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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ICYMI: Ridiculous Jack Johnson to the Oilers Trade Scenario

I want to preface this by saying we’ve all made bad takes. Whether it’s going after a particular player in the trade market, signing a free agent or line combinations, we’ve all said something outlandish. Last night we might’ve heard one of the more incredible trade suggestions of the season — maybe of the decade. During the first intermission of the Los Angles Kings versus New York Rangers broadcast on…

January 22, 2018
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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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What Should the Canucks Do with Boeser?

The Vancouver Canucks have been a pretty entertaining team to watch this season and it’s largely due to the phenomenal play of rookie sensation, Brock Boeser. The 20-year-old Calder Trophy candidate is lighting it up this season and doing so no matter who he’s playing with, which poses a bit of a problem. With the return of Bo Horvat and Sven Baertschi to the Canucks’ lineup, the question is whether…

January 22, 2018
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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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Ducks Drill Down: Cogliano Returns, Ducks Split Rivalry Games

The Anaheim Ducks are still looking for that run of wins that will put them firmly in the playoff picture instead of on the fringe. With the team now at basically full health, if it doesn’t happen soon, there might be cause for concern. It was another week of treading water for the Ducks, as two exciting home wins were sandwiched between a pair of disappointing losses. Ducks Get Back…

January 22, 2018
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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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Sizzling Dylan Strome Dominating AHL

It was less than three years ago when Dylan Strome was selected by the Arizona Coyotes with the third-overall choice in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. However, in that short period of time, Strome’s perception as a player has seemingly transitioned from that of a top prospect to, rather, a long-term project. And, following a handful of unsuccessful stints at the NHL-level with the Coyotes, many would be quick to…

January 22, 2018
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Kirill Maksimov: A Thrilling Oilers Prospect

We’ve talked a fair bit since last June about the Edmonton Oilers and their picks from the 2017 NHL Draft. As promising as Kailer Yamamoto (22nd overall) is, this wasn’t a one trick pony draft for the Oilers. Believe it or not, after all these years of poor drafting, something looks like it’s clicking from this group. Yamamoto might be the headliner, but don’t let him overshadow the accomplishments of…

January 22, 2018
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