1. The Gambler: vs. Indiana

    Opponent: Indiana Pacers Line: -6.5 Gambler's Record: 21-22-1 George Michael: "That's Ann. She's my girlfriend." George Sr.: "Her?" George Michael: "Yeah... she's really funny." George Sr...

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  2. Game 64: Blazers vs. Pacers

    Indiana Pacers coverage at Indy Cornrows . Blazers Analysis Pacers PG Behind all of the Nicolas Batum hype of late, Andre Miller has been quite good himself. His only lackluster game was the blowout in Minnesota ...

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  3. Portland Trailblazer Small Forward Nicolas Batum Finally Allowed to Flourish

      One of my most fervent convictions this season has been that SF Nicolas Batum deserves to start every single game over Martel Webster...

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  4. Portland's Game 63: Blazers 103, Grizzlies 93

    There would be no late game let down against Memphis tonight. After seeing Portland blow a lead against Memphis back on January 5, tonight was a different story. They hung on with defense and heart to force Memphis even further back in the playoff hunt..

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  5. The NBA Gambler: At Memphis

    Opponent: Memphis Grizzlies Line: -1.0 Gambler's Record: 20-22-1 Guy #1: "We should run down there and screw one of those sheep...

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  6. Portland Trail Blazers to Use 15th Roster Spot on Travis Diener?

    According to the Twitter account of Adrian Wojnarowski , The Portland Trail Blazers are rumored this morning to have signed point guard Travis Diener, who was waived by the Indiana Pacers ...

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  7. 2010 Best Picture Nominees (Portland Trail Blazer Style)

    In honor of the Academy Awards on Sunday, I decided to take a look at the 10 movies up for Best Picture this year and give them a Portland Trail Blazer twist...

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  8. Marcus Camby Important but Not a Difference Maker

    The first time I tried to write this, Camby suddenly went down with a sprained ankle and I was left pondering whether I need to go sacrifice a goat to rid this pitiful team of its damned Curse of the Center...

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  9. Weekend Recap, At Chicago and Minnesota

    After starting out the current 5-game road trip with two victories, the Blazers went into Chicago on Friday and Minnesota tonight for a winnable back-to-back to go 4-0 on the trip...

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  10. Blazers-Wolves Q&A with TWolves Blog

    TWolves Blog writer Dave Kelsey was kind enough to answer some of my questions in preparation for tonight's GAME OF THE DECADE going down between Portland and Minnesota at the Target Center...

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  11. Petteri Koponen Watch: Where Do We Go From Here? Edition

    No word on how Koponen is copin'-in (ha) with Team Finland getting clubbed like some Saimaa Ringed Seal pups on the ice by Team U-S-A. Thanks to Hippo, we do know that Koponen has solidified his place as one of the top guards in Italian Serie A...

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  12. Game 61: Blazers @ Bulls

    Chicago Bulls coverage at By the Horns. Blazers Analysis Bulls PG Derrick Rose has been tremendous in his sophomore season for the Bulls. He began the season a little slow, but in the last three months, he's been amazing...

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  13. Thursday Afternoon Bucket of Links

    Ben at Blazer's Edge highlights the hearing yesterday on the Comcast and Blazers television situation. Ben also got an interview with former Bush senior staffer Brad Blakeman...

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  14. Game 60: Blazers 101, Raptors 87

    So much for Rudy being unhappy. Well, at least for one game. With the assistance of Andre Miller, Brandon Roy and some good Blazer defense, Portland won a more difficult game on the road against the Toronto Raptors...

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  15. Rudy Fernandez's Discontent: Just Rudy Being Rudy

    Rudy Fernandez isn't having himself one of the greatest seasons ever. Injuries and lineup changes can do that to a player, which I assume is why he hasn't taken more heat for his drop in production...

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  16. Game 59: Blazers 102, Nets 93

    Sometimes a win is just a stepping stone to regaining confidence. Tonight Portland had to win a road game in New Jersey just to stop the bleeding...

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  17. The Gambler: Portland Trailblazers At New Jersey Nets-Feb. 23, 2010

    Opponent: New Jersey Nets, Line: -7.5   Gambler's Record: 20-21-1 "Cripple Fight!" -Cartman The bruised, battered and broken Trailblazers take on the anemically bad Nets...

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  18. Blazers-Nets: Preview/Predictions

      New Jersey Nets coverage at Nets Are Scorching and the Nets Daily Blog . Blazers Analysis Nets PG Despite a forgettable season, Devin Harris has played decent ball for the Nets...

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  19. Utah-Portland: Game 58, 93-89 (OT)

    You know what usually sucks about playing the Jazz? Everything. You know what usually sucks the most? That you know exactly what they will do but can’t do a thing about it...

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  20. Game 57: Celtics 96, Blazers 76

    The Portland Trail Blazers welcomed the second-best road team in the NBA to the Rose Garden Friday night for a fun and polite, recreational style, basketball contest between gentlemen...

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  21. The Gambler: Boston 2/19/10

    Opponent: Boston Celtics Line: -2.5 Gambler's Record: 20-20-1 "Dammit, Blue was old. That's what old people do. They die." -Beanie, Old School Oh Celtics, it was fun while it lasted...

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  22. Game 57: Blazers vs Celtics, 7:30pm ESPN

    Boston Celtic coverage at Celtics Hub . Blazers Analysis Celtics PG Rajon Rondo has been thoroughly impressive this season. He leads the league in steals with 2.5 spg and is 4th in the league with 9...

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  23. Game 56: Blazers 109, Clippers 87

    With so much attention being focused on the trade for Marcus Camby today, it was hard to believe there was a game tonight. The long All-Star layoff was very much the hesitation move before an explosive final stretch of the regular season for the Blazers.

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  24. Blazers/Clipper Trade: My First Reactions

    Marcus Camby will add defense in the middle, something the Blazers have struggled with recently. His presence down low will allow for other "bigs" like LaMarcus and Juwan to focus on rebounding, shot blocking, or put backs...

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  25. It's Officially Official, Marcus Camby is a Portland Trail Blazer!

    Here's the release from the Blazers: TRAIL BLAZERS ACQUIRE MARCUS CAMBY Portland sends Blake, Outlaw and cash considerations to L.A. Clippers PORTLAND, Ore...

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