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TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - After being routed in Game 4, the Trail Blazers biggest guns of 2016-17, guards Damian Lillard (left) and CJ McCollum, call it a season.
April 27, 2017

BLAZERS SPUTTER TO THE END

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS/Portland ends season looking to build cohesiveness; first-round picks to come in handy
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - It was a high-five night all the way around for the Warriors on Monday, and especially for hot-shooting guard Stephen Curry Iright).
April 25, 2017

With everything working for Warriors, it's vacation time for…

by Kerry Eggers
'Unbelievable' start propels Golden State to big lead, close-out rout
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard lays out for a layup.
April 24, 2017

SLIDESHOW: See you next year

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Golden State Warriors blitz Trail Blazers early and often in Game 4


TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Kevin Durant has an easy dunk Monday night against theTrail Blazers.
April 24, 2017

VIDEO: No contest

by Portland Tribune
Hot Warriors take it to Trail Blazers from the start
COURTESY: GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS - Former University of Oregon and Trail Blazers guard Jim Barnett has had a long and colorful game in basketball, including 32 years of broadcasting the Golden State Warriors.
April 23, 2017

A WARRIOR, AND A CHARACTER

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS/How former Duck, Blazer Jim Barnett became a Golden State broadcasting legend
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - Coach Terry Stotts and the Trail Blazers are down to their final 'out' in the first-round series with Golden State, but haven'r ruled out hope of a historic comeback versus the Warriors.
April 23, 2017

For Blazers, Game 4 is for pride

by Kerry Eggers
Meyers Leonard will be called on for help at center, with Jusuf Nurkic ruled out, as Portland tries to extend series against Golden State
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Stephen Curry enjoys a basket for the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 on Saturday night at Moda Center.
April 23, 2017

Curry heats up, and so do Warriors

by Kerry Eggers
'We had it,' Lillard laments, after Portland's 17-point lead turns into another playoff loss
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Jusuf Nurkic returns at center for the Trail Blazers.
April 23, 2017

Less-than-100 percent Nurkic not enough

by Matt Rawlings
Blazers center has an impact on Game 3, but Portland falters, anyway
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Noah Vonleh dunks for the Trail Blazers during Game 3 on Saturday night against Golden State.
April 22, 2017

SLIDESHOW: Golden State gets Game 3

by Portland Tribune
After slow start, Warriors cool off Portland, rally for 3-0 series lead
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The Golden State Warriors celebrate their comeback victory on Saturday.
April 22, 2017

VIDEO: Warriors 119, Blazers 113

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Stephen Curry scores 33 points, Klay Thompson adds 24 as Golden State overcomes the offense of Portland's Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum
WILL KEVIN DURANT RETURN FOR GOLDEN STATE?
April 21, 2017

Home cooking the recipe for Blazers

by Kerry Eggers
Game 3 gives Portland a chance to turn things around against Warriors -- but nobody said it will be easy
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - TERRY STOTTS
April 20, 2017

It's a clunker for Blazers, another win for Warriors

by Kerry Eggers
Portland shoots and plays poorly, trails 2-0 in series heading to Saturday's Game 3
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Former center Frank Brickowski (left), who lives in Lake Oswego, stays in the game as a regional director for the NBA Players Association. At Trail Blazers games, he chats with current players, such as Spencer Hawes of the Milwaukee Bucks.
April 20, 2017

'BRICK' BACK IN THE GAME

by Kerry Eggers
Ex-NBA player Frank Brickowski now advises players on variety of issues
BLAZERS FALTER
April 19, 2017

VIDEO: Golden State glitters in Game 2

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Cold from field, Trail Blazers can't keep up with Curry & Co.
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: GEROME WRIGHT - STOTTS
April 18, 2017

Durant down (maybe) -- Warriors, too?

