NUGGETS SPOIL NURKIC RETURN TO DENVER

January 23, 2018

PORTLAND – Portland fell just short in its attempt to extend a three-game winning streak, when Jamal Murray and the Nuggets escaped with a 104-101 win in front of 14,474 at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Murray’s 38 points, on 14-19 shooting, marked a new career best. The Trail Blazers move to 25-22 on the season, including an even 12-12 record on the road. Portland has now lost four straight…

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Power Rankings: Lillard's Big Week Results In Minor Movement

January 22, 2018

The NBA announced Monday morning that Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard was named the Western Conference Player of the Week for Week 14 after averaging 29.3 points on 53 percent shooting from the field, 52 percent shooting from three and 100 percent shooting from the free throw line, 5.0 rebounds and 8.0 assists in three games last week. Portland won all three of those contests, which surely went a…

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Nurkić On Return To Denver: 'The Story Is Over. I Have A New Story'

January 22, 2018

A few weeks shy of the one-year anniversary since he was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers from the Denver Nuggets in February 2017, center Jusuf Nurkić is set to make his first return to the Mile High City Monday night when the Blazers visit the Nuggets. As with any matchup against a player’s former team, the reunion adds a little extra something for Nurkić, even if wasn’t initially willing…

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Damian Lillard Named Western Conference Player Of The Week

January 22, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. (January 22, 2018) – Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard has been named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week for Week 14, it was announced today by the league.   Lillard led the Trail Blazers in scoring, assists, field goals, three-point field goals, and free throws made last week, averaging 29.3 points (52.7% FG, 52.0% 3-PT, 100% FT), 5.0 rebounds and 8.0 assists, while ranking fourth in scoring,…

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Blazers Take Win Streak On The Road To Denver

January 22, 2018

After a three-game homestand, the Portland Trail Blazers (25-21) will play seven of their next 10 games on the road starting Monday night with a tilt versus the Nuggets at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. The Trail Blazers enter Monday night’s contest having won their last three games, the most recent being a 117-108 victory versus the Dallas Mavericks Saturday night at the Moda…

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Lillard Perfect For Nearly Three Quarters In Portland's Sixth Straight Win At Home

January 21, 2018

PORTLAND — When Damian Lillard goes almost three full quarters without missing a shot from anywhere on the court, the Trail Blazers are always going to have a better than average chance of coming away with a victory. Such was the case Saturday night. The 6-3 point guard out of Weber State went 9-of-9 from the field, 7-7 from three and 2-of-2 from the free throw line before missing his…

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Rebound Orthopedics and Neurosurgery Pick to Click

January 20, 2018

Rebound has provided orthopedic and neurosurgical care in Portland and Southwest Washington for over 40 years, and are the team physicians for the Portland Trail Blazers. Today, they are the largest orthopedic and neurosurgical practice in the Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan area with five convenient clinic locations and an array of sub-specialties including orthopedics, brain and spine care, sports injuries, physiatry, and physical therapy. For more information, visit www.reboundmd.com

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Trail Blazers Close-Out Homestand Saturday Versus Dallas

January 20, 2018

Winners of five straight at Moda Center, the Portland Trail Blazers (24-21) close a three-game homestand Saturday night versus the Dallas Mavericks (15-30). The matchup is the first of first of three meetings between Portland and Dallas this season.  Portland claimed its fifth home win in a row Thursday night, beating the Indiana Pacers, 100-86, at Moda Center. Damian Lillard led all scorers with 26 points to go with eight…

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ESPN's Zach Lowe 'Likes' Shabazz Napier's 'Disappearing Act'

January 19, 2018

In his weekly installment of ’10 Things I Like And Don’t Like,’ ESPN’s Zach Lowe shone a spotlight on Trail Blazers guard Shabazz Napier and the career-high numbers he’s put up this season since forcing his way into head coach Terry Stotts’ rotation. In 39 games this season, the UConn product is averaging 10.1 points on 43% shooting from three-point range.  Napier, most notably, helped Portland go 5-2 as starting…

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Second Round Of All-Star Predictions Look Good, Not Great, For Lillard's Chances

January 19, 2018

The starters for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game were announced Thursday afternoon, and as expected, no Trail Blazers made the cut. But there’s more than one way to make an All-Star Game, and Portland point guard Damian Lillard still stands a chance of making the Western Conference roster via coaches vote, which will be announced Tuesday, January 23. But until then, here’s how various members of the national media would…

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