Aldridge, Blazers pull away from Thunder in fourth

LaMarcus Aldridge scores 27 points, Trail Blazers rally to beat Thunder 106-89

      
 

 

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Blazers beat Thunder 106-89 with big 4th quarter (Yahoo Sports)

PORTLAND, OR - OCTOBER 29: LaMarcus Aldridge #12 of the Portland Trail Blazers shoots against the Oklahoma City Thunder on October 29, 2014 in Portland, OR. (Photo by Cameron Browne/NBAE via Getty Images)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge had 27 points and the Portland Trail Blazers rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the injury-depleted Oklahoma City Thunder 106-89 on Wednesday night in the season opener for both teams.


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Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Clippers 10/24/14: Video Highlights, Recap

Two of the NBA‘s best, most exciting teams squared off on Friday night when the Portland Trail Blazers met the Los Angeles Clippers in a preseason clash. Led by Damian Lillard, the Blazers had one of the league’s best offenses last season. But the Chris Paul-led Clippers had the firepower to make this a very interesting matchup. 

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Lillard leads Trail Blazers past Clippers 99-89 (Yahoo Sports)

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 24: Will Barton #5 of the Portland Trail Blazers drives to the basket against Hedo Turkoglu #15 of the Los Angeles Clippers during the game on October 24, 2014 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Juan O'Campo /NBAE via Getty Images

Based on Friday, the Portland Trail Blazers would say yes; Damian Lillard scored 18 of his 21 points in the first half, and the bench held off a fourth-quarter rally as the Trail Blazers finished their exhibition schedule with a 99-89 victory Friday against the Los Angeles Clippers. Lillard scored seven points in Portland’s 17-4 first-period run to take a 25-16 lead with 3:08 left. He also scored his team’s final seven points for a 54-46 halftime lead for the Trail Blazers (4-3).


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Rookie Randle leads Lakers past Blazers 94-86 (Yahoo Sports)

Ontario, CA- OCTOBER 22: Julius Randle #30 of the Los Angeles Lakers handles the ball against the Portland Trail Blazers at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California on October 22, 2014 . (Photo by Noah Graham /NBAE via Getty Images)

Rookie Julius Randle scored 11 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter, and Jeremy Lin added 13 points in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 94-86 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers in a preseason game Wednesday night. Wayne Ellington and Wesley Johnson scored 11 points apiece for the Lakers (3-4), who played a solid defensive game and surged in the fourth quarter despite 18 turnovers. Los Angeles won without Kobe Bryant, who sat out to rest.


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Aldridge, Lillard connect in Blazers’ 93-75 win (Yahoo Sports)

BOULDER, CO - OCTOBER 21: Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers during the game against the Denver Nuggets on October 21, 2014 at the Coors Event Center in Boulder, Colorado. (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge scored 20 points and had 11 rebounds in Portland’s 93-75 win over Denver in an exhibition game Tuesday.


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Portland Trail Blazers season preview: Player projections

This is the third and final installment of our Portland Trail Blazers season preview. In the first two articles we took a look at the Blazers’ general roster and their potential standing in the Western Conference. Now I will give an overview of each player that will potentially be in the starting five and some key reserve players that will have a big affect off the bench.
The potential starters
Damian Lillard: While many players struggle during their second season, Lillard found a way to thrive. He averaged 20. 7 points and 5.6 assists per game last season. He hit the game winning shot to put the Blazers past the Rockets in the first round of the playoffs last year. Even if  Lillard’s numbers stayed the same this year, he would still be looking at having another great season. However I do expect Lillard’s 2.4 turnovers per game to decrease to 1-1.5 turnovers per game. If he is maintaining more procession and getting the ball to teammates more often, then scorers like LaMarcus Aldridge, Wesley Matthews

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Portland Trail Blazers vs. Denver Nuggets 10/21/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The Portland Trail Blazers looked to continue their strong preseason against the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night. The Blazers’ explosive offense faced a tough test from the deep Nuggets roster, who were capable of matching Portland’s potent attack.

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Predicting the Good, the Bad and the Ugly for the 2014-15 Portland Trail Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers will look to build upon last year’s run to the second round of the postseason and compete deep into the Western Conference playoffs this season. Can Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge help the Blazers take the next step?

Jay Allen of Fox Sports Radio 620 joins Stephen Nelson to predict the good, the bad and the ugly for the upcoming season in Rip City in the video above.

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Maccabi Haifa vs. Portland Trail Blazers 10/17/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The Portland Trail Blazers looked to score a big preseason win on Friday against Israeli side Maccabi Haifa.

Portland’s explosive offense has looked good all preseason, but the Blazers faced a tough test from the Israeli powerhouse.

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