Previewing the Pre-Playoffs

Planning to watch the Trail Blazers before the playoffs? Here’s what to look for.


Culture Features
I am the ghost of Blazers past. Come with me. Together we will hurtle back to a time when the aerial tram was but an expensive blueprint. A time when you told someone you were from Portland and th   More
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 CASEY JARMAN

The Second Season

The Blazers return to the NBA playoffs for the first time since 2011. Here’s how they stay there.


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Last weekend, the Portland Trail Blazers played the best game of their surprisingly good season. Their April 13 overtime win over the Golden State Warriors and their crazy-hot shooting guard Ste   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 MIKE ACKER

Son of Blazer Commentator Mike Rice Profiled in New York Times

Mike Rice Jr., fired from Rutgers basketball, apparently knocked out his dad's tooth in a game before his wedding.

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The son of colorful Blazer color commentator Mike Rice Sr. was fired from his job as a basketball coach at Rutgers University in April of this year, after ESPN aired out footage of Mike Rice Jr.'s abusive behavior toward his players.The video showed Rice throwing basketballs at his players, along with a battery of expetives. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie—known for his oratory restraint—called ...   More
 
Saturday, November 9, 2013 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Ticket Sales No Slam Dunk for Matthew Knight Arena

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The Oregon Ducks basketball team is off to its best start in years. But even with the top ranking in the Pac-12 and seven straight wins to start the conference season, the Ducks' sterling new $200 million arena isn’t drawing the crowds quite like it expected. According to an article in the university’s Oregon Daily Emerald, Matthew Knight Arena is well below the expected revenue projections ...   More
 
Monday, February 18, 2013 by Matt Kauffman

Red Card

Jefferson Smith says he regrets acts of unsportsmanlike conduct that have gotten him banned from the court and field.


News Stories
Politics is a rough business—but it’s light duty compared to lining up against Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-Portland) on the basketball court or...   More
 
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Almost Live: March Madness Edition

Live from the Rose Garden, it's the NCAA tournament.

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We'll be liveblogging the NCAA Tournament at the Rose Garden all day, right here. While you wait, work out who to cheer for in our "Should I Cheer for this College Basketball Team" Decision Tree.UPDATE 10:51 AM: Competitive basketball is being played at the Rose Garden. Better updates soon.10:58 AM: Welcome to soggy Portland, Oregon where the Davidson College Wildcats are attempting to avenge shocking ...   More
 
Thursday, March 15, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Almost Live: Heat at Blazers (Heat Fan Edition)

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hello cyber world. testing testing hopefully this works. trevor solomon here a big miami heat fan from the seikaly pearl washington days till the championship (thanks dwayne) and to even last year when we were really close and lost out. this year feels like a mission i tell you 8 straight wins, a broken nose, and very nice lead in the east i think our heat is looking good. ok starting lineups. heats ...   More
 
Thursday, March 1, 2012 Trevor Solomon

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