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS/Portland's plan is to push tempo, even series
LILLARD
April 18, 2017

Blazers show Warriors they are a tough foe going into Game 2

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS/McCollum, Lillard need team backing to beat Golden State
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - To make a deep playoff run, the Golden State Warriors and stars such as Kevin Durant (left) and Klay Thompson first have to get by the Trail Blazers.
April 15, 2017

Warriors talk about themselves, Blazers, NBA playoffs and more

by Kerry Eggers
'We are better than we were a year ago' -- Golden State coach Steve Kerr
April 14, 2017

Nurkic likely to be game time announcement

by Portland Tribune
FRIDAY SPORTS NEWS/IAAF sets dates for 2021 world meet in Eugene; Wilson bows out of Ducks QB derby; Thorns sign former Virginia defender Cox; Crane falters in PGA Tour event
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder open the NBA playoffs against James Harden and the Houston Rockets.
April 13, 2017

NBA playoff predictions

by Kerry Eggers
ON THE NBA/Picking the first-round winners and more, incuding this year's league champion
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Two of the biggest stars in the NBA playoffs, Houstons James Harden (left) and Damian Lillard for the Trail Blazers, won't meet in the first round but have aspirations of getting to at least the Western Conference finals.
April 13, 2017

BLAZERS, FANS READY TO SHOCK THE WORLD

by Kerry Eggers
ON THE NBA/Portland gets first shot at cracking No. 1 Warriors
PAT CONNAUGHTON
April 12, 2017

VIDEO: Some Pelicans beat some Blazers

by Portland Tribune
Jordan Crawford scores 15 points as New Orleans wraps up its season with 103-100 win at Portland
April 12, 2017

Blazers vs. Warriors

by Portland Tribune
Playoff schedule -- Portland's first-round series will start Sunday at Golden State
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: DIEGO G. DIAZ - LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers has the defense to go with the offense in MVP consideration.
April 11, 2017

Making case for who deserves NBA honors

by Kerry Eggers
ON THE NBA/Our picks for the major -- and some 'minor' -- 2016-17 season awards
BLAZERS NIP SPURS
April 11, 2017

VIDEO: Great play saves day

by Pamplin Media Group
And great playing by point guard Shabazz Napier, Noah Vonleh and others leads Trail Blazers to 1-point win over Spurs
AMINU
April 07, 2017

A Chief reason for Blazers' success

by Matt Rawlings
Aminu produces at both ends again, as Portland shuts down Minnesota in the fourth quarter for a key victory at home
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Allen Crabbe has plenty of space for a shot against Minnesota.
April 06, 2017

SLIDESHOW: Blazers back in win column

by Portland Tribune
Crabbe makes eight 3-pointers, scores 25 points to lift Portland over Minnesota
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Injured Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic watches Portland move closer to a playoff berth.
April 06, 2017

VIDEO: Blazers highlights

by Pamplin Media Group
It takes awhile, but Portland shakes Minnesota Timberwolves, wins 105-98
UTAH OVER PORTLAND
April 04, 2017

VIDEO: Jazz tune out Portland

by Pamplin Media Group
Gordon Hayward scores 30 points, Rudy Gobert adds 20, and Utah beats Blazers 106-87
MCCOLLUM
April 04, 2017

Utah takes care of Nurkic-less Blazers

by Portland Tribune
Portland struggles with its shooting, on top of continuing defensive woes
BLAZERS COME UP SHORT AT MINNESOTA
April 03, 2017

VIDEO: Minnesota 110, Portland 109

by Pamplin Media Group
Lillard scores 25 in road loss that ends Trail Blazers' six-game winning streak
AMINU
April 03, 2017

Timberwolves snap Blazers' win streak

by Portland Tribune
Lillard misses final jump shot in 110-109 road loss for Portland
BEAVERS ATOP BASEBALL RANKINGS
April 03, 2017

Oregon State still No. 1 in baseball

by Portland Tribune
MONDAY SPORTS NEWS/Trail Blazers' Stotts, Lillard claim NBA Western Conference awards for March; Payton II gets his chance with Bucks, who cut former Jefferson High star Jones
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - LILLARD
April 01, 2017

