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1 hr ago | BleacherReport
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 .
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1 hr ago | The Oregonian
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)
4 hrs ago | BleacherReport
The Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets square off in what could be the most entertaining series of the first round.
Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey guided his team to a franchise-record 48 victories in his third season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Western Conference is so stacked, it couldn't be considered an upset if a lower seed wins when the playoffs get started.
Trail Blazers ' center Robin Lopez has recorded 29 double-doubles, made a mockery of the franchise's "center curse" and become a linchpin to the team's unexpected success during his first season in Portland.
LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 26.8 points and 15.5 rebounds in four games this season against Houston.
When the Trail Blazers beat Golden State on Sunday, they clinched a matchup against Houston in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.
As discouraging as the news was regarding center Andrew Bogut on Monday, the Warriors did receive an encouraging development on another injury front -- ailing David Lee offered a healthy dose of the old David Lee.
Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge joined Jim Rome on his daily television program "Rome" on the CBS Sports Network Monday.