Former Portland Trail Blazers star Clifford Robinson dies at 53

If 2020 was a year, I think we would all like to give it a collective punch in the face and a boot to the ass. Clifford Robinson, the former headband clad Portland Trail Blazer forward, has passed away at 53. The unfortunate news was announced by his alma mater, UCONN. “He was our first great player,” former UConn coach Jim Calhoun told David Borges of Hearst Connecticut Media. “He came from a difficult background in Buffalo; I watched him evolve as a man. … He was a good man, had a…

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Damian Lillard likely out for a potential game 6

Should the Portland Trail Blazers manage your defeat the Los Angeles Lakers Wednesday night in game 5 of their opening round playoff series, they would likely head into a game 6 still without Damian Lillard, according to Chris Haynes OG Yahoo Sports. Lillard left in the third quarter of game 4 with the apparent knee injury. After a MRI on Monday was inconclusive, a second one Tuesday revealed the injury.

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Damian Lillard out for Game 5

An already daunting task has been made even more difficult as the Portland Trail Blazers will be with out their best player as they fight to continue their season in game 5 against the Los Angeles Lakers. Damian Lillard had an initial MRI on Monday that came back inconclusive but a subsequent on Tuesday confirmed the strain on the right knee. Lillard apparently suffered the injury in the third quarter game 4 when he planted the leg while attacking the basket.

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MRI on Damian Lillard’s knee inconclusive

According to the Portland Trail Blazers, the MRI on guard Damian Lillard’s right knee came back inconclusive. The injury occurred in the third quarter of the 135-115 smackdown the Lakers laid on the Blazers in game four of their opening round playoff series. Lillard left the game and did not return. In the game seeding push to get Portland into the playoffs, Lillard was putting in some major work, averaging 37.6 points, 9.6 rebounds and 4.3 rebounds per contest. In the series with the Lakers, he was putting up 28.7…

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Damian Lillard’s career high propels Trail Blazers past Mavericks 134-131

The Portland Trail Blazers continue their fight for the post season as they got a critical 134-131 victory over the Dallas Mavericks Monday night.  The driving force behind this push is Damian Lillard. Dame who was in a bit of a row with Paul George and Patrick Beverley ( and a side of Skip Byaless) after uncharacteristically coming up short in the waning moments by missing a pair of go-ahead free throws and a game-tying three-pointer against the Clippers, has scored 112 points in the subsequent two contest, including tying…

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Damian Lillard out for Sunday’s scrimmage with foot injury

From Paul Kasabian of Bleacher Report : Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillardwill miss Sunday’s scrimmage against the Toronto Raptors. According to ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, an X-ray on Lillard’s foot came back negative, but he’s suffering from inflammation that will keep him out of the lineup. Lillard, 30, is averaging a career-best 28.9 points per game for the 29-37 Blazers, who were one of 22 teams invited to Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, to complete the 2019-20 season. The campaign has been suspended since March 11 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The point…

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Portland, Houston and Denver to open team facilities

From Rob Goldberg of B/R The Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets are among the first teams opening their facilities Friday as part of a return from the hiatus caused by the coronavirus, according to Jeff Zillgitt and Mark Medina of USA Today.  “That’s the plan,” Rockets CEO Tad Brown said of opening on May 8. “We’re certainly expecting it, and we’ll provide the safest possible environment for our guys.” The NBA announced last month that beginning on May 8, teams could begin reopening facilities in accordance with the relaxation of state and local COVID-19 stay-at-home orders.…

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Blazers send Bazemore, Tolliver and picks to Kings for Ariza, Swanigan and Gabriel

from Katu news and blazers edge: PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Trail Blazers traded Kent Bazemore, Anthony Tolliver and two second-round pics to the Sacramento Kings Saturday in exchange for Trevor Ariza, Wenyen Gabriel, and Caleb Swanigan, a source tells ESPN. According to ESPN reporter, the trade will save the Trail Blazers $12.3 million and will cut the team’s luxury tax bill in half. The Portland Trail Blazers are ranked 10th in the West as they head into their game Saturday against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Tolliver scored a season-high 16…

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CJ McCollum out for game against Thunder

Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum will not be in the lineup tonight when the Blazers meet up with the Oklahoma City Thunder. NBC Sports Northwest’s Jamie Hudson reports that it is a right ankle sprain that will keep him out of tonight’s contest. McCollum suffered the sprain in the Blazers’ 120-112 loss to the Dallas Mavericks Friday night. With McCollum and his 21.5 ppg absent, the Blazers will need even more contributions from Carmelo Anthony, but this presents an opportunity for young guys like Anfernee Simons and Nassir Little…

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