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Game Notes: Two Things to Watch for in Blazers/Pelicans Game 2

Often seen as an afterthought in the Western Conference, the New Orleans Pelicans came out in game one of their series against the Portland Trail Blazers and showed that they will be a tough out over the next week and a half. Despite a bad shooting night and falling down by 19, the Blazers managed

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Damian Lillard

It’s time to give Damian Lillard the respect he deserves

Not a single reporter or expert predicted the Portland Trail Blazers to be sitting in the third seed in the Western Conference. No one saw this coming at all. A lot of their success has to do with the play of one of the best backcourts in the league today. Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum

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CJ McCollum

Society Top 50: No. 27 – CJ McCollum

Name: CJ McCollum Ranking: 27 Team: Portland Trail Blazers 2016-17 Regular Season Traditional Stats: 23.0 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 3.6 APG, 0.9 SPG, 48 FG%, 42.1 3PT%, 91.2 FT% 2016-17 Regular Season Advanced Stats: 19.9 PER, 58.5 TS%, 7.6 WS, 3.2 OBPM, -2.3 DBPM, 2.1 VORP The Breakdown If you like players that can go from 0

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JaVale McGee

Defense and JaVale McGee play hero in Warriors Game 2 victory

The debate of whether Kevin Durant should take the floor in Game 2 was the center of discussion leading up to last night’s tip-off. Should he play or should the Warriors not take a chance? Well, KD didn’t play and the Warriors still won by 29 points – go figure. This game was all about

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VIDEO: CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard combine for 75 points in Game 1 vs. Warriors

The Portland Trail Blazers fell short in their attempt of upending the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the teams’ first round playoff series on Sunday afternoon, but the dynamic backcourt of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum put on a scoring exhibition for the ages.  Lillard (34 points) and McCollum (41 points) combined to

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Portland Trail Blazers

Trail Blazers need an all-around effort to take down the Warriors

The Portland Trail Blazers have a tough uphill battle in front of them taking on the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. The multitude of Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant is a lot to deal with. While many may view the Warriors as the favorite, Damian

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Basketball Tip: Keep a hesitation in your back pocket

The hesitation is one of those moves that I believe doesn’t get enough credit in the game of basketball. We yell and holler when we see an ankle breaking crossover but a hesitation is just as embarrassing. There are multiple ways to perform a hesitation but they all share the same purpose, and that purpose

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VIDEO: Damian Lillard drops 39 points on opening night

Steve Kerr picked Damian Lillard as his early choice for MVP this season. Damian Lillard himself said he wanted to be MVP this year and he made that well known on opening night. The Portland Trail Blazers got their first win of the season against the Utah Jazz with a 113-104 victory. Lillard was hitting

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It Was A Great Run For The Portland Trail Blazers

All statistics per ESPN.com No NBA team shattered more expectations than the Portland Trail Blazers. They started the season without Wesley Matthews (Mavericks), Nicolas Batum (Hornets), LaMarcus Aldridge (Spurs), Robin Lopez (Knicks) and Aaron Afflalo (Knicks).  They were replaced by C.J. McCollum, Al-Farouq Aminu, Noah Vonleh, Mason Plumlee and Allen Crabbe. 2015-2016 looked like a

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2015-2016 Regular Season Player Rankings: Shooting Guards

All statistics per ESPN.com 10.) Khris Middleton, Milwaukee Bucks The Milwaukee Bucks were an upset this season, but Khris Middleton still put together a solid season. He improved by 4.8 points and 1.9 assists per game from last year and made 143 more three-point shots. The 24-year-old is progressing well next to the Green Freak

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