12:29 PM EDT, Thu April 18, 2019
Blazer's Edge 58 mins ago
Video Breakdown: How the Blazer Break the Thunder’s Aggressive Defense

Video Breakdown: How the Blazer Break the Thunder’s Aggressive Defense

OKC wants to stop Portland’s guards. They’re not finding much success. So much of the focus entering the Portland Trail Blazers’ first round series against the Oklahoma City Thunder orbited around Portland’s center rotation. After Jusuf Nurkic went down late in the season, I wrote an extensive preview of four of their potential playoff opponents and how they might attack new starter Enes Kanter, who had never exactly been known for his defensive prowess, especially in pick-and-roll. As it turned out, the Trail Blazers drew the Thunder, who possess a strong pick-and-roll attack but...
ClutchPoints 2 hours ago
Blazers’ Rodney Hood admits passive approach has hurt his career

Blazers’ Rodney Hood admits passive approach has hurt his career

Rodney Hood has had an interesting career arc throughout his five seasons in the league, once a promising young talent for the Utah Jazz, but one that never fully materialized before the franchise decided to ship him to the Cleveland Cavaliers. One stop later now in his career, the Portland Trail Blazers guard has finally […] The post Blazers’ Rodney Hood admits passive approach has hurt his career appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge 17 hours ago
History on Blazers’ Side With 2-0 Series Lead Over Thunder

History on Blazers’ Side With 2-0 Series Lead Over Thunder

Brian Wheeler, radio voice of the Blazers, highlights Portland’s perfect playoffs record when up 2-0. The Portland Trail Blazers are the first team in the 2019 NBA Playoffs to hold a 2-0 series lead. Portland’s star backcourt of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum put in a masterful performance to push the Blazers past OKC in the Moda Center on Tuesday. Good things happen when the Blazers have a 2-0 series lead. Brian Wheeler, radio voice of the Blazers, highlighted after Tuesday’s win that the team is a perfect 14-0 after gaining a 2-0 series lead in team playoffs history: This is the...
ClutchPoints 18 hours ago
Blazers’ Evan Turner says Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum have ‘won the matchup of star players’ vs. Thunder

Blazers’ Evan Turner says Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum have ‘won the matchup of star players’ vs. Thunder

Portland Trail Blazers swingman Evan Turner says through the first two games of the team’s first round series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, All-Star point guard Damian Lillard and shooting guard CJ McCollum have “won the matchup of star players.” Lillard and McCollum have thoroughly outplayed Thunder stars Russell Westbrook and Paul George. The Blazers […] The post Blazers’ Evan Turner says Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum have ‘won the matchup of star players’ vs. Thunder appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints 18 hours ago
Blazers’ Damian Lillard on partnership with CJ McCollum: ‘This is the best we’ve been’

Blazers’ Damian Lillard on partnership with CJ McCollum: ‘This is the best we’ve been’

Through the first two games of the Portland Trail Blazers’ first round series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, point guard Damian Lillard and shooting guard CJ McCollum have been unstoppable. Lillard is averaging 29.5 points, 4.0, 5.0 assists and 3.0 steals while shooting 45.2 percent from the field and 47.4 percent from the 3-point line. […] The post Blazers’ Damian Lillard on partnership with CJ McCollum: ‘This is the best we’ve been’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.