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Oakland Tribune May 2, 2016

Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard feeling better

Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard, an Oakland native, is feeling better after playing Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference semifinals against the Golden State Warriors with a minor chest cold.
Blazersedge May 2, 2016

Damian Lillard Makes It to Grandfather's 80th Birthday in Oakland

Oakland native Damian Lillard was able to make it to his grandfather's 80th birthday before Game One against Golden State. For Damian Lillard, making it to Oakland to play Golden State in Round Two wasn't just a homecoming on the court. He got to spend some time with his family off of it, too. As told by Mark Spears of ESPN's The Undefeated, between Round One's Game 6 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers and Round Two's start against the Warriors, Lillard was able to celebrate his grandfather's 80th birthday in Oakland. Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard gave his grandfather,...
Blazersedge May 2, 2016

Damian Lillard Battles Chest Cold Heading Into Game 2

Portland's shoulda-been all-star played through a cold Sunday night against the Warriors. Will he be 100 percent for Game 2 on Tuesday? How do you beat the Golden State Warriors when you can hardly breathe? That's the question likely on the mind of Blazers point guard Damian Lillard as his team prepares to face the Warriors in Game 2 of their Western Conference Semi-Finals series in Oakland tomorrow night. After Portland's Game 1 loss, Lillard took the podium and sounded under the weather. Toward the end of his interview he admitted to the media that he had been battling a chest cold over...
Blazersedge 11 hours ago

Who Is Better: Klay Thompson or Damian Lillard?

As Game 2 between the Trail Blazers and Warriors approaches, the Blazer's Edge podcast asks which team currently fields the better guard, plus we dive deep into Game 1, Game 2 adjustments, and more! The Blazer's Edge Podcast is on the air! And with a brand new co-host! Dan Marang joins me as we debate all kinds of Portland Trail Blazers topics, including whether Damian Lillard or Klay Thompson is ultimately the better player. Plus we dive deep into everything that went right and wrong in Game 1, talk adjustments for Game 2, do a little bit of Dwight Howard talk, consider potential small...
Blazersedge 15 hours ago

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Golden State Warriors Game 2 Preview

With Steph Curry's return appearing imminent, the Portland Trail Blazers face a must-win scenario as they take on the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 of their NBA Western Conference semifinals series. Portland Trail Blazers (0-1) at Golden State Warriors (1-0) Tuesday May 3, 2016 Oracle Arena | 7:45 p.m. PDT | Local TV/Radio: TNT; 620 AM Portland injury report: Meyers Leonard (Out - Shoulder) | Golden State injury report: Stephen Curry (Out - Knee), Kevin Looney (Out - Hamstring) SBN Affiliate: Golden State of Mind Under normal circumstances, Game 2 of an NBA playoff series is not a...
Blazersedge 12 hours ago

Anderson Varejao Assessed Flagrant 1 For Tripping Gerald Henderson

In a dangerous play, Varejao took both of Henderson's legs out from under him with an intentional sweep that resulted in double technicals. Upon further review of the further review, the NBA has ruled that Anderson Varejao should have been assessed a Flagrant 1 foul for leg-whipping Gerald Henderson late in the 3rd quarter of Sunday afternoon's game between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Golden State Warriors. GSW’s A. Varejao assessed Flagrant 1 upon league office review (3:29, 3rd qtr) from game on May 1. — NBA Official (@NBAOfficial) May 3, 2016 At the time of the incident...
Blazersedge May 2, 2016

Nicolas Batum: Charlotte Trusted Me, Allowed Me to Play My Way

Nicolas Batum gave a positive review of his new squad in Charlotte after the Hornets were eliminated from the playoffs. Former Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum is not likely to return to the Rose City any time soon. In a season-closing interview with the Charlotte Observer, Batum told writer Rick Bonnell, "It was a pretty cool year. First time I got to play like I want to in eight years in the NBA." "When I came here they let me know they wanted me to be one of the (top) two options with Kemba Walker," Batum said. "I liked that. I like that they trusted me." Batum expressed a...
San Jose Mercury News May 2, 2016

WATCH: Breakdown of Warriors-Blazers, Game 1

The Warriors sent a loud message to Portland on Sunday. They are not the Clippers. Even though they don't have Stephen Curry, they are still formidable.

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