1. Game One Requiem: What Does Losing a Home Game Mean to the Blazers?

    I was looking for the right word to describe the first Blazer playoff game in six years. Destruction? Annihilation? Crushing? Ah, wait...I have it. Humiliation. Make no mistake, Houston came out and pummeled the Blazers beyond all recognition...

    Drew Barton Written by Drew Barton about 5 years ago 131 reads 2 comments

  2. Why The Rockets Will Not Upset the Blazers

    Over the course of the season, the records of the Houston Rockets and Portland Trailblazers were very similar. The Blazers checked in with a 54-28 record while Houston finished 53-29...

    Drew Barton Written by Drew Barton about 5 years ago 169 reads 2 comments

  3. Wake Up, Portland Blazer Fans: Phoenix Doesn't Matter

    The other night during the Blazers' matter-of-fact destruction of the hapless Memphis Grizzlies, a score flashed up on the scoreboard showing the final score in the Jazz-Suns game. Utah had won a close game in overtime, and...

    Drew Barton Written by Drew Barton about over 5 years ago 207 reads 5 comments

  4. What Travis Outlaw and Brandon Roy Showed the Fans Against the New York Knicks

    There are lessons to be learned from every NBA game. For example, anyone who doubted the ability of Mike D'Antoni to coach should learn from what he has done with the Knicks...

    Drew Barton Written by Drew Barton about over 5 years ago 151 reads 2 comments

  5. Blazers-Bobcats: LaMarcus Aldridge and Jerryd Bayless Help Portland Avenge Loss

    A couple weeks ago Portland shot 51 percent from the free throw line and gave up a game to Charlotte they should have won easily. Now Charlotte came into Portland fresh off a double-overtime win over the Lakers...

    Drew Barton Written by Drew Barton about over 5 years ago 156 reads 0 comments

  6. Brandon Roy: Thief Extraordinaire Wrecks the Wizards

    Brandon Roy went nuts against the Washington Wizards, picking off a franchise record-tying 10 balls and scoring 22, while adding seven assists and five boards...

    Drew Barton Written by Drew Barton about over 5 years ago 175 reads 1 comments

  7. LeBron James and Mo Williams torch the Blazers

    Portland started the game off well. They went in to LaMarcus Aldridge and he responded, scoring seemingly at will. But then something happened; they forgot he was having a really, really good night and elected to look for offense elsewhere...

    Drew Barton Written by Drew Barton about over 5 years ago 1,093 reads 4 comments

  8. Can Greg Oden Make Joe Freeman Shut Up?

    The Morning Oregonian, the local poor excuse for a newspaper, had an article by Joe Freeman on the Blazers progress at midseason, with the game against the Milwaukee Bucks being their 41st of the season...

    Drew Barton Written by Drew Barton about over 5 years ago 337 reads 5 comments

  9. Brandon Roy and LaMarcus Aldridge lead the Blazers to Victory over the Warriors

    It felt like the Blazers were reeling. Brandon Roy had missed four consecutive games with a mid-hamstring injury. The Blazers had scored hardly any points in the second half against the hated Lakers and gotten blown out...

    Drew Barton Written by Drew Barton about over 5 years ago 113 reads 3 comments

  10. Trail Blazers-Pistons: Travis Outlaw Returns to Fourth-Quarter Heroics

    The names are impressive. Brandon Roy. Rasheed Wallace. Richard "Rip" Hamilton. And those are just the guys who did not play in this game. The guys who did play weren't half bad either. Allen Iverson has had a Hall of Fame career and isn't done yet.

    Drew Barton Written by Drew Barton about over 5 years ago 202 reads 0 comments

  11. New Orleans Hornets overcome Cheap Shot Chandler's Ejection to Beat the Blazers

    Coming off their big win against Boston, the Blazers had every right to feel confident. Instead, the pre-game show, pre-game blogs and so forth were all talking about the danger of a let-down, calling this a trap game...

    Drew Barton Written by Drew Barton about over 5 years ago 57 reads 0 comments

  12. Trail Blazers-Celtics: Brandon Roy-less Portland Hangs Tough with Boston

    Going into the Boston Celtic game on the 30th of December, it looked very bad for Portland. Even with super-stud Brandon Roy, they managed a franchise record low 78 points against the Celtics earlier this year...

