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CJ McCollum, Trail Blazers agree to $100M extension

Jul 31, 2019 - 10:17 AM

After locking up Damian Lillard, Portland makes sure CJ McCollum will also be around as the Trail Blazers vie to contend in the Western Conference again

CJ McCollum. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)

Pau Gasol agrees to Trail Blazers deal

Jul 25, 2019 - 9:16 AM

The two-time NBA champion joins his sixth club on his 19th year in the league

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - MARCH 04: Pau Gasol #17 of the Milwaukee Bucks reacts during the first half of the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on March 04, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Stotts, Trail Blazers agree to contract extension

May 22, 2019 - 5:22 PM

At the wake of Portland's playoff exit to the Golden State Warriors, Terry Stotts gets extended as Trail Blazers coach

BREAKTHROUGH. Coach Terry Stotts says it has been his ‘most enjoyable year’ after the Trail Blazers reached the Western Conference finals appearance for the first time in 19 years. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

May 21, 2019 - 9:27 PM

The Warriors march to a historic fifth straight NBA Finals behind the triple-double performances of Stephen Curry and Draymond Green

Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors still the comeback kids: 'We find a way'

May 21, 2019 - 3:46 PM

‘We know we can cover 17 points in a matter of 3 or 4 minutes,’ says Draymond Green after the Warriors rallied from a double-digit deficit for the third straight game

WEST KINGS. The Golden State Warriors rule the Western Conference to a advance to the NBA Finals for a historic fifth straight time. Photo from Golden State Warriors Twitter

'I hope it doesn't go unnoticed,' Kerr on Warriors' historic romp

May 21, 2019 - 2:08 PM

The Warriors become the only other team to reach 5 straight NBA Finals since the Celtics in the '60s

TWIN TRIPLE-DOUBLE. Stephen Curry high fives Draymond Green after both dropped historic triple-doubles to lead the Warriors past the Trail Blazers. Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images/AFP

West champs: Warriors punch 5th straight NBA Finals ticket

May 21, 2019 - 12:04 PM

The Warriors rally yet again from 17 points down to sweep the Trail Blazers and advance to the NBA championship series

WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

May 19, 2019 - 11:00 PM

The Golden State Warriors bury the Portland Trail Blazers in a 3-0 series hole, a deficit no team in NBA playoff history has ever come back from

WEST GIANTS. Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors are one win away from another trip to the NBA Finals. Photo from NBA Stats' Twitter account (@nbastats)

Warriors push Blazers to brink, inch closer to NBA Finals

May 19, 2019 - 12:05 PM

Still without Kevin Durant, Golden State banks on Steph Curry, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson to gain a commanding 3-0 lead over Portland

TOP DOGS. Steph Curry outduels Damian Lillard as the Warriors turn back the Trail Blazers anew. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)

Enes Kanter's NBA dream could trigger diplomatic crisis

May 18, 2019 - 3:40 PM

The towering Turkish star may be frozen out of the biggest game of his life for geopolitical reason

CRITIC. Enes Kanter may be detained if he leaves the United States on charges of insulting Turkish President Erdogan. Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors weather Blazers storm, take 2-0 series lead

May 17, 2019 - 12:23 PM

The defending champions gut it out in the endgame against the Trail Blazers to come back from 17 points down

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - MAY 16: Seth Curry #31 of the Portland Trail Blazers takes a shot against Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors in game two of the NBA Western Conference Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 16, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

May 15, 2019 - 11:52 PM

Steph Curry pumps in 9 triples in a 36-point outburst as the Warriors rip the Trail Blazers in Game 1 of the West finals

WEST SIDE. Steph Curry's Warriors draw first blood against Damian Lillard's Trail Blazers. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Curry, Warriors torch Blazers in West finals opener

May 15, 2019 - 11:41 AM

(UPDATED) Still playing minus Kevin Durant, the Warriors cruise past the Blazers behind the hot shooting of Steph Curry

