From the Elbow: That Time of Year Again

Can the Blazers avoid another historic end-of-season losing streak? Does it even matter?

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The Blazers won their final game of last season on March 22. Down in Atlanta on a Friday night, the Blazers handed the playoff bound Hawks an 11-point loss. It was the fourth game of a five-game road trip that included a win the night before against another playoff team in the Chicago Bulls, and back-to-back losses against the Bucks in Milwaukee and the 76ers in Philadelphia. That trip, ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 MIKE ACKER

Almost Live, 2011 Playoff Edition: Dallas at Portland, Game Four

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Really, ask me anything!It's nearing 2 pm on a beautiful Saturday afternoon and I'm hanging out indoors: It must be the NBA Playoffs!As must-win games go, tonight's is about the must-winniest. The Blazers don't play a lot of these afternoon home games. That should probably make fans nervous. Also, don't you think that the players that are 1,000 miles from home, isolated in their hotel rooms and ...   More
 
Saturday, April 23, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Know Your Enemy

Assessing the threat level of these international Mavericks.


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Technically, there shouldn’t be a team of “Mavericks” because the dictionary defines a maverick as “an independent individual who does not go along with a group or party.” Which sounds aw   More
 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

One More Reason to Yell at Kobe Bryant

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Here's an update to the analysis that Casey Jarman wrote in today's WW of potential Portland Trail Blazers playoff opponents in the first round: the Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant may be a bigger jerk than we feared.After tonight's games end the regular season, the Blazers will learn whether they'll be playing Dallas, Oklahoma City or the Lakers in the first round.If it's the Lakers, that should be ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 HANK STERN

Trail Blazers Tested Tonight


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Today's WW has a piece by Casey Jarman handicapping the Trail Blazers' different playoff possibilities. Two things worthy of noting as you read his piece: tonight's game (the always-difficult second of a back-to-back on the road) against San Antonio will go a long way to determining whether the Blazers get home court advantage in the first round. And Portland better play a hell of a lot better ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 HANK STERN

Game 2: Houston V. Portland


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[youtube NYpBi1WxhtY] Even after three days, it's still painful to watch, isn't it? Yes, the Trail Blazers laid down in Game 1 against Houston, and the fact that many of us feared the Rockets would out-tough Portland doesn't make it any easier to accept. Here are five things we'd like to see happen tonight:1) Stop bitching about the refs. It's the playoffs. The ticky-tack crap that gets whistled ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 21, 2009 HANK STERN

Trail Blazers v. Houston: On to Game 3


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[youtube rAIjhWW24XM] So before Game 2 yesterday still in the throes of fan depression from Game 1, I opined on five things the Trail Blazers needed to do against Houston last night. Here's how they did. 1) Stop bitching about the refs. DONE. And look what happened, the Blazers shot and made four more free throws than Houston - coincidentally, the margin of victory. 2) Aldridge, play closer ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 HANK STERN

Game 4 Recap: Here Come The Series Post-Mortems


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[youtube FY97mLmWNJQ] With the Trail Blazers facing potential playoff death tomorrow night in Game 5 against Houston, the pundits' eulogies are starting to roll in as to why the Blazers are first-round losers. In no particular order, it's _Greg Oden's fault. No, not entirely. But even conceding some of the refs' whistles are ticky-tack, Oden's whole body language for most of this series has ...   More
 
Monday, April 27, 2009 HANK STERN

Taking A Deep Breath Before Game 6


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[youtube 3j1q6osDAEc] For all the back-and-forth over what the Trail Blazers should — or shouldn't — be doing in their first-round series against Houston, we're going to take a step back on this day off between Games 5 and 6 to employ that classic sports bromide — "putting things in perspective." Sports fans ask one of two things from our teams: 1) If you're going to be jerks, ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 HANK STERN

What Ron Artest Had To Say on His Day Off


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[youtube L4YlrkkP9SA] Houston's Ron Artest is always entertaining. In this interview between Games 5 and 6 of the Rockets-Trail Blazers series, we learn that Artest thinks Brandon Roy is better than Kobe and LeBron — but not better than some guy Artest grew up with who went to jail. And we learn what Artest thinks of Charles Barkley, as well as what Barkley thinks Artest needs to do with ...   More
 
Thursday, April 30, 2009 HANK STERN

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