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ClutchPoints 4 hours ago
Blazers star Damian Lillard gets candid on carrying team without CJ McCollum, Jusuf Nurkic

Blazers star Damian Lillard gets candid on carrying team without CJ McCollum, Jusuf Nurkic

Whenever an important player gets injured for a team, their mentality usually shifts to “next man up,” and believing that other teammates can step up in their absence. That’s exactly what Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard has done this season. Big man Jusuf Nurkic has missed time due to a broken wrist, while guard […] The post Blazers star Damian Lillard gets candid on carrying team without CJ McCollum, Jusuf Nurkic appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge 14 hours ago
Five Takeaways From Portland’s Loss to the Nuggets

Five Takeaways From Portland’s Loss to the Nuggets

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports While Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray proved to be too much too handle, there were still some positives for the Blazers in a 111-106 loss. The Portland Trail Blazers saw their losing streak hit three games on Thursday night, falling 111-106 to the host Denver Nuggets. The Blazers overcame an early double-digit deficit to force a close game in the second half, but couldn’t overcome late heroics from Jamal Murray and a dominant performance from Nikola Jokic, who finished the night with 41 points, five rebounds and five assists. Damian Lillard...
Blazer's Edge 18 hours ago
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Denver Nuggets Game Day Thread

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Denver Nuggets Game Day Thread

Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via The Blazers hope to secure a win tonight on the second night of a travel back-to-back. The Portland Trail Blazers leave their loss to the Phoenix Suns behind and head to Denver to take on the Nuggets. It’s a short road trip but it’s a tough one for the Blazers who are still trying to keep their heads above water with so many injuries to key players. But in true Damian Lillard-era Trail Blazers fashion, after a loss like the one in Phoenix, the team may come out and play quite a game tonight. At least, that’s what we are hoping...
Blazer's Edge 20 hours ago
Damian Lillard Makes All-Star Game

Damian Lillard Makes All-Star Game

Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via After contentiously missing out as an All Star starter, Damian Lillard is headed to Atlanta as a reserve. Unsurprisingly, Damian Lillard has been selected as a reserve for next month’s All-Star game in Atlanta, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. The Portland Trail Blazers guard controversially missed out on a starting role for the March 7th exhibition game behind Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic, despite garnering a higher vote from players and the media. Doncic won the Western Conference starting role due to the fan...
Blazer's Edge 21 hours ago
Visualizing the Trail Blazers’ season

Visualizing the Trail Blazers’ season

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports What do the Blazers look like so far? Despite losing CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic for several weeks, Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers have kept winning games. Portland currently has a record of 18-12, good enough for No. 5 in the Western Conference so far. Let’s take a look at four visuals that illuminate the team’s strengths and weaknesses. Damian Lillard is the entire offense This chart comes as no surprise — Lillard is practically the entire offense for the Blazers. Dame is directly involved in the outcome of...
Blazer's Edge 23 hours ago
Spears Recalls Incredible Lillard Pre-Draft Workout

Spears Recalls Incredible Lillard Pre-Draft Workout

Photo by Abbie Parr/ The ESPN reporter tells the story of a Damian Lillard pre-draft workout that blew his mind. The NBA universe is intimately aware of the phenomenon that is the Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard. But nine years ago, ESPN’s Marc Spears got a sneak preview into the physical and psychological skills the Blazers point guard was ready to unleash, during a pre-draft workout. He tells the story on the Hoop Collective podcast. “I remember seeing him at Merritt College, which you guys have probably never heard of, in Oakland when he worked out,...
Blazer's Edge Feb 22, 2021
8 Thoughts from the Blazers’ Blowout Loss to the Suns

8 Thoughts from the Blazers’ Blowout Loss to the Suns

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports Portland got torched by the Suns, but how the game unfolded was as interesting as the final score. In a game that had one fan saying quietly to himself “Mondays, am I right?” while chuckling (It’s me, I’m the one fan), the Portland Trail Blazers fell to the Phoenix Suns 132-100. Damian Lillard had 24 points but had an overall off shooting night, making only one of seven threes. Nassir Little was the second highest scorer for Portland with 18 points all in the fourth. Devin Booker led all scorers with 34 points in three...
Blazer's Edge Feb 22, 2021
Recap: Suns Fry Blazers 132-100

