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Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) shoots as Utah Jazz guard Joe Ingles (2) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Jazz snap 5-game skid, rally to beat Trail Blazers 117-114

Feb. 8, 2020 3:05 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — One play punctuated a thrilling comeback for the Utah Jazz. However, it was a play that ultimately should not have counted. Utah’s Donovan Mitchell scored a go-ahead layup with 19.5 seconds left. Portland’s Damian Lillard tried to answer with a layup on the other end,...

San Antonio Spurs guard Derrick White, left, drives to the basket against Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

Lillard scores 26 points, Portland beats San Antonio 125-117

Feb. 7, 2020 1:39 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With the trade deadline past and a playoff race ahead, the Portland Trail Blazers understood the importance of their game against the San Antonio Spurs. Damian Lillard had 26 points and 10 assists, Hassan Whiteside scored 17 points and tied a season-high with 23 rebounds as the Trail...

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard shoots a 3-point basket against the Golden State Warriors during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

Lillard scores 61 and Blazers beat Warriors 129-124 in OT

Jan. 21, 2020 2:46 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After setting a Portland record with 61 points, Damian Lillard knew exactly who held the old mark. He did. Lillard topped his own franchise scoring high Monday night in the Trail Blazers' 129-124 overtime victory against the Golden State Warriors. He also established a team best with...

Minnesota Timberwolves' Robert Covington, right, blocks a shot-attempt by Portland Trail Blazers' Hassan Whiteside, center as Timberwolves' Gorgui Dieng, of Senegal, also defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Wiggins, Wolves shut down Trail Blazers in 116-102 victory

Jan. 10, 2020 12:16 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With Karl-Anthony Towns sidelined for nearly a month, the Minnesota Timberwolves have had to find ways to make up for his scoring. They've also tightened things up on the defensive end in their star big man’s absence. That was certainly the case again Thursday night against...

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) has the ball knocked from his hands while trying to shoot by New York Knicks guard Wayne Ellington, right, as forward Anthony Davis, left, and guard Reggie Bullock vie for position during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Davis bruises lower back in Lakers’ 117-87 win over Knicks

Jan. 8, 2020 1:18 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthony Davis left in the third quarter after bruising his lower back on a painful fall during the Los Angeles Lakers' sixth straight victory, 117-87 over the New York Knicks on Tuesday night. Davis bruised his sacrum — the bottom part of his spine above the tailbone — when...

Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony (00) reacts after sinking a go-ahead basket against the Toronto Raptors during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Anthony scores winning basket, Blazers beat Raptors 101-99

Jan. 7, 2020 11:03 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — With Damian Lillard double-teamed, Carmelo Anthony stepped up to sink the game-winning basket for the Portland Trail Blazers. Anthony made a clutch shot with four seconds remaining and Portland rallied to beat the Toronto Raptors 101-99 Tuesday night. “A guy with his type of ability,...

Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic, foreground, looses control of the ball as he drives past Portland Trail Blazers guard Kent Bazemore during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Miami. Dragic had 29 points and 13 assists as the Heat defeated the Trail Blazers 122-111. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Dragic leads Heat by Blazers in Whiteside's return, 122-111

Jan. 5, 2020 9:25 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — James Johnson scored on his first possession in more than a month. Dragic either scored or got somebody else points pretty much every time the ball was in his hands. As often is the case for Miami, bench guys came up big. Dragic had 29 points and 13 assists, Bam Adebayo added 20 points on...

Phoenix Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr. reacts after making a 3-point basket against the Portland Trail Blazers during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Dec. 30, 2019. The Suns won 122-116. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

Booker, Oubre rally Suns from 19 down past Blazers 122-116

Dec. 31, 2019 2:23 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In the first half, the Phoenix Suns trailed by 19 points. By the final seconds, Kelly Oubre Jr. was blowing goodbye kisses to the Portland Trail Blazers and their fans. Devin Booker scored 33 points, Oubre had 29 and Phoenix came back from way behind to beat Portland 122-116 on Monday...

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, shoots in front of Portland Trail Blazers center Hassan Whiteside during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

Kuzma, James lead Lakers past Trail Blazers 128-120

Dec. 29, 2019 2:10 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore (AP) — Kyle Kuzma’s season may have turned a corner on Saturday night, and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped their season-long four-game losing streak in the process. Kuzma scored 24 points, LeBron James had 21 points and 16 assists, and the Lakers beat the Portland Trail Blazers 128-120....