1. Trail Blazers Awarded a Hardship Exception

    A bit of good news thanks to the NBA and Joe Freeman of the Oregonian. The Blazers have been given a hardship exception, basically an opportunity to sign a player until one of our 4 most recent injured players return...

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  2. Portland Trail Blazers Put Away Sacremento Kings, 95-88

    Last night's game was one of those "lose-lose" situations for Portland. The Blazers should win the game with the odds stacked against Sacramento. If Portland wins, ho-hum, it's business as usual...

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  3. Chris Dudley for Governor?

    Former Trail Blazers' center Chris Dudley, who has shown political interest in the state of Oregon, may in fact be announcing his candidacy. Here's his update on Facebook: "I want to first and foremost thank you for your support and encouragement...

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  4. ESPN's Future Power Rankings UPDATED

    Remember about a month ago, when ESPN's John Hollinger and Chad Ford released the future power rankings for the NBA? Yeah, it was fun because Portland was No. 1 on that list. The talent was apparently there and the future was bright...

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  5. Game 26: Blazers vs. Kings, 7:00 p.m. KGW

    Sacramento Kings coverage at Sactown Royalty and Cowbell Kingdom. Blazers Analysis Kings PG I'd like to think that our point guards are good enough to beat the Kings group at home...

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  6. Portland Trail Blazers Ticket Raffle Is Wednesday!

    I posted this last month, but the "We Can Do Better" Blazers ticket raffle is happening Wednesday so please buy your tickets ASAP! Here's the previous post: I just got an e-mail from Matt Webber ...

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  7. The 12 Days of Christmas for the Portland TrailBlazers

      Since the beginning of this 2009/2010 season, after perusing the schedule and prognosticating beyond a reasonable amount, my eye always came to the games just before Christmas...

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  8. Petteri Koponen Watch: Out of Rhythm Edition

    Hippo logs another update on The Finnagler . Coming off of last week's high , Koponen had a little trouble finding his rhythm ...

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  9. Game 25: Bucks 108, Blazers 101- 2OT

    Box Score For the third time in four games, the Blazers were unable to finish off a road opponent, losing last night to the Bucks, 108-101...

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  10. Game 25: Blazers @ Bucks, 5:30 p.m.

    Milwaukee Bucks coverage at Brew Hoop and Bucksketball . Blazers Analysis Bucks PG This should be an interesting match-up considering what Brandon Jennings has done in his short career...

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  11. Game 24: Cleveland Cavaliers 104, Portland Trail Blazers 99

    Brandon Roy and the Trail Blazers went into Cleveland tonight and gave the Cavaliers everything they had, unfortunately it wasn't enough as the the Cavs covered a nine-point half time deficit, outlasting Portland 104-99...

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  12. Hollinger: Portland Trail Blazers No Longer a Threat out West?

    In today's PER Diem , Hollinger takes a look at why the Blazers are struggling. Surprisingly, it's more than just injuries, the startling thing is shots: Plumb the numbers further, and there's one big change we haven't talked about much: shots...

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  13. A Blazers Q and A with a Cavs Blogger

    Because it's always important to know what's going on outside of Portland, we had the pleasure of doing a Q and A with Brendan from Stepien Rules . We touch on all of the juiciest, must know questions about the Cavs...

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  14. Blazers-Cavs Preview: Game 24, 8:00 EST ESPN

    Cleveland Cavaliers coverage at Stepien Rules . Blazers Analysis Cavs PG Steve Blake is going to have issues tonight in Cleveland. He's got either Mo Williams, or Boobie Gibson, both of whom will torch Blake...

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  15. Trail Blazers-Pacers: Brandon Roy Leads Portland Past Indiana

    Box Score Despite injuries and team struggles recently, the Trail Blazers took care of a Granger-less Pacers team in Indiana, winning 102 to 91. In the short term, this is an important win...

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  16. Game 23: Blazers at Pacers, 4:00 p.m. CSN

    Indiana Pacers coverage at Indy Cornrows . Blazers Analysis Heat PG The healthiest part about this Blazer team is the depth at point guard. Nobody is perfect but every guy should be able to contribute...

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  17. Update: Rudy Fernandez's Surgery Successful, Will Miss 4-6 Weeks

    Update: The timeline for Rudy's return has been set at 4-6 weeks. The talented Blazers lineup is getting more and more depleted by the day: RUDY FERNANDEZ UNDERGOES SUCCESSFUL PROCEDURE Second-year Spaniard will be sidelined 4-6 weeks PORTLAND, Ore...

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  18. Game 22: New York Knicks 93, Portland Trail Blazers 84

    Box Score Shorthanded and struggling emotionally, Portland begins their road trip with a loss in New York City . A Blazer team that seemed so deep just a couple months ago, is now trying to ...

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  19. Nate McMillan has Successful Surgery

    It should be interesting to watch on the road trip, how the Blazer play under Dean Demopoulos. HEAD COACH NATE MCMILLAN UNDERGOES SUCCESSFUL SURGERY ON ACHILLES TENDON McMillan expected to return to bench Dec...

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  20. Q and A with a Knicks Blog

    I had the great pleasure of doing a Q and A with Lives from Knicks Fanatics . We touch on all of the usual questions that a West coaster might have for an East coaster. For my answers to his questions , head over to Knicks Fanatics ...

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  21. Petteri Koponen Watch: Independence Day Heroics Edition

    Are you still wanting a distraction from the team? I am. Thankfully Hippo has sent in an update on Petteri Koponen. The news on The Finnagler front is positive...

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  22. Game 22: Blazers at Knicks, 4:30pm CSN

    New York Knicks coverage at Knicks Fanatics . Blazers Analysis Heat PG Andre Miller has really been good for the Blazers lately, he's finding his role and working well...

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  23. Greg Oden Undergoes Successful Surgery

    Official release: GREG ODEN UNDERGOES SUCCESSFUL SURGERY ON LEFT KNEE Oden to miss remainder of 2009-10 season PORTLAND, Ore ...

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  24. Day After Reaction to Greg Oden's Injury

    When I woke up this morning, the very first thing I thought about and remembered from last night was Greg Oden's injury. It's been on my mind all day long. I've been reading reactions all day and I even watched the replay of the injury...

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  25. Blazers-Rockets: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    Box Score Last night, the Trail Blazers ended their three-game losing streak at a very steep cost. Winning 90-89 over the pesky Rockets isn't worth losing Greg Oden again, for the rest of the season...

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