Parker leads way as Spurs take commanding 3-0 lead

May 11, 2014

Parker leads way as Spurs take commanding 3-0 lead

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich took pains to make sure guard Tony Parker was well rested for the playoffs. “I barely played in April,” Parker said. “I was joking with Pop if I was still with the Spurs.” The break has paid off. Parker scored ...

Spurs pound Blazers again

May 9, 2014

Spurs pound Blazers again

Portland coach Terry Stotts is running out of adjectives and analogies to describe the San Antonio Spurs’ dominance in the second quarter. Kawhi Leonard scored 20 points, Tony Parker had 16 points and 10 assists, and San Antonio rolled to a 114-97 victory over ...

Lillard sinks Rockets at buzzer

May 3, 2014

Lillard sinks Rockets at buzzer

Damian Lillard couldn’t believe when he got a clear look at the rim. With the final buzzer about to sound, he took his shot. “I got my feet squared up and it felt real good leaving my hands,” Portland’s point guard said. “Once I ...

Howard, Lin come up big as Rockets down Blazers

May 1, 2014

Howard, Lin come up big as Rockets down Blazers

Jeremy Lin was so unhappy with his performance in Houston’s Game 4 loss to Portland that he hardly slept at all after the game. Lin should sleep like a baby after his work in Game 5. Dwight Howard had 22 points and 14 rebounds, ...

Hall of Fame coach Ramsay passes away at 89

Apr 29, 2014

Hall of Fame coach Ramsay passes away at 89

Jack Ramsay served his country in World War II, coached Portland to the NBA title, was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame and became one of the game’s most respected and revered broadcasters. His life was, by any measure, complete. “Our father led ...

Rockets pick up crucial Game 3 win on road

Apr 26, 2014

Rockets pick up crucial Game 3 win on road

James Harden found his shot, and Troy Daniels made his. Harden scored a career playoff-best 37 points in Houston’s 121-116 overtime victory over the Trail Blazers on Friday night, narrowing Portland’s playoff advantage to 2-1 with Game 4 set for Sunday. But it was ...

Aldridge blasts Rockets again

Apr 24, 2014

Aldridge blasts Rockets again

LaMarcus Aldridge’s son JJ, who turned 5 on Wednesday, texted him after the Portland Trail Blazers’ playoff win and told him he looked like Spider-Man on one of his dunks. To the Houston Rockets the Portland star probably looked like a superhero on more ...

Durant guides Thunder past struggling Blazers

Feb 12, 2014

Durant guides Thunder past struggling Blazers

Kevin Durant had 36 points and 10 rebounds and the Oklahoma City Thunder edged the Portland Trail Blazers 98-95 on Tuesday. Jeremy Lamb had 19 points, including a key 3-pointer with 1:38 left for the Western Conference-leading Thunder, who have won 14 of their ...

Hill leads Pacers to win

Feb 8, 2014

Hill leads Pacers to win

George Hill knew there was something different about the way he felt when he showed up to the arena Friday. He didn’t know it was going to turn out to be a career night. “When I first walked in here today I was yelling ...

Durant drops 46 on Trail Blazers

Jan 22, 2014

Durant drops 46 on Trail Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers braced themselves for a late onslaught from Kevin Durant. They still failed to stop him. The 206-cm forward scored 11 of his 46 points in the final 3:23 to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Trail Blazers 105-97 on ...

Parsons, Howard catapult Rockets past Trail Blazers

Jan 21, 2014

Parsons, Howard catapult Rockets past Trail Blazers

The last time the Houston Rockets scored more than 70 points in a first half they followed it with a franchise-low 19 points after halftime. They had no such letdown Monday night against the Portland Trail Blazers. Chandler Parsons scored a season-high 31 points ...