Recap: Suns Fry Blazers 132-100

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports Portland left their sunscreen back home and they got burnt on the road by a driven Phoenix squad. The Portland Trail Blazers got waxed by a hungrier and currently more equipped Phoenix Suns squad tonight, getting blown out on the road 132-100 in a game they will probably try to put behind them as fast as possible. At least we get McNuggets. First Quarter Neither team was bashful in getting its stars going early. Most of the first period could be aptly summarized as “Damian Lillard v. Devin Booker.” Both had it going from the tip....
ClutchPoints Feb 22, 2021
Blazers star Damian Lillard gets MVP vote from surprising person

Blazers star Damian Lillard gets MVP vote from surprising person

With the Portland Trail Blazers set to take on the Phoenix Suns on Monday night, Blazers superstar Damian Lillard just got the MVP nod from none other than Phoenix head coach Monty Williams. Williams heaped praise on Lillard, while also explaining why he believes the Portland point guard is playing at an MVP level right […] The post Blazers star Damian Lillard gets MVP vote from surprising person appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Feb 22, 2021
Blazers’ Damian Lillard reveals his passion off the court after winning Western Conference player of the week

Blazers’ Damian Lillard reveals his passion off the court after winning Western Conference player of the week

Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard is never afraid to engage in verbal sparring with his Twitter followers. It is fitting, really, given his favorite sport aside from basketball. Damian Lillard, recently named the Western Conference Player of the Week, revealed to ESPN’s Eric Woodyard he loves to watch boxing. “Hoop is the love […] The post Blazers’ Damian Lillard reveals his passion off the court after winning Western Conference player of the week appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge Feb 22, 2021
Damian Lillard Named Western Conference Player of the Week

Damian Lillard Named Western Conference Player of the Week

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports The nod comes after a particular hot streak for the Portland Trail Blazers. Damian Lillard, the Portland Trail Blazers’ star point guard, has been named the Western Conference Player of the Week. He earnes the honor alongside Eastern Conference Player of the Week, James Harden. The news comes after a run of excellent play by Lillard, leading the Trail Blazers to a six-game winning streak before it was snapped by the Washington Wizards. Brooklyn's James Harden and Portland's Damian Lillard have just been named Eastern and Western...
Blazer's Edge Feb 22, 2021
Blazers Continue to Rise in Latest Power Rankings

Blazers Continue to Rise in Latest Power Rankings

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Following a 2-1 week, the Trail Blazers moved up in the rankings. The Trail Blazers secured two victories and suffered just one loss during last week’s action. That run of success combined with Damian Lillard’s stellar production to fuel another positive move for Portland in the latest round of power rankings. ESPN’s latest list moved the Blazers up one spot to No. 8. ESPN contributor Royce Young highlighted Lillard’s efficiency numbers in the segment devoted to Portland. “Dame Time” doesn’t have an actual statistical...
Blazer's Edge Feb 22, 2021
Lillard, McCollum Question Timberwolves’ Coaching Hire

Lillard, McCollum Question Timberwolves’ Coaching Hire

Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum questioned the Timberwolves’ decision to hire Chris Finch over former Trail Blazers assistant coach David Vanterpool. The Minnesota Timberwolves have dismissed head coach Ryan Saunders and hired Raptors assistant Chris Finch as his replacement. Both ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and The Athletic’s Shams Charania delivered news on the subject during a flurry of updates Sunday evening. The Wolves’ decision to hire Finch captured the attention of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum. Fueled by their close...
ClutchPoints Feb 22, 2021
Damian Lillard, Blazers absolutely rip Timberwolves over coaching hire

Damian Lillard, Blazers absolutely rip Timberwolves over coaching hire

After firing Ryan Saunders as their head coach, the Minnesota Timberwolves are reportedly hiring Toronto Raptors assistant Chris Finch as his replacement. While seemingly routine news, Damian Lillard and his Portland Trail Blazers teammates ripped the Minnesota organization for its decision to look elsewhere rather than promote current assistant coach David Vanterpool. Via Twitter, Lillard […] The post Damian Lillard, Blazers absolutely rip Timberwolves over coaching hire appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Feb 21, 2021
Wizards’ Russell Westbrook shows massive respect to Blazers’ Damian Lillard amid rumored beef

Wizards’ Russell Westbrook shows massive respect to Blazers’ Damian Lillard amid rumored beef

There are rumors swirling that Russell Westbrook and Damian Lillard have a heated beef not just on the court but off the court as well. But after the duel between the Washington Wizards and the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday, Westbrook showed massive respect to Damian Lillard in response to how he defended the star […] The post Wizards’ Russell Westbrook shows massive respect to Blazers’ Damian Lillard amid rumored beef appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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