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5 hrs ago | Rip City Project

NBA Playoffs: Trail Blazers & Rockets - Experience Breakdown

Jan 20, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Portland Trail Blazers power forward LaMarcus Aldridge controls the ball during the third quarter as Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard defends at Toyota Center.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Portland Tribune

BLAZERS: Who needs sleep? Not Wesley Matthews

The Trail Blazers are back in the NBA playoffs for the first time in two years. And, with Game 1 in Houston on Sunday, Portland guard Wesley Matthews is getting even less sleep than usual.

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Houston Chronicle

Rockets get 25th pick in first round

The NBA broke ties in the draft order on Friday, with the Rockets slotted to have the 25th pick of the draft.

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

NBA Western Conference First Round Preview - "...

Note: This is a seattlepi.com reader blog. It is not written or edited by the P-I.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Oregonian

Quick: Is Paul Allen waiting to see Trail Blazers' playoff success before rewarding Terry...

Terry Stotts is 87-77 in two years in Portland, including a 54-28 record this season.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Oregonian

Trail Blazers 110, Los Angeles Clippers 104: Beyond the box score

The Trail Blazers defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 110-104 Wednesday night at the Moda Center, claiming a win in the final game of the regular season.

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OregonLive.com

Trail Blazers links: Could Portland be a playoff dark horse?

DREXLER: It gives the Rockets a level of confidence, but the playoffs are totally different from the regular season.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Oregonian

For Trail Blazers, everything, including finale vs. Clippers, pointed toward preparing for...

When the Trail Blazers beat Golden State on Sunday, they clinched a matchup against Houston in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

OregonLive.com

Trail Blazers dismiss 'injury curse' with history-making healthy season

Nicolas Batum was so incredulous, so annoyed, that anyone would dare discuss such a thing at such a time, he refused to dignify the query with an answer.

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Rip City Project

Preview: Portland Trail Blazers Playoff Tickets

No one expected the Trail Blazers to be in the 2014 playoffs, but Terry Stotts brought Portland to the postseason in just his second year with the team.

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OregonLive.com

Trail Blazers defeat Golden State Warriors: Odds and ends

It's the first time the Blazers have finished among the top five since 2008-09, when they also played the Rockets in the first round of the playoffs.

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OregonLive.com

Quick: Will Sunday's shaky play of Damian Lillard be held as an...

Damian Lillard went 3-for-13 from the field and had 13 points, five assists and three turnovers in Sunday's 119-117 victory over Golden State.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Oregonian

Trail Blazers sweep Jazz for first time in franchise history, 111-99: Beyond the box score

April 11, 2014 - Portland Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews after hitting a 3-pointer as the Portland Trail Blazers face the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena.

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SLC Dunk

Jazz Jam Session: The Portland Trailblazers are more legit than MC Hammer right now

Game #79: Portland Trail Blazers @ Utah Jazz EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, UT April 11, 2014 -- 7:00 pm MT TV: ROOT Sports -- RADIO: 1280 am / 97.5 fm It's time to Jam.

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NOLA.com

Ceiling is high for New Orleans Pelicans' Tyreke Evans if he...

New Orleans Pelicans forward Tyreke Evans drive past Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker and Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic for a shot jump shot in the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Wednesday April 9, 2014.

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Blazers Edge

Portland Trail Blazers: Defense, Improved Players, LaMarcus Aldridge at Center

The Blazer's Edge Mailbag tackles multiple questions about defense, considers the merits of LaMarcus Aldridge at center, and talks Most Improved Trail Blazers.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Oregonian

World Team prepares to face Team USA at 2014 Nike Hoop Summit: Photos

The World Select Team, a collection of the best international youth basketball talent from around the globe, is preparing to take on a group of the highest-rated high school basketball stars from the United States at the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit .

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

Sports Network

Blazers end homestand versus Kings

The Portland Trail Blazers can still improve their playoff positioning and will try to do just that Wednesday night when they conclude a three-game homestand against the Sacramento Kings.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

Blazers Edge

Should Blazers Coach Terry Stotts Cut Rotation For Playoffs?

Rob Mahoney of SI.com wonders whether Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts should cut his rotation for the playoffs with an eye towards improving the team's defense.

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OregonLive.com

New statistic, real plus-minus, aims to show NBA players full impact

March 11, 2014 - Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph shoots over Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge as the Portland Trail Blazers face the Memphis Grizzlies at the FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee.

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