Hawks push winning streak to 18

Jan 31, 2015

Hawks push winning streak to 18

The Atlanta Hawks keep finding new ways to extend the longest winning streak in franchise history. This time, Kent Bazemore was the surprise star off the bench. Atlanta overcame 37 points by Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge to win its 18th straight game by overpowering the ...

Irving drops career-best 55 on Trail Blazers

Jan 29, 2015

Irving drops career-best 55 on Trail Blazers

Kyrie Irving put on a spectacular show and LeBron James watched it from a front-row seat. Irving scored a career-high 55 points, breaking the arena record as James sat out with an injury to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to their eighth straight win, 99-94 ...

Aldridge lifts Blazers to win

Jan 25, 2015

Aldridge lifts Blazers to win

Each time that LaMarcus Aldridge went to the free-throw line late in the game against the Washington Wizards, the Trail Blazers’ forward was showered with a chant of “MVP, MVP,” from the hometown fans. Just two days before, Aldridge had announced he was going ...

Harden drops 44 on Trail Blazers

Dec 23, 2014

Harden drops 44 on Trail Blazers

James Harden wouldn’t admit he was thinking about last season in Houston’s first game against Portland since the Trail Blazers eliminated the Rockets from the playoffs in the first round. Dwight Howard was certain he was. “I know it’s kind of like a weight ...

Spurs crash in OT again as Lillard lifts Blazers to win

Dec 20, 2014

Spurs crash in OT again as Lillard lifts Blazers to win

The Portland Trail Blazers know firsthand how cold and methodical the veteran San Antonio Spurs can be when they have a team in trouble. So when the defending champions failed to close out the Blazers in the first two overtimes, Portland point guard Damian ...

Blazers beat LeBron, Cavs

Nov 5, 2014

Blazers beat LeBron, Cavs

Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts took it upon himself to address Damian Lillard’s night. “You don’t have to ask what’s wrong with Damian anymore,” Stotts said. “Actually, you don’t ever have to ask.” That question was better asked about LeBron James and the Cleveland ...

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 ...