SIZZLING. Steph Curry gets off to a hot start to keep the Warriors in full control against the Trail Blazers. Photo from Golden State Warriors Twitter

HIGHLIGHTS: Warriors vs Blazers – 2019 NBA Western Conference Finals

May 14, 2019 - 9:00 PM

The West may have been the Golden State Warriors' playground in the last 4 seasons, but the Portland Trail Blazers look to shake things up

Curry brother rivalry adds spice to NBA West finals

May 14, 2019 - 3:03 PM

Warriors star Steph Curry and younger brother Seth of the Trail Blazers become the first siblings to play against each other in the NBA conference finals

CURRY CLASH. Portland’s Seth Curry (left) and champion brother Steph of Golden State see the showdown as a win-win situation. File photo

GAME SCHEDULE: NBA Western and Eastern Conference finals 2019

May 14, 2019 - 12:48 PM

Mark your calendars! Here's the 2019 NBA conference finals schedule, Philippine time

Injured Durant to miss Warriors' series opener vs Blazers

May 14, 2019 - 9:05 AM

'We've tried to remain somewhat vague because the injury is open-ended in terms of how much time he will need to recover,' coach Steve Kerr on Warriors star Kevin Durant

REHAB. Kevin Durant continue to recover from a right calf strain injury. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Trail Blazers rally to stun Nuggets, reach NBA West finals

May 13, 2019 - 7:29 AM

CJ McCollum drains a cold-blooded jumper in the dwindling seconds as the Trail Blazers pull off a shocker over the No. 2 Nuggets

CLUTCH. CJ McCollum and the Trail Balzers reach the conference finals for the first time in 19years. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Game 7 awaits as Blazers stay alive vs No. 2 Nuggets

May 10, 2019 - 1:47 PM

Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum and Rodney Hood team up for 87 points as the Blazers drag the Nuggets to a winner-take-all

NOT TODAY. CJ McCollum and the Trail Blazers make sure the series-clincher won't be within Gary Harris and the Nuggets' reach. Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images/AFP

Nuggets dominate Game 5, push Trail Blazers to the brink

May 08, 2019 - 1:31 PM

The Denver Nuggets move one win away from clinching a Western Conference finals berth for the first time in a decade

GOLDEN NUGGET. Nikola Jokic delivers sensational numbers as the Nuggets overwhelm CJ McCollum and the Trail Blazers. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Nuggets back with vengeance, level playoff series vs Trail Blazers

May 06, 2019 - 10:57 AM

After falling short in only the second quadruple overtime playoff game in NBA history, Denver survives Portland this time in regulation

DO-IT-ALL. Nikola Jokic notches his fourth playoff triple-double. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)

WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

May 05, 2019 - 1:44 AM

The Trail Blazers pull out a 4OT win against the Nuggets in the longest NBA playoff game since 1953 as the Bucks also go up 2-1 versus the Celtics

BIG BUCKETS. Rodney Hood (right) comes through the clutch for the Trail Blazers against the Nuggets that also go all out behind Nikola Jokic. Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images

Trail Blazers survive Nuggets in 4OT thriller to go up 2-1

May 04, 2019 - 2:50 PM

Both teams are pushed to the limits in only the second quadruple overtime playoff game in NBA history, but Portland proves the better team in the clutch

HOT HAND. CJ McCollum fires 41 points in 60 minutes for the Portland Trail Blazers. Photo from Portland Trail Blazers' Twitter account (@trailblazers)

WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

May 03, 2019 - 12:00 AM

CJ McCollum takes over as the Portland Trail Blazers level the series against the Denver Nuggets

ALL EVEN. CJ McCollum celebrates with teammate Al-Farouq Aminu after the Trail Blazers steal one at the Nuggets' homecourt. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Lillard struggles but Blazers still top Nuggets to even series

May 02, 2019 - 12:18 PM

Damian Lillard has a quiet night but CJ McCollum takes charge as the Trail Blazers tie the Nuggets at 1-1

STEPPING UP. CJ McCollum carries the load for the Portland Trail Blazers. Photo from NBA Twitter