    Drew Barton Written by Drew Barton about over 5 years ago 138 reads 2 comments

  13. Roy-V-P! Brandon Roy carries the Blazers past the Raptors

    Early in the Raptor-Blazer game, it was all about the big men. The Blazers, as they often do, went to LaMarcus Aldridge...

    Drew Barton Written by Drew Barton about over 5 years ago 160 reads 2 comments

  14. Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks Ruin the Blazers' Christmas

    When Dallas took an early time out, down 10-2, the Rose Garden was rocking and it looked like the Blazers might be on their way to another home rout of a pretty good team...

    Drew Barton Written by Drew Barton about over 5 years ago 225 reads 6 comments

  15. What the Blazers Need to Do in Preparation for Their First Playoffs

    The 18-11 First Place Northwest Division record of the young Trailblazer team has surprised most expert observers, particularly when you consider they had the toughest opening schedule ...

    Drew Barton Written by Drew Barton about over 5 years ago 122 reads 0 comments

  16. Greg Oden is developing an offensive game thanks to Maurice Lucas

    Greg Oden has experienced a lot of negativity from the media. Apparently, anything short of coming out and throwing down six dunks a night, scoring 20 points, pulling down a dozen boards, and blocking three shots a night is a colossal failure...

    Drew Barton Written by Drew Barton about over 5 years ago 343 reads 1 comments

  17. Brandon Roy's 52 Leads Blazers in Victory Over Suns

    There is a simple process of determining what shots the Blazers should take. For example, this is a great shot attempt.Any time he has an opportunity, Greg Oden should feel free to attempt that...

    Drew Barton Written by Drew Barton about over 5 years ago 147 reads 4 comments

  18. Terry Porter's Jersey Retirement: Miscellaneous Memories

    His career numbers never blew anyone away. By the time he finished, Terry Porter's career average was only 12.2 points and a measly 5.6 assists per game. Those are not even All-Star numbers—much less Hall of Fame numbers when taken at face value...

    Drew Barton Written by Drew Barton about over 5 years ago 252 reads 5 comments

  19. Top 10 Things Heard on the Oklahoma Sooner Sideline on Their Win Over Missouri

    About 30 seconds into the Oklahoma-Missouri game, I noticed a pattern. So instead of watching the game, through the magic of Drew-a-Vision I started watching the Oklahoma Band leader and lip-reading...

    Drew Barton Written by Drew Barton about over 5 years ago 90 reads 0 comments

  20. Blazers-Celtics: Lessons Learned in Loss to Boston

    Blazer fans can remember back before the classic late 90s teams of Terry, Clyde, Jerome, Duck, Buck, and Uncle Cliffy when Portland were a "running team" that sometimes wouldn't run...

    Drew Barton Written by Drew Barton about over 5 years ago 176 reads 2 comments

  21. When a win isn't a win

    With the new schedule at work I have not been able to listen to or watch the last few Blazer games. I did catch the last five minutes or so of the New York game, but otherwise it has simply been post-game shows...

    Drew Barton Written by Drew Barton about over 5 years ago 336 reads 2 comments

  22. Nicolas Batum and Portland Trail Blazers Roll over Miami Heat

    The Portland fans were on pins and needles. The fading Sacramento Kings had given the Blazers everything they could handle just two nights before. Now Dwayne Wade and the much better Miami Heat were in town...

    Drew Barton Written by Drew Barton about over 5 years ago 297 reads 2 comments

  23. Dwyane Wade vs. Brandon Roy: NBA Marketing Done Right

    The numbers were hardly inspiring. 5-14 from the field, 12 points. 2-11 from the field, 8 points. Those are Basketbawful candidates for sure. But they belonged to a couple guys who are a good reason to watch their respective teams...

    Drew Barton Written by Drew Barton about over 5 years ago 954 reads 2 comments

  24. Thank Goodness the Portland Trail Blazers Didn't Land Shawn Marion

    In the offseason and preseason, Blazer fans were wildly proposing trades to fill the two biggest problem spots on the Blazer roster...

    Drew Barton Written by Drew Barton about over 5 years ago 209 reads 1 comments

  25. Blazers-Kings: Portland Wins Another Nailbiter

    A few hours before game time, we got the news—Greg Oden would make his first home start. Personally, I was a little disappointed. I believe he will be a monster and a key cog in the Blazers' title runs over the next few years...

    Drew Barton Written by Drew Barton about over 5 years ago 192 reads 0 comments