1. Going the Last Mile: Blazers Image Makeover Now Complete

    After carefully maintaining a classy image for the first two decades of existence, the Blazer franchise lost their way somewhere in the 1990s...

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  2. Lakers-Blazers: Portland Strikes Fools Gold Yet Again

    The first quarter of the Blazer-Laker game looked promising for Portland fans. It was largely set up by recent games. LaMarcus Aldridge has been on a tear recently. He regularly has dropped in 20 or more points and shot better than 50%...

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  3. Portland Trail Blazers: 2008 Worth the Wait...Unless You're Greg Oden

    The Portland Trailblazers have already selected and been pushing their 2008 advertising slogan. "2008:Worth the Wait"...

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  4. The NBA Goes Dr. Seuss: Spare Us the Cute Headlines

    With Horton Hears a Who (2008) in the theatres it seems sports writers, editors, and talking heads have all elected to take a run at being the Dr. Seuss of sports...

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  5. Portland Trailblazers: Who Needs Stars?

    After watching LaMarcus Aldridge go down with an ankle sprain in Seattle the Blazers saw Brandon Roy take a groin injury in the second period against Washington. Lacking their 2 best scorers they faced a formidable task against the Washington Wizards...

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  6. The Intelligent Fan: How to Enjoy the Coaches in the Stands

    Joel Przybilla boxed out Shaquille O'Neal which allowed LaMarcus Aldridge to come off the weak side and snatch the rebound away from Martell Webster. He spun and found Steve Blake out by the three-point line...

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  7. Portland Trail Blazers, Greg Oden: Getting a Leg Up on Next Year

    It took about 37.2 seconds for the news to flash across Portland."Hey, did you hear? Greg Oden practiced with the team yesterday! Now, on a less important note, the governor of New York resigned when allegations surfaced...

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  8. Will Plantar Fasciitis Plant LaMarcus Aldridge on the Pine?

    LaMarcus Aldridge is on track to be a stud power forward for the Portland Trailblazers for many years to come. He has shown the ability for the occasional spectacular blocked shot or key steal ...

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  9. Blazers-Celtics: Oh, We Are Supposed to Shoot BEFORE the Clock Expires?

    As the Blazers were running out to a 32-16 first quarter lead, the Rose Garden was rocking. As every time-out was greeted with a standing ovation by the ecstatic fans, I turned to my wife and said, "They are going to lose this one...

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  10. Trail Blazers-SuperSonics: Of Bad Offense and Worse Opponents

    Due to work and other life circumstances I had kind of lost touch with Portland. I was vaguely aware they were on a losing streak and were struggling mightily...

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  11. NBA Blues: Fans Come for the Game...But Cheer for the Specatcle

    On the floor are some of the best athletes in the world. Men like Kevin Durant and Travis Outlaw have size, strength, speed and leaping ability that is almost unbelievable. Brandon Roy has creativity seldom seen in Portland since the Clyde Drexler days...

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  12. The Suns are all Shaq'd Up

    If ESPN is correct, the Phoenix Suns have acquired Shaquille O'Neal providing he passes a physical. "All" they had to give up was Shawn Marion...

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  13. Memphis throws in the Towel

    When ESPN discussed a trade wherein Portland would give up Travis Outlaw, Channing Frye, and Jarrett Jack to acquire Devin Harris from Dallas, there was a lot of antipathy for the deal...

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  14. Humor Bowl XLII: What Would Bill Parcells Do?

    In a recent interview, Coach Bill Belichick was asked to give a review of his game plan. His comments, which follow, were quite illuminating: We are going to try to get a slow start with a 7-10 point deficit early in the game...

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  15. Cleveland-Portland: Roy not yet in James' Class

    When LaMarcus Aldridge dropped in an easy jumper to give the Blazers an 11-point lead with 4:26 to go in the game, I felt like a genius. LeBron James was 9-for-23 from the field and scored 26 points...

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  16. Cleveland Cavaliers (24-19)-Portland Trailblazers (26-18): An Individual vs. a Team

    Prior to the season when our group of season ticket holders got together to draft our tickets there were only a handful of games I had on my "I really want to see this game" list...

    Drew Barton Written by Drew Barton about over 6 years ago 517 reads 2 comments

  17. Portland Trail Blazers Squeeze Out Win Over Atlanta Hawks

    I admit it—I was wrong. I figured the Portland Trail Blazers would win this game against the Atlanta Hawks easily by 10+ points. This one should be a blowout, a laugher. And it almost was...

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  18. Rockets-Trail Blazers: Houston Notches 89-79 Win

    Going into the game, it looked bad for Portland. In fact, in my preview I said, "With that said, tired legs make it hard to go after the rebounds aggressively and Houston is pretty solid on the boards...

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  19. Preview 23-19 Houston at 25-17 Portland

    At the beginning of the year some people were talking Title aspirations for Houston. Then they suffered a multitude of injuries including to McGrady and Ming...

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  20. Surprising Trailblazers: The Pack Factor

    It would be interesting to see how many Blazer fans remember Robert Pack. Signed as an undrafted free agent, he played in 72 games back in the '91-'92 season...

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  21. Portland 81, New Orleans 96

    Early in the game Portland was toasting New Orleans. Blake and Aldridge were hitting everything in sight, they were about even on the boards, and were protecting the ball. Meanwhile, New Orleans was struggling to score...

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  22. Portland 111, Atlanta 109

    This was a game I thought Portland had to have. They needed to go at least 3-4 for this road trip to be a success. They already lost a winnable game to Orlando and another to Toronto...

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