2:03 AM EDT, Sat April 21, 2018
Blazer's Edge 1 hour ago
Trail Blazers vs. Pelicans Game 4 Preview

Trail Blazers vs. Pelicans Game 4 Preview

Portland’s season could end on a very sour note in New Orleans. Portland Trail Blazers vs. New Orleans Pelicans(Series: 3-0, Pelicans) Saturday, April 21st - 2:00 p.m. PTBlazers injuries: Maurice Harkless (questionable), Evan Turner (questionable)Pelicans injuries: DeMarcus Cousins (out), Alexis Ajinca (out),How to watch on TV: NBCSNW, TNTRadio: 620 AMSBN Affiliate: The Bird Writes The Portland Trail Blazers head into Game 4 of their series with the New Orleans Pelicans down 3-0, having been outmatched in nearly every conceivable way. Things aren’t looking good, obviously. After...
Blazer's Edge 4 hours ago
Blazers Say They’ll “Fight”; Stotts Unavailable

Blazers Say They’ll “Fight”; Stotts Unavailable

During media availability, Lillard, McCollum, and Nurkic discussed the long odds, and increasing their physical play. Fresh off a brutal 119-102 loss to the Pelicans, the Blazers met with the press during afternoon shootaround. In a subdued atmosphere, the Blazers acknowledged the task ahead of them, and discussed possible changes. ESPN’s Mike Triplett recapped Damian Lillard’s thoughts about Saturday’s “win or go on summer vacation” game. Among many quotes (click through for more), Lillard openly states the importance of fighting back against the more aggressive Pelicans. “They...
Rip City Project 6 hours ago

Series stats tell story we see on TV – NOP defense too much for POR

The statistics and live TV coverage show a major drop off in Portland’s regular season play compared to this playoff letdown. For those who didn’t watch the three Blazers playoffs games, stats tell the same story. New Orleans is working harder and its defense won’t give Damian Lillard or CJ McCollum breathing room to run […] Series stats tell story we see on TV – NOP defense too much for POR - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazer's Edge 10 hours ago
“The Shot” Makes Top 10 Buzzer Beaters List

“The Shot” Makes Top 10 Buzzer Beaters List

Bleacher Report remembers Lillard’s shining moment, as does every Trail Blazers fan who witnessed it. “The Shot” that Portland Trail Blazers All-Star Damian Lillard hit against the Houston Rockets to win their first-round series in the 2014 NBA Playoffs is emblazoned in the minds of Blazers fans everywhere as one of the great moments in franchise playoff history. As it turns out, Portland fans are not alone in that assessment. Bleacher Report put together a Top 10 list of Greatest Buzzer-Beaters in NBA Playoffs History, ranking Lillard’s swish with 0.9 remaining as the 8th-greatest...
Blazer's Edge 10 hours ago
Turner and Harkless Questionable in Blazers-Pelicans Game 4

Turner and Harkless Questionable in Blazers-Pelicans Game 4

Both wings are injured and playing intermittently. Portland may be short-handed in the critical contest. The Portland Trail Blazers enter Game 4 of their first-round playoff series against the New Orleans Pelicans down 0-3, needing a win to stay alive. Thanks to injuries, they could also be down a couple players. Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers tweeted that wings Maurice Harkless and Evan Turner are both questionable for Saturday’s contest. Both Moe Harkless (left knee) and Evan Turner (right toe) are both questionable for Game 4— Casey Holdahl (@CHold) April 20, 2018 Turner...
Rip City Project 10 hours ago

Blazers on the brink of elimination, desperate to stay alive against Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans lead the Portland Trail Blazers three games to none in their best-of-seven series. But it’s the efficiency with which NOP has dismantled the Blazers that has Rip City a little baffled — and searching for answers. I suppose the first thing I should write is this: It’s not over yet for […] Blazers on the brink of elimination, desperate to stay alive against Pelicans - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazer's Edge 10 hours ago
Ringer Suggests the Lillard-McCollum Backcourt Might Be Done

Ringer Suggests the Lillard-McCollum Backcourt Might Be Done

Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer suggests breaking up Portland’s star guard duo in the offseason. When the Portland Trail Blazers surged to the third best record in the Western Conference, persistent questions about the future of the star back court of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum got quieter. Blazers fans glowed with their dual-star backcourt. President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey referred to questions about trading either as a “false narrative”. Now with the Blazers trailing 3-0 in the first round of the playoffs against a New Orleans Pelicans squad without DeMarcus...
Blazer's Edge 10 hours ago
Video: Ed Davis Scores Vice Dunk of the Week

