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Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard brings the ball up the court against the Golden State Warriors during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. The Trail Blazers won 129-124 in overtime. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

Does Lillard's big night signal turnaround for Blazers?

Jan. 22, 2020 7:03 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With a big night against Golden State, Damian Lillard signaled that he's asserting himself at a crucial point of the Trail Blazers' season. And where Lillard goes, the Blazers tend to follow. “There comes a time in the season where everybody's tired, everybody's worn out,...

FILE - In this May 30, 2017, fie photo, Jeremy Christian shouts as he is arraigned in Multnomah County Circuit Court in Portland, Ore. Christian, charged with fatally stabbing two men who authorities say confronted him during a racist rant on a Portland, Oregon light-rail train, goes to trial Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, two years after the killings that plunged this liberal city into months of soul-searching. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP, Pool, File)

Murder trial begins in fatal Portland light-rail stabbings

Jan. 21, 2020 8:11 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man charged with fatally stabbing two men who authorities say confronted him during a racist rant on a Portland, Oregon, light-rail train went to trial Tuesday, two years after the killings in a liberal city. Jeremy Christian has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, attempted...

Blazers make Trevor Ariza trade with Sacramento official

Jan. 21, 2020 12:44 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers have acquired veteran forward Trevor Ariza from the Sacramento Kings. Portland also gets Wenyen Gabriel and Caleb Swanigan from the Kings in exchange for Kent Bazemore, Anthony Tolliver and two second-round draft picks. Ariza, a 15-year NBA veteran who was...

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...

Walker's 23 leads Portland State past Weber State, 92-76

Jan. 21, 2020 12:04 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Alonzo Walker scored a career-high 23 points and Portland State handed Weber State its fifth road loss in seven games with a 92-76 win on Monday night. The Vikings led by just four at intermission, 42-38, and pulled away in the final 20 minutes. With the win Portland State (10-10,...

Rodriguez scores 17 to carry San Diego over Portland 77-67

Jan. 19, 2020 12:58 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jared Rodriguez came off the bench to tally 17 points to carry San Diego to a 77-67 win over Portland on Saturday night. Joey Calcaterra had 16 points for San Diego (8-13, 1-5 West Coast Conference), which broke its five-game losing streak. Braun Hartfield added 13 points. Finn...

Golder scores 18 to carry Portland St. past Idaho St. 82-76

Jan. 19, 2020 12:55 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Markus Golder registered 18 points as Portland State topped Idaho State 82-76 on Saturday night. Holland Woods had 12 points and seven assists for Portland State (9-10, 3-4 Big Sky Conference). Alonzo Walker added 11 points. Rashaad Goolsby had 10 points and eight rebounds. Chier...

Orlando Magic's Markelle Fultz, left, shoots past Golden State Warriors' Omari Spellman, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

D'Angelo Russell shines, Warriors end 10-game losing streak

Jan. 18, 2020 11:49 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With wins so hard to come by for the injury-plagued Warriors, every one means a little more now to coach Steve Kerr. The Golden State of old just expected to pile up victories — and now things are completely the opposite with Kevin Durant having departed for Brooklyn and Splash...

Passenger takes over airport monitor for video game

Jan. 17, 2020 12:50 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A passenger waiting for a flight at an Oregon airport needed a bit more screen space for his video game so he plugged his Playstation 4 into a computer screen that had been displaying a map of the airport. Kara Simonds, a spokeswoman for the Port of Portland, told KXL-AM radio in an...

Jenkins, Tripp lead Pacific to a 65-55 win over Portland

Jan. 17, 2020 12:14 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Daniss Jenkins and Jahlil Tripp scored 16 and 15 points, respectively and Pacific handed Portland its seventh loss in its last eight games with a 65-55 win on Thursday night. The game was tied at 23-23 with 2:12 left in the first half after Theo Akwuba hit the second of two free...