From the Elbow: The Redeem Team

A playoff series win against an old opponent fits the Blazers' season narrative quite nicely.

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The first games of the first round are in the book, and to the surprise of some, the Portland Trail Blazers were the story of the NBA playoffs’ opening weekend. The Indiana Pacers are in a tailspin, the Golden State Warriors stole home court from a Western Conference favorite L.A. Clippers (before getting blown out in Game 2) and the top overall seed, the San Antonio Spurs, needed a 15-0 run to avoid ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 by Mike Acker

Beating the Cult of Personality

The Blazers won their first playoff game in three years. You never would have known from TNT's post-game show.

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The Blazers are in the playoffs. So, in addition to regularly scheduled Blazers blog programming from Mike Acker, we've asked Janet Weiss, a huge Blazers fan whom you might know from some of her other projects, to provide post-game commentary. The Trail Blazers have no real persona. They entered the 2014 playoffs nice guys with great chemistry, guys who joke around and seem to genuinely like each ...   More
 
Monday, April 21, 2014 Janet Weiss

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

WW Liveblog: Timbers v. Sounders in the MLS Playoffs, second leg

Final score: Portland 3-2 Seattle

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Portland Timbers 3-2 Seattle Sounders(W.Johnson (pen) 29', Valeri 44', Danso 47'; Yedlin 74', E.Johnson 76')IMAGE: David BlairFINAL THOUGHTS: It wasn't even close, despite the scoreline. Darlington Nagbe hurdled across the ground fastened gyroscopically to the ball. Diego Chara's clockwork hips kept on calculating new angles through the Sounders defense. Diego Valeri's every touch caressed seconds ...   More
 
Thursday, November 7, 2013 by Alex Tomchak Scott

Playoff Contentions

Caleb Porter’s Timbers are having a breakout season. Here’s how they can keep it that way.


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For Caleb Porter, there was nowhere to go but up with the Portland Timbers. The team’s new head coach took over a dismal squad from last year and appears on track to deliver on his promise whe   More
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 GEOFF GIBSON

A Lovers' Guide to Tonight's Blazers/Wizards Game: An Almost Live Special Report

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I will not be live-blogging tonight's Blazers/Wizards Valentine's Day matchup (too busy being romantic, I'm afraid), but I didn't want to leave you empty-handed. So tonight I give you A Lover's Guide to Portland's Valentine's Day Match-up. It is aimed at the fellas, but please feel free to switch all the gender-specific terminology to suit your needs.POPPING THE QUESTIONIf your Valentine isn't as turned-on ...   More
 
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Men In The Middle

Can the Blazers finally escape the first round?


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As the Trail Blazers prepare this week for their third consecutive playoff appearance, Portland seems poised to make a push for postseason success thanks to the midseason addition of Gerald Wallace.   More
 
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Almost Live: Lakers (and their Disproportionately Douchey fans) at Blazers

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I think there's more purple and yellow in this building right now than there is black and red. Tonight feels like a tipping point, when Californians outnumber natives here in the Rose Garden. I'm worried that means riots. Not to generalize, but most Laker fans are awful, godless people who only care about being number one. You shake them up with a bunch of cynical, fashion-forward Portlanders and I ...   More
 
Friday, April 8, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Breakfast With Blazer-maniacs


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The scene outside the Rose Garden this morning looked like a refugee camp. Nothing like a chance to buy tickets for the Trail Blazers' first playoff appearance since 2003 to get people to sprawl out on blankets, wrap up in sleeping bags or just bundle up with layer upon layer of Blazers paraphernalia as some folks cooked breakfast on small butane stoves and drank coffee. At 9:45 AM the ...   More
 
Thursday, April 16, 2009 Shawn O'bryant

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