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Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, right, is hugged by guard DeMar DeRozan (10) after Lowry made the game-winning basket in an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in Toronto. Toronto won 99-97. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
Erik Gundersen is the Trail Blazers beat reporter for The Columbian. He's a graduate of the Allen School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon in addition earning a degree in Spanish. He's covered the NBA for four seasons. You can also occasionally find his work on ESPN.com's NBA section for their TrueCities series. He also fist-bumped with Kanye West once. Follow @BlazerBanter on twitter for more Blazers and NBA news.