Tag "CJ McCollum"

NBA Playoff Preview: Western Conference First Round

With the regular season and Play-In games over, we have entered the most thrilling and highly anticipated part of the basketball calendar.

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Portland Trail Blazers Team Preview

Fueled by some medium-sized offseason deals, the Blazers have accelerated the rebuilding of their team. Manager Neil Olshey quickly altered his club by acquiring promising players and coaches.

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Portland Trail Blazers Season Recap

If scientists discover that the Trail Blazers have been stuck in an isolated time-loop since 2013, the fans may buy it. How else does one explain five first-round exits in the playoffs across eight seasons with head coach Terry Stotts and Damian Lillard running the show?

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2021 NBA Rankings: Top 10 Shooting Guards

For the month of June, we will be ranking the top 10 NBA players at each position. These rankings will be based only on the 2020-21 regular season and will not include any injured players. Let’s rank the top ten shooting guards.

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Lillard Scores 55, Blazers Fall to Nuggets in 2OT

With the series tied at two games each, Damian Lillard and Nikola Jokic gave NBA fans the game of the year. In front of a friendly crowd of 10,463 at the Ball Arena in Denver, the Nuggets defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 147-140 in double overtime. 

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Predicting the Portland Trail Blazers’ Season

Despite a weak defense, can the Portland Trail Blazers play good enough basketball to make it to the playoffs?

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Playoff Preview: Golden State Warriors vs Portland Trail Blazers

The Golden State Warriors fought off a feisty Houston Rockets team in six games while the Portland Trail Blazers used their shooting to get past the Nuggets in seven games to get to the Western Conference Finals. Injuries have opened up this series and it may be closer than initially thought. Both teams are capable of putting up offensive fireworks giving them both a shot at the NBA Finals, here’s a look at how.

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The Unlikeliest of X-Factors

The series between Portland and Denver that just wrapped up should easily be remembered as one of the closest, most well-fought series in recent memory. Two moments seem very likely to really stand the test of time and be pointed to as defining stages of the battle between the two Northwest Division pseudo-rivals.

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The Best (Non-Finals) Day in NBA History?

What a day. Seriously. And I’m not just saying that as a Blazers fan.

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Playoff Preview: Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers

Two teams that continue to surprise from the beginning of the season even to now as we get into the Western Conference Semifinals are facing off in the second round of the Western Conference Playoffs. The Nuggets find themselves in a place the franchise hasn’t been in a decade, the second round. It wasn’t a pretty series, but they now have the playoff experience that they lacked after going seven games and getting past the San Antonio Spurs. The Portland Trail Blazers are another team that is seeming to get hot at the right time. Damian Lillard is looking nearly unstoppable – watch his game five buzzer beater over Paul George to win the series against the Oklahoma City Thunder if you need an example. CJ McCollum is healthy and playing well. Those two playing well together is making them one of the most dangerous backcourt duos in the league today. These two teams are divisional rivals and always play competitive and spirited games every time the two teams are on the court. Here’s what to expect in this matchup of the Western Conference Semifinals.

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