Blazer Banter http://blogs.columbian.com/blazer-banter Get the scoop from on the court and off for the Portland Trail Blazers. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:23:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 Joel Freeland “Felt Great” Wednesday After Missing 29 Games http://blogs.columbian.com/blazer-banter/2014/04/16/joel-freeland-felt-great-wednesday-after-missing-29-games/ http://blogs.columbian.com/blazer-banter/2014/04/16/joel-freeland-felt-great-wednesday-after-missing-29-games/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:23:22 +0000 http://blogs.columbian.com/blazer-banter/?p=3223
  Portland Trail Blazers big man Joel Freeland made his long-awaited return to the court in the Blazers 110-104 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday. Freeland said that he felt great after the game and that he was actually in condition than he anticipated. “I was actually not as tired as I thought […]]]>
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NBA Playoffs: Blazers vs. Rockets Complete First Round Schedule http://blogs.columbian.com/blazer-banter/2014/04/16/nba-playoffs-blazers-vs-rockets-first-round-schedule/ http://blogs.columbian.com/blazer-banter/2014/04/16/nba-playoffs-blazers-vs-rockets-first-round-schedule/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 03:41:53 +0000 http://blogs.columbian.com/blazer-banter/?p=3217
NBA Playoffs: Blazers vs. Rockets Complete First Round Schedule

The NBA released the full schedule for the First Round of the Playoffs and the Blazers-Rockets series shakes out with Game 1 on Sunday and Game 2 in Houston in Wednesday. Games 3 and 4 will be in Portland on Friday and next Sunday. Here’s the full schedule from the league in local and Eastern […]]]>
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Video: Damian Lillard Interviewed By Gary Payton http://blogs.columbian.com/blazer-banter/2014/04/16/video-damian-lillard-interviewed-by-gary-payton/ http://blogs.columbian.com/blazer-banter/2014/04/16/video-damian-lillard-interviewed-by-gary-payton/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:12:51 +0000 http://blogs.columbian.com/blazer-banter/?p=3213 http://blogs.columbian.com/blazer-banter/2014/04/16/video-damian-lillard-interviewed-by-gary-payton/feed/ 0 Blazers Game 1 Vs. Houston Scheduled For Sunday http://blogs.columbian.com/blazer-banter/2014/04/16/blazers-game-1-vs-houston-scheduled-for-sunday/ http://blogs.columbian.com/blazer-banter/2014/04/16/blazers-game-1-vs-houston-scheduled-for-sunday/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:05:27 +0000 http://blogs.columbian.com/blazer-banter/?p=3210
Blazers Game 1 Vs. Houston Scheduled For Sunday

The NBA released the Game 1 schedule for all their playoff series that begin this weekend. The Blazers will begin their playoff series against the Houston Rockets on Sunday April 20 at 6:30 PDT on TNT and locally available on KGW. The rest of the schedule is expected to be released when all other playoff […]]]>
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Clippers’ Blake Griffin Suspended For Wednesday Game Vs. Portland http://blogs.columbian.com/blazer-banter/2014/04/16/clippers-blake-griffin-suspended-for-wednesday-game-vs-portland/ http://blogs.columbian.com/blazer-banter/2014/04/16/clippers-blake-griffin-suspended-for-wednesday-game-vs-portland/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:12:37 +0000 http://blogs.columbian.com/blazer-banter/?p=3207
Clippers’ Blake Griffin Suspended For Wednesday Game Vs. Portland

Los Angeles Clippers forward received his 16th technical foul of the season in their 117-105 win against the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday. As a result of the 16th technical, Blake Griffin will be suspended for one game without pay, which he will serve on Wednesday against the Trail Blazers. The announcement was made by the […]]]>
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Reports: Houston Rockets To Sign Center Josh Powell For Playoffs http://blogs.columbian.com/blazer-banter/2014/04/15/reports-houston-rockets-to-sign-center-josh-powell-for-playoffs/ http://blogs.columbian.com/blazer-banter/2014/04/15/reports-houston-rockets-to-sign-center-josh-powell-for-playoffs/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:51:23 +0000 http://blogs.columbian.com/blazer-banter/?p=3198
Reports: Houston Rockets To Sign Center Josh Powell For Playoffs

  UPDATE 9:17 PDT 4/16: Jonathan Feigan of the Houston Chronicle reports on twitter that the Rockets have made the Powell signing official. Mark Berman of FOX 26 in Houston reports that the Houston Rockets will sign center Josh Powell before the playoffs. Berman writes: Center Josh Powell is in Houston on Tuesday for his physical […]]]>
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VIDEO: Damian Lillard Stars Foot Locker x adidas “No Rings” Commercial http://blogs.columbian.com/blazer-banter/2014/04/15/video-damian-lillard-stars-foot-locker-x-adidas-no-rings-commercial/ http://blogs.columbian.com/blazer-banter/2014/04/15/video-damian-lillard-stars-foot-locker-x-adidas-no-rings-commercial/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:28:43 +0000 http://blogs.columbian.com/blazer-banter/?p=3196 http://blogs.columbian.com/blazer-banter/2014/04/15/video-damian-lillard-stars-foot-locker-x-adidas-no-rings-commercial/feed/ 0 Rockets Secure Home Court Advantage Vs. Blazers In Playoffs http://blogs.columbian.com/blazer-banter/2014/04/14/rockets-secure-home-court-advantage-vs-blazers-in-playoffs/ http://blogs.columbian.com/blazer-banter/2014/04/14/rockets-secure-home-court-advantage-vs-blazers-in-playoffs/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 03:01:48 +0000 http://blogs.columbian.com/blazer-banter/?p=3192
Rockets Secure Home Court Advantage Vs. Blazers In Playoffs

With a 104-98 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night, the Houston Rockets secured home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs against the Portland Trail Blazers. The win clinches the 4th seed for the Rockets and the Blazers are now guaranteed to finish in fifth place in the Western Conference […]]]>
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Trail Mix: Lillard’s Big adidas Deal, Olshey Interview And Home Court http://blogs.columbian.com/blazer-banter/2014/04/14/trail-mix-lillards-big-adidas-deal-olshey-interview-and-home-court/ http://blogs.columbian.com/blazer-banter/2014/04/14/trail-mix-lillards-big-adidas-deal-olshey-interview-and-home-court/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:17:22 +0000 http://blogs.columbian.com/blazer-banter/?p=3189 Trail Mix: Lillard’s Big adidas Deal, Olshey Interview And Home Court
It was reported that Damian Lillard was going to opt out of his current shoe deal with adidas. Lillard’s agency, Goodwin Sports confirmed that the point guard agreed to an extension with adidas. USA Today’s Sam Amick reports that Lillard’s deal is only behind Derrick Rose (adidas) and LeBron James (Nike) in size: While the […]]]>
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Blazers Move Up In Final Regular Season Power Rankings http://blogs.columbian.com/blazer-banter/2014/04/14/blazers-move-up-in-final-regular-season-power-rankings/ http://blogs.columbian.com/blazer-banter/2014/04/14/blazers-move-up-in-final-regular-season-power-rankings/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:07:40 +0000 http://blogs.columbian.com/blazer-banter/?p=3186
Blazers Move Up In Final Regular Season Power Rankings

Last night’s Blazers-Warriors game may have been the game of the year in the NBA and as the Blazers survived, going 3-0 on the week, they were rewarded by the power rankers. ESPN.com’s Marc Stein moved Portland up five spots from 12 to 7 in his final rankings: Going 8-1 since getting LaMarcus Aldridge back […]]]>
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