1. Greg Oden is Out for the Season

    More to come later this morning, here's the release from the team: GREG ODEN SIDELINED WITH FRACTURED LEFT PATELLA PORTLAND, Ore .: Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden fractured his left patella, an MRI confirmed tonight...

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  2. Game 20: Blazers vs. Rockets, 7:00pm CSN

    There is a lot of uncertainty when it comes to the Blazers starting line-up and even who will play tonight. So I'll do my best here. Houston Rockets coverage at Rockets Buzz and The Dream Shake...

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  3. Portland Coach Nate McMillan To Undergo Surgery

    Nate McMillan will have to miss some games on the Portland bench. McMillan will undergo surgery to repair a ruptured right Achilles tendon. The surgury is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 7...

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  4. FRYE-day Stats Dump: Channing Frye Putting Up Good Numbers For Phoenix Suns

    Why the Channing Frye title? I guess because I like the guy and am happy for his success in Phoenix. Another possible explanation: I want to be distracted from the Blazers. Frye's new situation has him running the court and launching three pointers...

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  5. Civil War Hangover: Bucket of Links

    Adrian Wojnarowski is hearing that the Blazers are looking for a forward ...and Andre Miller might be trade bait. Travis Outlaw returns to Portland , and even though he won't play until March, his presence is definitely a positive...

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  6. Blazer Distractions

    The Blazers are currently in the midst of a three-game losing streak with three ugly losses in the last week (two of those at home)...

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  7. Miami 107, Portland 100: Trail Blazers Continue Slide

    BOX SCORE Don't let the final score fool you, the Blazers got crushed again. By the Heat. In Portland. Let's just get through this recap the best we can. LaMarcus Aldridge sat out nursing a banged knee...

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  8. Game 20: Blazers vs. Heat, 7:00 p.m. KGW

    Thanksgiving weekend wasn't exactly the relaxing and happy time it should have been in Portland. For fans, players and everyone else involved, it became a subtle finger-pointing session, following back-to-back losses against Memphis and Utah...

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  9. Petteri Koponen Watch: The Joy of Pepsi Cola Edition

    Our man in Finland, Hippo, checks in with the latest on The Finnagler. Hey, Luke Jackson sighting. Also, happy Finnish Independence Day to everyone. We get the day off from work for that, right? I will assume yes...

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  10. Portland Trail Blazers Host Civil War Night: Is That Really a Good Idea?

    I just got a heads up that the Portland Trail Blazers are hosting a Civil War Night tomorrow at the Rose Garden. Highlights include Beaver on Duck crime during time-outs, people wearing orange ...

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  11. Brandon Roy, the Portland Trail Blazers, and Struggle

    These are interesting times in Rip City. The Blazers, still young, have all the talent to become an elite team. We all see that. The enormity of this team's potential is a major reason for our instant frustration when they struggle...

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  12. Game 19: Blazers 92, Jazz 108

    Well, usually this would be a recap filled with four-letter expletives and multiple call-outs, but it's hard to get too mad about this loss because it was par for the course. Weak Blazer defense, stagnant offense, too many jump-shots, yada yada yada...

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  13. The Black Friday Debacle: The Blazers Love to Shop

    Many fans were puzzled as they watched last night's game vs. Memphis as to why the Blazers were sleepwalking through the first half. The effort was not there, and the 31-2 run by the Grizzlies didn't seem to even piss off any of the players...

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  14. Game 19: Blazers @ Jazz, 6:00pm

    The Blazers get a chance to right the ship in Utah after the Black Friday debacle last night against the Grizzlies. Utah Jazz coverage at True Blue Jazz ...

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  15. Blazers-Grizzlies: Portland Can't Overcome Long Midgame Drought

    BOX SCORE If NBA games had a fifth period, the Blazers might have been able to pull this game out. Then again, there's no reason to believe the Grizzlies would have stopped having an answer for every Portland comeback attempt...

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  16. Game 18: Blazers vs. Grizzlies, 7:00 PM CSN

    Memphis Grizzlies coverage at 3 Shades of Blue . Blazers Analysis Grizzlies PG I still haven't seen what I expected to see out of Mike Conley. Towards the end of last season he seemed to be rounding into a good point guard in the NBA...

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  17. Giving Thanks

    ’s record: 12-5 (.706) Opponents: 100-148 (.403) Opponents has beaten: 60-122 (.329) We all have things to be thankful for. I'm adding the "Portland Trail Blazers early season schedule" to the list...

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  18. Bill Simmons on Portland

    I just checked out Bill Simmons' mailbag and found this juicy tidbit regarding his trip to Portland: Q: Did your book tour include a stop at the Rose Garden for Pistons-Blazers last week? I hope you checked out the way the Garden treats Greg Oden...

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  19. Blazers vs. Nets, 7 P.M. CSN

    The Blazers take on the 0-14 New Jersey Nets tonight at the Rose Garden. To be fair, the Nets have been without their star PG Devin Harris for most of the season and Courtney Lee (just returned ...

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  20. Game 16: Blazers 122, Bulls 98

    Well now that was a pleasant victory. Portland shot lights out at home and our bigs were dominant against a physically inferior Chicago Bulls team...

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  21. Busta's NBA Bucket of Links

    According to Freeman, Nate has a new plan for Oden when it comes to the two fouls and you're out rule. Imagine that. Dwight Jaynes talks about why Andre Miller is getting thrown under the bus ...

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  22. The Periodic Table of Portland Trail Blazers

    (Click for larger version ) We're into week five of the "Andre Miller Experiment" and a lot has been made about team chemistry...

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  23. Petteri Koponen Watch: What does he have against Dee Brown Anyway Edition

      Hippo checks in with the latest on Koponen. This time there is no lack of offensive production to defend. Thanks Dee Brown! Game pic here . Box score here . Jubilant Finns celebrating here ...

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  24. Blazers-Bulls: LaMarcus Aldridge and Greg Oden Will Own the Floor

    Chicago Bulls coverage at By the Horns. Blazers Analysis Bulls PG With Portland's three-guard lineup likely dead, it will be Steve Blake facing off against Derrick Rose at point...

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  25. Blazers-T'Wolves: Portland Picks One Up Over Minnesota, 106-78

    Due to college football and social obligations, I wasn't able to watch last night's game until this morning. Overall, it went as expected but their were some key changes and excellent developments to speak of...

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