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Forget Ferrari: The hot rides for sports stars are fuel-efficient
The Pro Athlete Stereotypea wouldn't be complete without ladies, liquor, and luxury cars.
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Harden trying to be better in Game 2 against Blazers
APRIL 20: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets shoots against the Portland Trail Blazers in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs on April 20, 2014 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.
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The Miami Herald
Jerry Brewer: A trace of Seattle in the NBA playoffs
The NBA playoffs, a two-month marathon party, have begun. Once again, Seattle isn't invited, and even if it were, we'd probably bring Brussels sprouts and prune juice to the shindig.
Tue Apr 22, 2014
LaMarcus Aldridge Tells Dan Patrick That Dwight Howard's Talent Hasn't Dwindled
Portland Trail Blazers big man LaMarcus Aldridge will be an expert on Dwight Howard by the end of his first-round series against the Houston Rockets .
Medford Mail Tribune
Ready for encore
A day after etching his name in Portland's record books with a franchise playoff-record 46 points in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series against Houston, LaMarcus Aldridge was already looking forward.
Mon Apr 21, 2014
Lake Show Life
Playoff Notes: Officiating, Toughness & Dwight Howard
Apr 20, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard walks onto the court during overtime against the Portland Trail Blazers in game one during the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center.
The Miami Herald
Houston's Beverley cleared for Game 2
Myles Chefetz does a tasting in the kitchen at Prime Fish with chef Todd Zimmer, April 14, 2014.
Sir Charles in Charge
2014 NBA Playoffs: What we learned from the opening weekend
Apr 20, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge dribbles the ball during the fourth quarter as Houston Rockets forward Terrence Jones defends in game one during the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center.
Fatal stabbing in Everett
A lottery is being held this week for 334 licenses the state of Washington plans to issue for the recreational marijuana stores.
Sun Apr 20, 2014
LaMarcus Aldridge Already Proving His True Value in 2014 NBA Playoffs
It's a testament to the nature of sports and athletes in general that LaMarcus Aldridge will probably only be thinking about his sixth and final foul after the Portland Trail Blazers ' 122-120 victory in Game 1 of their playoff series against the Houston Rockets .
Quick: Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard provides the biggest answer to his career -- he...
In a career where he continues to answer every question before him, Damian Lillard on Sunday provided his biggest answer yet: The Blazers have stolen homecourt advantage from Houston in this best-of-seven series, in large part because the second-year point guard, playing in his first playoff game, had 31 points, nine rebounds, five assists and just ... (more)
Blazers vs. Rockets Game 1: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction
The Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets square off in what could be the most entertaining series of the first round.
Trail Blazers Playoffs: How deep will this team go?
Last September the Trail Blazers sat through an assembly line of portrait sessions during annual media day.
Sat Apr 19, 2014
Remembering the 1996 Sonics, through 3 coaches in NBA playoffs
Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey guided his team to a franchise-record 48 victories in his third season.
Trail Blazers-Rockets matchups: Robin Lopez vs. Dwight Howard offers contrast in style, status
When Dwight Howard announced to the world he was ready for the 2014 NBA Playoffs, he did so with flair and bravado, bantering about championships and superheroes.
Rockets' Terrence Jones excited for playoffs even as he faces...
Terrence Jones is in his second NBA season, but he'll get his first real taste of the playoffs Sunday when he starts at power forward for Houston in its first-round series opener against his hometown team, the Trail Blazers.
Lillard Looks to First Postseason With Portland
Last season Lillard ran away with the league's Rookie of the Year race, leading all first-year players with a 19-point scoring average.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
Trail Blazers-Rockets: Wesley Matthews vs. James Harden, who wins the matchup?: Poll
For Wesley Matthews and the Trail Blazers , winning the matchup against James Harden won't necessarily mean shutting down the Houston Rockets' bearded All-Star guard.
Rip City Project
Portland Trail Blazers Playoffs - How Much Will Health Matter?
Dec 12, 2013; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard has his shot blocked as he drives to the basket on Houston Rockets power forward Dwight Howard and point guard Patrick Beverley during the fourth quarter of the game at the Moda Center.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Trail Blazers-Rockets matchups: Strengths of Damian Lillard and Patrick Beverley collide...
But behind the bravado and name-calling between Portland point guard Damian Lillard and his Houston counterpart, Patrick Beverley, lies a substantive matchup that could very well dictate this first-round playoff series.