Jokic powers Nuggets past Blazers in semis series opener

Apr 30, 2019 - 2:23 PM

Even after a grueling first-round series, Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets come out sizzling against Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers

ON A ROLL. Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray lead the Nuggets’ Game 1 charge. Photo from NBA Twitter

Lillard buzzer-beater seals Blazers thriller, ousts Thunder

Apr 24, 2019 - 2:42 PM

Damian Lillard caps a 50-point show with a game-winner as the Trail Blazers advance to the Western Conference semifinals

LILLARD TIME. A sensational Damian Lillard performance waves off the Thunder. Photo from NBA Twitter

Portland exacts revenge on OKC for commanding series lead

Apr 22, 2019 - 12:15 PM

The Portland Trail Blazers are one win away from advancing to the next round in the 2019 NBA Playoffs

3-1. Damian Lillard leads Portland over OKC in another dominant win. Photo from NBA Twitter

Scorching Blazers go up 2-0 vs Thunder

Apr 17, 2019 - 4:09 PM

The Blazers' backcourt duo of CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard again proved too hot for the Thunder

LIILARD TIME. Damian Lillard and Trail Blazers sustain the momentum at home. Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images/AFP

Blazers end playoff losing streak with defeat of Thunder

Apr 15, 2019 - 10:50 AM

Portland wins a playoff game for the first time in 3 years after back-to-back first-round sweeps in the last two seasons

FIERY DUO. C.J. McCollum and Damian Lillard conspire as the Trail Blazers draw first blood against the Thunder. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)

Nuggets turn back Blazers, clinch division title

Apr 06, 2019 - 4:27 PM

Nikola Jokic flirts with a triple-double as the Nuggets lock up at least the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference

STRIKING DISTANCE. Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets continue their chase of West leader and defending champion Golden State Warriors. Photo from NBA Twitter

Rockets thump Clippers; Blazers up

Apr 04, 2019 - 5:00 PM

James Harden and Chris Paul team up for 60 points as the Rockets keep hold of the 3rd spot with a win over the Clippers

KEY STRETCH. Chris Paul and James Harden fuel the Rockets’ playoff push for a top 3 berth. Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images/AFP

Without Nurkic, Portland continues streak over Bulls

Mar 28, 2019 - 2:27 PM

The Trail Blazers cruise to their fifth-straight victory with no hint that Nurkic's injury may derail their season

STREAKING. Seth Curry leads the team with 20 points while 5 other players score double-digits. Photo from NBA Twitter

Horror injury leaves Nurkic with no timetable on return

Mar 27, 2019 - 6:31 PM

Although Portland expects Jusuf Nurkic to make a full recovery, the timetable for the Bosnian big man's return remains uncertain

PHOENIX, AZ - OCTOBER 05: Jusuf Nurkic #27 of the Portland Trail Blazers during the NBA preseason game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on October 5, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Thunder escape Blazers in wild OT thriller

Mar 08, 2019 - 5:43 PM

Russell Westbrook and Paul George team up for 69 points as the Thunder overcome Lillard's 51-point outburst

BIG GUNS. Paul George and Russell Westbrook take over in the extra period. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Clutch Kawhi carries Raptors over Blazers

Mar 02, 2019 - 5:44 PM

Kawhi Leonard caps his 38-point performance with a game-winner with just 1.5 seconds left

THRILLER. Kawhi Leonard leads the Raptors to a thrilling escape against the Trail Blazers. File photo

Trail Blazers down depleted 76ers

Feb 24, 2019 - 9:45 AM

Jusuf Nurkic and the Trail Blazers make the most of the absence of Sixers star Joel Embiid

BOSNIAN BEAST. Jusuf Nurkic posts a double-double in the win as the Trail Blazers strengthen their hold of the 4th spot. Photo from NBA Twitter

Warriors lose cool – and contest – vs Trail Blazers

Feb 14, 2019 - 3:31 PM

'That was head-scratching,' says Warriors coach Steve Kerr after getting ejected for just the second time

