1. The Gambler: LA Clippers

    Opponent: LA ClippersLine: -6.5 Gambler's Record: 19-20-1 Paramedic: "Homer, this is never easy to say. We're going to have to saw your arms off."Homer: "They'll grow back, right?"-The Simpsons Today's trade was HUGE news...

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  2. Game 56: Blazers-Clippers, 7:00pm

    Los Angeles Clippers coverage at Clipper Blog . Blazers 31-24 Analysis Clippers 21-31 PG Baron Davis has been very streaky lately on offense. I've always felt that he too easily loses interest in a game if it's not going exactly his way...

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  3. NBA Trade Rumors: Bucher Says Camby for Blake and Outlaw Done Deal

    The rumors had been floating around all day, but to see this tweet from Ric Bucher is really something: Source says Clippers have dealt Marcus Camby for Travis Outlaw and Steve Blake. Details and deeper confirmation to follow on the mothership...

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  4. Portland Trail Blazers: The Week Ahead

    The Portland Trail Blazers barely limped into the All Star break, playing with several injured players out, untested rookies, no Brandon Roy, and registering the most games of all teams at that point of the season...

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  5. NBA All-Star: Everything but the Game

    The evening before the actual All-Star game is played is when we enjoy the highest level of basketball-related goofiness: the NBDL All-Star game, HORSE, Shooting Stars, the skills competition, the three-point shootout, and of course the dunk contest...

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  6. NBA All-Star Weekend: Why I Love It

    I’m aware that it is totally not cool to enjoy NBA All-Star Weekend. Matt Scheelar (Where has Sheed been, by the way? This “Matt” guy is an ASS.) showed as much with his informal Twitter survey...

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  7. A Roy-less All-Star Game, Do We Still Care About the Game?

    For those of you who don't know already, I went by the alias "Sheed" for the last year and a half, but my real name is Matt. I am him and he is I. Just something to keep in mind. Now, moving on to more important issues...

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  8. Game 55: Portland Trail Blazers 108, Phoenix Suns 101

    Well that game was certainly unexpected. Based on the way Portland played last night against Oklahoma City, there is no way they could hang with the Suns in Phoenix right? Wrong...

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  9. LaMarcus Aldridge Named to USA Men's National Team

    Taken from Portland's Official Web site: PORTLAND, Ore.—Portland Trail Blazers forward/center LaMarcus Aldridge was named to the 2010-2012 USA Men's National Team program, it was announced today by USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo...

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  10. NBA: The Gambler @ Phoenix

    Opponent: Phoenix Line: +9.0 Gambler's Record: 19-19-1 "You don't have the magic in you, and you never did." -GOB, Arrested Development Since I compared the Trailblazers to a doomed swordfishing boat eight games ago, they have gone 3-5...

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  11. Game 54: Oklahoma City Thunder 89, Portland Trail Blazers 77

    That was not fun. That was the main thing I kept thinking about last night as I drove home from the game and even when I woke up this morning...

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  12. The Gambler: Oklahoma City Thunder @ Portand Trailblazers

    Opponent: Oklahoma City Thunder Line: -1.5 Gambler's Record: 19-18-1 Lisa: Dad! You're sinking! Homer: Huh? Marge: Get a rope, Bart! Homer: Naw, that's OK. I'm pretty sure I can struggle my way out...

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  13. Two Blazers on a Different Trail: LaMarcus Aldridge and the Greg Oden Factor

    LaMarcus Aldridge has generated some debate this season. That happens when a player follows up signing a big contract with what can be considered lower than expected output...

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  14. T-shirt Giveaway Winners!

    Winner, winner, chicken dinner! We want to thank everyone that entered the Bust a Bucket T-shirt giveaway. In 4 days we had over a million comments...

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  15. Game 54 Preview: Portland Trailblazers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

    I would have never guessed this day would come so soon. The Portland Trail Blazers take on the Oklahoma City Thunder...and the Thunder have a better record. Pretty disappointing, but let's put it in perspective...

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  16. Petteri Koponen Watch: The NBA Awaits Edition

    Pay attention to this one, because Koponen-Blazer things could be happening. Koponen, still just 21, has established himself as one of the better combo-guards in Serie A...

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  17. Los Angeles Lakers Finally Win at Portland's Rose Garden

    Blazers Streak Ends At 9- Lakers Finally Win in the Rose Garden If there was one positive thing to take away from tonight's loss against the Lakers at the Rose Garden (yes, you read that right), ...

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  18. Brandon Roy Officially Out Through NBA All-Star Break

    Here's the release from the Trail Blazers: BRANDON ROY SIDELINED THROUGH ALL-STAR BREAK Portland guard to undergo PRP therapy on Monday PORTLAND, Ore...

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  19. Game 53: Blazers vs. Lakers

    Everybody knows the Blazers have won nine games in a row against the Lakers in the Rose Garden. It's the longest home winning streak against the Lakers in the NBA. But tonight will be Portland's toughest test during that streak against Los Angeles...

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  20. Bust a Bucket T-shirt Giveaway!

    We told you there would be giveaway! For those of you who are a little short on cash or just love to win prizes, it's your lucky day! We are giving away Bust a Bucket shirts...

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  21. Trailblazers-Spurs: A 96-93 Victory For Portland Despite Missing Brandon Roy

    Since All-star guard Brandon Roy has been injured I’ve started appreciating him in a more refined way. I had previously enjoyed Roy only for his pure awesome athletic ability; I had never ...

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  22. San Antonio Spurs-Portland Trailblazers: A Chat Among Team Bloggers

    Here at Bust a Bucket, we try our best to reach out to other NBA writers and bloggers in order to gain valuable perspective from people who, no doubt, know their team the best...

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  23. The NBA Gambler: San Antonio Spurs (28-19) @ Portland Trailblazers (29-22)

    Opponent: San Antonio Line: +2.0 Gambler's Record: 18-18-1 Rusty: "God, I'm bored!" Danny Ocean: "You look bored." Rusty: "I am bored." -Ocean's Eleven Boring. That is the Spurs in a nutshell...

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  24. Game 51: Jazz 118, Blazers 105

    Remember last year when we used to compete with the Utah Jazz? You know, we win at our place and they win at their place. Tough, down to the wire games. That hasn't been the case in three games against the Jazz this year...

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  25. The Gambler: @ Utah

    Opponent: Utah Line: +7.5 Gambler's Record: 17-18-1 "They keep pushing me and pushing me and pushing me, now I'll have no choice but to go down there... and talk to them...

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