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Blazers introduce Billups, 'stand by' hire amid criticism

Jun. 29, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers went into damage-control mode while introducing Chauncey Billups as their new coach Tuesday, amid questions about how they selected him over more experienced candidates and how sexual assault allegations were lodged against him nearly a...

Trail Blazers, Terry Stotts parting ways after 9 seasons

Jun. 05, 2021 00:39 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — No team in the NBA has a longer active streak of postseason appearances than the Portland Trail Blazers, who have gotten there in each of the last eight seasons. That wasn’t enough to save Terry Stotts, and Portland will have a new coach next...

Nuggets eliminate Trail Blazers in Game 6 with 126-115 win

Jun. 04, 2021 01:27 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Denver Nuggets were undaunted, even when down 14 points in the third quarter and facing an antagonistic Portland crowd. Nikola Jokic had 36 points and the Nuggets eliminated the Portland Trail Blazers in six games with a 126-115 victory...

Nuggets beat Blazers 147-140 in 2OT, Lillard scores 55

Jun. 02, 2021 01:47 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — On Damian Lillard's record-breaking night when he was hitting one shot after another from behind the arc and almost beyond belief, it was Michael Porter Jr. who quietly sank the biggest basket of all. MPJ's 3-pointer from the left corner barely fluttered...

Healthier Suns, hurting Lakers make for 1st-round intrigue

May. 31, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Chris Paul is feeling better and looking much more like the “Point God” that's helped make the Suns one of the NBA's best teams this season. Anthony Davis is hurting and it's unclear if the Lakers star forward will be available for a crucial Game 5 on...

Trail Blazers beat Nuggets 115-95 in Game 4 to tie series

May. 29, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Norman Powell matched his career playoff high with 29 points and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Denver Nuggets 115-95 on Saturday in Game 4 to even the first-round series. Powell made four 3-points and was 11 of 15 from the floor, and CJ...

Jokic scores 38, Nuggets beat Blazers 128-109 to even series

May. 25, 2021 02:51 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets played with an unspoken sense of urgency. “Because if you're going to talk about it, you're not going to do it,” the big man reasoned. So no talk, just a much more physical mentality. ...

Lillard leads 3-point barrage, Blazers beat Nuggets 123-109

May. 23, 2021 02:29 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — What had Damian Lillard so excited wasn't his 34 points or 13 assists or how he led Portland's 3-point barrage that sparked the Trail Blazers' win over the undermanned Denver Nuggets in their playoff opener Saturday night. It was holding NBA MVP...

Nuggets roar into playoffs after losing star Jamal Murray

May. 21, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Michael Porter Jr.'s breakout season lightened the load for Nikola Jokic during his MVP-worthy season and soothed the sting of Jamal Murray's season-ending knee injury. So, Facundo Campazzo only meant to dish out some praise to his Denver teammate when...

Blazers beat Nuggets 132-116, secure 6th seed for playoffs

May. 17, 2021 00:35 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After meeting to close out the regular season, the Trail Blazers and the Nuggets will face off in the opening round of the playoffs. Damian Lillard had 22 points and 10 assists and the Blazers beat the Nuggets 132-116 in the regular-season finale...