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Blazersedge Oct 20, 2017
All Your Trail Blazers Questions Answered in Haiku

All Your Trail Blazers Questions Answered in Haiku

Lessons from Phoenix, Nurkic’s contract, Meyers Leonard’s future...we tackle everything in 17 syllable chunks. The Portland Trail Blazers‘ record-setting win against the Phoenix Suns in their opening game of the 2017-18 NBA season has everybody in the Rose City in a good mood. The defense improved. Damian Lillard scored a ton. Jusuf Nurkic wrecked the court. Portland survived a CJ McCollum suspension. Heck, they even picked up Wade Baldwin for fun the day after. With everybody soaring high as the International Space Station, this seems like a good time to take a chance with the...
Blazersedge Oct 20, 2017
Watch: Blazers Easily Dispatch the Pacers, 114-96

Watch: Blazers Easily Dispatch the Pacers, 114-96

CJ McCollum dominated the Pacers in his return, and the Blazers picked up another relaxed win. Check out highlights here. Another relaxing game for the Portland Trail Blazers and their fans, as they put away the Indiana Pacers with relative ease, 114-96. Without Myles Turner (with a concussion), the Pacers had no answers to Portland’s balanced attack, and they picked apart Indiana’s defense all night. The benches cleared in the fourth quarter. The Blazers were led by the returning CJ McCollum (28 points, 7 rebounds), with support from Damian Lillard, Evan Turner, and Al-Farouq...
Blazersedge Oct 20, 2017
Stein: Carmelo Anthony Trade, Trail Blazers Snub “Was About Family”

Stein: Carmelo Anthony Trade, Trail Blazers Snub “Was About Family”

John Canzano and Marc Stein dig deeper into Carmelo Anthony’s reasoning for bypassing Portland The Portland Trail Blazers were reported to be in hot pursuit of New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony this summer, with star guards Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum trying to woo the high-scoring forward to join them in the Rose City. Ultimately Anthony waived his no-trade clause to accept a trade to the Oklahoma City Thunder, joining NBA MVP Russell Westbrook and and perennial All-Star Paul George instead. In an audio interview published yesterday, Oregonian columnist John Canzano reviewed...
Blazersedge Oct 20, 2017
Blazers Punish Pacers as Lillard, McCollum Dominate

Blazers Punish Pacers as Lillard, McCollum Dominate

Portland guards show their worth as the Blazers earned another road victory. The Portland Trail Blazers used superior guard play from Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, plus a punishing dose of big-man rebounding, to flatten the Indiana Pacers tonight 114-96. For the second straight game the Blazers faced an opponent congenitally unable to hit from long range. Once again they showed that their defense, if not redeemed, is at least sufficient to stand and fight in close quarters. That’s a new development for Portland, and they’ve ridden it to a welcome 2-0 start to the season. They, and...

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