Video: Ed Davis Scores Vice Dunk of the Week

Trail Blazers big man Ed Davis gave a bright spot for the Portland faithful with a dunk that would not be denied. Over the three games of their playoff series versus the New Orleans Pelicans, it has been difficult to find bright spots for the Portland Trail Blazers. Center Ed Davis gave one with a mighty dunk during Game 1 of the series last Saturday night. Corbin Smith of Vice Sports awarded Davis the Dunk of the Week primarily for the sheer effort. @eddavisXVII pic.twitter.com/mqo7hh9abJ— Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) April 15, 2018 He snags one of the 13 boards he had in 20...
ClutchPoints 12 hours ago
Old C.J. McCollum tweet applies to Blazers right now

Old C.J. McCollum tweet applies to Blazers right now

The playoffs are here and the Western Conference is on verge of its very first upset. The New Orleans Pelicans are 3-0 up on the more fancied Portland Trail Blazers as the series has gone to New Orleans. It has been a shock to say the least, but the Pelicans have downright outplayed, outsmarted and […] The post Old C.J. McCollum tweet applies to Blazers right now appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Hoops Habit 12 hours ago

Portland Trail Blazers: 3 takeaways from Game 3 vs. Pelicans

The Portland Trail Blazers faced a must-win situation in Game 3 of their first round series in the 2018 NBA Playoffs. Here are three takeaways from the loss that may have ended their season. If Game 2 was a must-win situation for the Portland Trail Blazers, Game 3 on the road was either the rock […] Portland Trail Blazers: 3 takeaways from Game 3 vs. Pelicans - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
Hoops Habit 14 hours ago

New Orleans Pelicans: 3 takeaways from Game 3 vs. Blazers

After a convincing 119-102 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers, the New Orleans Pelicans are in the driver’s seat with a 3-0 series lead. Raise your hand if you predicted how this first round playoff series would go so far. Congratulations, you’re a liar. The New Orleans Pelicans dominated the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday […] New Orleans Pelicans: 3 takeaways from Game 3 vs. Blazers - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
ClutchPoints 15 hours ago
Damian Lillard explains why Blazers have struggled in series vs. Pelicans

Damian Lillard explains why Blazers have struggled in series vs. Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans has surprised the Portland Trail Blazers as the latter find themselves down 0-3 in the series, despite holding the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference playoffs. Damian Lillard has had one of his best seasons in the league and asserted himself as a clutch player with his timely fourth-quarter scoring, […] The post Damian Lillard explains why Blazers have struggled in series vs. Pelicans appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge 22 hours ago
Downtrodden Blazers Lick Wounds In Game 3 Interviews

Downtrodden Blazers Lick Wounds In Game 3 Interviews

After a lopsided loss to the Pelicans in Game 3 of their playoff series, the Blazers faced the press. Their disappointment was palpable. After a disheartening 119-102 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, leaving them one loss away from being swept in their 2018 NBA Playoff series, the Portland Trail Blazers talked to the media in post-game interviews. First, Head Coach Terry Stotts sat down at the big podium to talk to the national media. The clearly-tired Stotts smiled, but had few answers to the sparse questions, leading to occasional awkward pauses. Next up, a very quiet CJ McCollum talked...
Blazer's Edge 22 hours ago
Game 3 May Bring the End of an Era

Game 3 May Bring the End of an Era

It’s not just about the loss, it’s what the loss means. The Portland Trail Blazers’ 119-102 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans in Game 3 of their first-round NBA Playoffs series was unforgettably painful. The futility went beyond the 17-point final margin...that score was actually far closer than most of the game had been. An 0-3 deficit in the series adds to the shock, but cannot fully summarize it. The powerlessness of the Blazers—an deep-seeded inability to stop New Orleans or generate anything for themselves—made this game memorable. It wasn’t just a matter of bad basketball....
www.columbian.com Apr 20, 2018
Pelicans push Blazers to the brink

Pelicans push Blazers to the brink

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nikola Mirotic scored a career playoff-best 30 points to go with eight rebounds, three steals and a block, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Portland Trail Blazers 119-102 on Thursday night to take a commanding 3-0 lead in their first-round playoff series.

Trail Blazers Player News

  • 9 Damian Lillard

    Damian Lillard

    Blazers Say They’ll “Fight”; Stotts Unavailable

  • 3 CJ McCollum

    CJ McCollum

    Series stats tell story we see on TV – NOP defense too much for POR

  • 2 Maurice Harkless

    Maurice Harkless

    Trail Blazers vs. Pelicans Game 4 Preview

  • 2 Evan Turner

    Evan Turner

    Trail Blazers vs. Pelicans Game 4 Preview

  • 1 Ed Davis

    Ed Davis

    Video: Ed Davis Scores Vice Dunk of the Week

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