BLOWOUT. The Trail Blazers pull off a surprise 22-point rout of Kevin Durant and the defending champion Warriors. Photo from NBA Twitter

Enes Kanter signs with Trail Blazers

Feb 14, 2019 - 11:10 AM

After getting waived by the Knicks, big man Enes Kanter joins a Blazers side vying to boost their Western Conference playoff bid

PLAYOFF EXPERIENCE. Veteran center Enes Kanter looks to help the Blazers go deep into the playoffs. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP

Wizards, Blazers cruise to one-sided wins

Jan 31, 2019 - 4:00 PM

The Beal-Green combo powers the Wizards against the reeling Pacers as Lillard fuels the Blazers

TEAM EFFORT. Bradley Beal leads the Wizards’ balanced attack. Photo from Washington Wizards Twitter

WATCH: Westbrook, George power Thunder past Blazers

Jan 23, 2019 - 2:47 PM

The Thunder roll as Paul George drains 36 points and Russell Westbrook records another triple-double

Trail Blazers trip Rockets as Harden's 40-point streak ends

Jan 06, 2019 - 4:14 PM

James Harden falls just a bucket short of recording 40 points or more for a sixth straight game

SPOILER. Aside from spoiling James Harden’s record bid, the Trail Blazers halt the Rockets’ six-game winning streak. Photo from NBA Twitter

Lillard hits game-winning 3 as Warriors fall to Blazers in OT

Dec 28, 2018 - 3:11 PM

The Blazers deal the defending champion Warriors their second straight loss at home

LILLARD TIME. Damian Lillard comes through the clutch for the Blazers to upset Steph Curry and the Warriors. Photo from NBA Twitter

Pacers spoil Sixers star Joel Embiid's 40-20 night

Dec 15, 2018 - 6:50 PM

The Indiana Pacers rally from a double-digit deficit to clip Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers

STEADY CLIMB. Darren Collison and the Indiana Pacers outlast the Sixers to hike up their record to 19-10. Photo from Indiana Pacers

Rockets blast Blazers, Spurs eclipse Suns

Dec 12, 2018 - 12:48 PM

James Harden fires 29 and Chris Paul tallies a triple-double as the Houston Rockets snap a three-game slide

HOT SQUAD. Chris Paul and 6 other Rockets players wind up in double figures against the Blazers. Photo from Houston Rockets

Warriors arrest 4-game slide vs Blazers

Nov 24, 2018 - 2:05 PM

'I think we all just relaxed a bit,' says Kevin Durant after the defending champion Warriors got back to winning

BACK AT IT. The Golden State Warriors rediscover their shooting touch. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Green lifts Raptors to NBA win, Blazers take West lead

Nov 21, 2018 - 2:17 PM

The Toronto Raptors complete a dramatic finish against the Orlando Magic to stay on top of the Eastern Conference

HIGH UP. Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors soar to the NBA Eastern Conference lead. Photo from Toronto Raptors

LeBron's record night tows Lakers past Blazers

Nov 15, 2018 - 2:38 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers pick up their sixth win in 7 games as LeBron James erupts for 44 points

ON A ROLL. LeBron James drives around a screen set by Los Angeles teammate Lonzo Ball ad he's chased by Portland's Al-Farouq Aminu in the game won by the streaking Lakers. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

McCollum's 40 points propel Blazers over Bucks

Nov 07, 2018 - 3:24 PM

The Portland Trail Blazers deal Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks just their second loss of the season

ON FIRE. Portland’s CJ McCollum erupts for 19 points in the 3rd quarter alone. PHOTO BY Stacy Revere/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron, Lakers claim 2nd straight win at Blazers' expense

Nov 04, 2018 - 12:48 PM

Los Angeles exacts revenge on Portland for its season-opening loss two weeks ago

SLOWLY IMPROVING. LeBron James and the Lakers notch their fourth win in 9 games. File photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images/AFP