top 6 contributors in the Trail Blazers 107-93 blow out win over the Lakers. Starters Damian Lillard: 30 points/13 assists/6 rebounds If last night’s game was a Thanksgiving dinner, Damian Lillard was the stuffing. Not only did he have one of his best scoring outputs of the year (the best […] Report Card for Portland’s 107-93 Win over LAL - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Trail Blazers run past Los Angeles Lakers, 107-93: Game rewind

The pesky Lakers (2-11) hung around for most of three quarters and made a charge midway through the fourth quarter, but the Blazers (6-9), powered by a big night from point guard Damian Lillard, put the game away down the stretch.

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