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Blazers go up 2-0 against the Thunder with 114-94 win

Apr. 17, 2019 2:51 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — CJ McCollum likes when games get gritty. The guard scored 33 points as the Portland Trail Blazers took a 2-0 lead in their playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder with a 114-94 victory on Tuesday night. Tense at times with plenty of jawing back-and-forth between the teams,...

Blazers lock up No. 3 seed with 136-131 win over Kings

Apr. 11, 2019 2:33 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — It was a heck of a first start for rookie Anfernee Simons. Simons scored a career-high 37 points and the Portland Trail Blazers locked up the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference with a dramatic 136-131 victory over the Sacramento Kings using just six players on Wednesday night....

Nuggets clinch Northwest with 119-110 win over Trail Blazers

Apr. 6, 2019 2:25 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Michael Malone stopped when he saw Tim Connelly standing nearby and gave his boss a bear hug. Connelly returned the hug and congratulated his head coach. "That was awesome," the Nuggets' president of basketball operations said. After four years of building the team, Malone and Connelly could...

Turner has 2nd triple-double, Blazers beat Grizzlies 116-89

Apr. 4, 2019 1:26 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Evan Turner's second consecutive triple-double was even more rewarding because it came on a night when the Trail Blazers collected their 50th win. Turner had 13 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists off the bench in Portland's 116-89 victory over the short-handed Memphis Grizzlies on...

Lillard, Aminu pace Portland's blowout win over Hawks

Mar. 29, 2019 11:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Damian Lillard says the Portland Trail Blazers are making the best of a tough situation after CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic went down with injuries. "I just like the fact that we continue to roll," Lillard said. "Obviously with CJ being out is a blow and Nurkic being out is a blow, but we...

Lillard scores 33 points, Blazers beat Mavericks 126-118

Mar. 21, 2019 1:46 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers believe they can use games like this one against Dallas to help them prepare for the final push toward the playoffs. "It's not about who our opponent is, it's about the style of play that we want to play, the discipline we want to have,...

Blazers accept they'll be without McCollum down the stretch

Mar. 19, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard is just going to assume that Portland won't have backcourt teammate CJ McCollum through the rest of the regular season so that the Trail Blazers can respond to his absence effectively. McCollum, who is averaging more than 21 points a game for Portland, has a strained...

McCollum out with a popliteus strain

Mar. 18, 2019 10:44 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum says he was relieved that his left knee injury was not serious, especially this close to the playoffs. The Blazers said McCollum had a popliteus strain in his left knee and he would be re-examined in a week. "I wasn't sure exactly what it was....

Thunder get wild 129-121 OT victory over the Trail Blazers

Mar. 8, 2019 3:17 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Despite something of a strange ending to regulation, the Oklahoma City Thunder toughed it out in overtime. Russell Westbrook had 37 points and Paul George added 32 points and 14 rebounds for the Thunder in a chippy 129-121 OT win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday night. The...

Leonard hits winner, Raptors beat Trail Blazers 119-117

Mar. 2, 2019 12:20 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — One day after the Toronto Raptors practiced "game-winning shots," Kawhi Leonard made one against the Portland Trail Blazers. Leonard scored the go-ahead basket with three seconds remaining and the Raptors held on to beat the Trail Blazers 119-117 Friday night. Toronto won it when Leonard...