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Magic finally get a playoff game at home; OKC, Indy on ropes

Apr. 19, 2019 3:22 AM EDT

Orlando returned to Florida with home-court advantage. Indiana and Oklahoma City are seeking some home-court magic. A trio of Game 3s in the NBA on Friday night — Toronto at Orlando, Boston at Indiana and Portland at Oklahoma City — have three very different story lines. The Magic got a split of...

Grizzlies add Rich Cho, Glen Grunwald to front office

Apr. 17, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have hired Rich Cho vice president of basketball strategy and Glen Grunwald as a senior adviser within the franchise's basketball operations department. Cho is a former Charlotte Hornets and Portland Trail Blazers general manager. Grunwald was general manager of...

Lillard, Westbrook, Beverley playing with intensified edge

Apr. 17, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard stared intently well after his deep, buzzer-beating 3-pointer fell to close out Portland's third quarter against the Thunder. The look on his face was one of determination, focus and yes, even a little bravado. It was as if Lillard was making a statement. It's not new...

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,...

Magic, Spurs, Blazers look for 2-0 series leads

Apr. 15, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

Orlando had to fight until the final days of the regular season to get its postseason berth. Portland had to scramble down the stretch to replace a huge part of its success. And as is usually the case, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich had his team playing its best basketball at the end. The Magic, Trail Blazers...

Enes Kanter making most of second chance with Trail Blazers

Apr. 15, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Looking back on it now, the Trail Blazers were clearly smart to pick up Enes Kanter after he was waived by the New York Knicks. Kanter was brought aboard by Portland as insurance for the final stretch of the season, meant to back up starter Jusuf Nurkic. Then Nurkic broke his leg and...

Portland wins Game 1 against the Thunder 104-99

Apr. 14, 2019 10:49 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After eight straight playoff losses over the past two years, the Portland Trail Blazers finally got a win. Damian Lillard scored 30 points and the third-seeded Blazers opened their series against the No. 6 Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday with a 104-99 victory. "We know how it feels to...

Blazers and Thunder meet in the playoffs for the first time

Apr. 13, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

While the Trail Blazers have something of an antagonistic relationship with the Thunder, Damian Lillard would not label it a full-blown rivalry. That could change Sunday. "This is our first time playing them in a playoff series, so I don't think they could be considered a rival. They're one of our division...

Back as a 3 seed, Portland looks to avoid another early exit

Apr. 11, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — For the second straight season the Portland Trail Blazers earned the third seed in the West and home-court for the playoffs. This year they're looking for a better outcome than last year when they were surprisingly swept in the opening round by New Orleans. It won't be easy. The Trail...

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....