Blazers Playoff Recap: Round 1, Game 5

That's game.

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NBA PLAYOFFS FIRST ROUND // GAME 5, PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS @ MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES Final Score: MEM - 99, POR - 93 To be honest, the season was over when they lost Game 3.  No one has ever come back, and when someone does, it won’t be after a pair of 15-point losses where they looked like their fingernails were getting torn out.  Or maybe it was over when they drew the Grizzlies. They’ve ...   More
Thursday, April 30, 2015 CORBIN SMITH

Blazers Playoff Recap: Round 1, Game 4

CJ and Baby Sabonis (© Shaq) pull the Blazers back from the brink.

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NBA PLAYOFFS FIRST ROUND // GAME 4, MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES @ PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS Final Score: POR - 99, MEM - 92 You'll forgive me if it seemed like they were doomed. I opened the program and saw this listed under "Tonight's Quote":"We tried to get back in the game. The crowd was into it. We never give up. We keep fighting." — Nicolas Batum, after Game 3. Was this suppose to inspire whomever read ...   More
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 CORBIN SMITH

From the Elbow #2: Not Bad Enough

The Blazers are better than expected, and that spells doom for a rookie like Meyers Leonard.


At times during the 2012-13 season, the Blazers have flirted with being a very bad team. From wire-to-wire, however, Portland has fallen right into that “too bad to make the playoffs but too good to clean up in the draft" category. And, in some ways, that’s worse. A bad team can flounder for generations in mediocrity, getting close but not all the way to pay-dirt in the wins column ...   More
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 MIKE ACKER


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