Love sets new scoring record in Cavs' victory

Nov 24, 2016

Love sets new scoring record in Cavs' victory

Kevin Love didn’t think anything unusual was going on Wednesday night. The scoreboard told a different story. Love scored 40 points, including an NBA-record 34 in the first quarter, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Portland Trail Blazers 137-125. Love fell three points shy ...

Porzingis, Rose carry torch for Knicks in victory

Nov 23, 2016

Porzingis, Rose carry torch for Knicks in victory

Derrick Rose had a red-hot Kristaps Porzingis and an ice-cold Carmelo Anthony, and he chose neither. Down the stretch, Rose called his own number. Rose made the go-ahead basket with 3:15 remaining and hit the jumper that clinched it with 6.8 seconds left as ...

Rockets pounce on Trail Blazers

Nov 18, 2016

Rockets pounce on Trail Blazers

In the postgame locker room after the Houston Rockets’ 126-109 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday night, James Harden teased teammates, laughed about excess shower water caught in his beard and joked with reporters. It was a stark contrast from the more ...

Lillard drops 42 on Mavs

Nov 5, 2016

Lillard drops 42 on Mavs

Damian Lillard extended the Dallas Mavericks’ season-opening misery on the court. Dirk Nowitzki’s aching Achilles continued it off the court. Lillard scored 27 of his season-high 42 points in the second half to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 105-95 victory over Dallas ...

Splash Brothers lead way as Warriors finish off Blazers

May 12, 2016

Splash Brothers lead way as Warriors finish off Blazers

Stephen Curry raised his left arm in triumph and cradled the game ball in his right as yellow confetti fell. The Splash Brothers are taking defending champion Golden State back to the Western Conference finals for a second straight year. Klay Thompson’s sweet shooting ...

Curry dazzles in OT victory

May 10, 2016

Curry dazzles in OT victory

Stephen Curry nailed a 3-pointer in overtime and gestured to the crowd, exclaiming over and over: “I’m back! I’m back!” Golden State’s superstar certainly was. Curry returned from a sprained right knee to score an NBA-record 17 points in overtime, finishing with 40 as ...

Warriors rally past Blazers in fourth

May 4, 2016

Warriors rally past Blazers in fourth

The defending champions mounted a remarkable comeback without MVP Stephen Curry. Next game, they might have him back and really get rolling. Klay Thompson scored 27 points and gave Golden State its first lead of the game on a 3-pointer with 5:33 left, and ...

Nowitzki, Williams power Mavs to victory

Mar 21, 2016

Nowitzki, Williams power Mavs to victory

Dirk Nowitzki and Deron Williams played on Sunday as if everything was on the line. Nowitzki scored 40 points and Williams had 31 points and 16 assists, all season highs, leading the Dallas Mavericks to a 132-120 overtime win over the Portland Trail Blazers. ...

DeRozan seals victory at foul line

Mar 5, 2016

DeRozan seals victory at foul line

After watching his Raptors survive a 50-point game from Damian Lillard and hang on for a 117-115 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto coach Dwane Casey was in disbelief. “How he isn’t an All-Star in our league? Shame on us,” Casey said. “That ...

Lillard torches Warriors for 51

Feb 20, 2016

Lillard torches Warriors for 51

Damian Lillard came through with the best game of his career against his hometown team. Lillard scored a career-high 51 points, and had seven assists, six steals and no turnovers to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a stunningly dominant 137-105 win over the ...

Raptors remain hot with win over Blazers

Feb 5, 2016

Raptors remain hot with win over Blazers

Kyle Lowry credited backcourt teammate DeMar DeRozan for Toronto’s latest win. Lowry had 30 points, DeRozan added 29 and the Toronto Raptors snapped Portland’s five-game winning streak with a 110-103 victory over the Trail Blazers on Thursday night. “DeMar was aggressive and stayed aggressive ...

McCollum takes charge for Blazers

Dec 28, 2015

McCollum takes charge for Blazers

Overshadowed for the last two years as he played behind a pair of seasoned guards, C.J. McCollum has blossomed into a rising star for the Portland Trail Blazers. McCollum had 35 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists to lead the Blazers to a 98-94 ...