Blazers win without Nurkic

by Steve Brandon
Portland makes adjustments and scores aplenty in handing Suns their 11th loss in a row
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic is expected to need at least two weeks to get back in the lineup.
March 31, 2017

Nurkic out two weeks or more

by Portland Tribune
FRIDAY SPORTS NEWS/Trail Blazers center suffered fibular fracture in Thursday victory over Houston Rockets
TRAIL BLAZERS GAME STORY
March 31, 2017

Different Blazers play with urgency again, and beat Rockets

by Matt Rawlings
Lillard leads Portland team that is on a roll in push to make NBA playoffs
TRIBUNE PHOTO - DAMIAN LILLARD
March 30, 2017

VIDEO: Portland tops Houston Rockets with late surge

by Pamplin Media Group
Damian Lillard's 31 points and 11 assists lead Blazers to win at home
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: L.E. BASKOW - Steve Blake, charging to the basket in a November 2009 game, had three stints with the Trail Blazers and chose to raise his family here.
March 30, 2017

EX-BLAZERS' HOME COURT: PORTLAND

by Kerry Eggers
A look at former players who have chosen to stay Rip City
SAM FORENCICH/GETTY IMAGES - Travis Outlaw was a softspoken, high-leaping 6-9 forward from Starkville, Mississippi who came to the Trail Blazers directly out of high school and found the city to his liking.
March 30, 2017

Family ties keep Outlaw living in metro area

by Kerry Eggers
Portland pace good fit for former Blazer from small town
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: L.E. BASKOW - Former Trail Blazers coach Rick Adelman still watches a lot of basketball, only now it's mostly games in the Portland area involving his grandchildren.
March 30, 2017

NBA’s Rick Adelman scores in retirement

by Kerry Eggers
Former Trail Blazers coach replaces court time with family time
BLAZERS-NUGGETS
March 29, 2017

Blazers get 'keys to the car'

by Kerry Eggers
McCollum, Nurkic drive Portland to key victory, eighth spot in NBA Western Conference

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PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JOSH KULLA - The Trail Blazers have a new look and added presence inside since the arrival of 7-foot, 280-pound Jusuf Nurkic, who has won over teammates and fans and become a media darling.
Mar 28, 2017

BLAZERS' CENTER OF ATTENTION

by Kerry Eggers
'Bosnian Beast' captures fans' attention, re-ignites team vying for spot in playoffs
BLAZERS-NUGGETS
Mar 28, 2017

VIDEO: Nurkic Fever AND playoff fever

by Pamplin Media Group
Jusuf Nurkic's double-double, CJ McCollum's 39 points lift Trail Blazers to biggest win of season
ALLEN CRABBE
Mar 26, 2017

VIDEO: Blazers handle Lakers, again

by Pamplin Media Group
Big third quarter, backcourt scoring vault Portland to road victory
Mar 26, 2017

Blazers pick up ground

by Portland Tribune
Portland pulls away from Lakers, as Denver falls at home, changing NBA Western Conference playoff picture
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The Minnesota Timberwolves try to stop Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum.
Mar 25, 2017

Blazers hit stride, and lots of shots

by Kerry Eggers
McCollum gets 32 points on just 13 shots as Portland pounds Minnesota
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Damian Lillard of the Trail Blazers slips to the basket against Minnesota as Portland wins at Moda Center on Saturday night.
Mar 25, 2017

VIDEO: Blazers 112, Timberwolves 100

by Pamplin Media Group
32 for McCollum, 21 for Lillard in Portland homecourt victory Saturday night
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic goes to the basket Saturday night against Minnesota.
Mar 25, 2017

SLIDESHOW: Blazers hold on home court

by Portland Tribune
Portland picks up victory, raises its record to 34-38 in tight race for playoffs
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - JUSUF NURKIC
Mar 24, 2017

Blazers take a step toward the playoffs

by Kerry Eggers
Eight of 11 remaining games will be in Portland, lending hope in the pursuit of Denver
Mar 23, 2017

VIDEO: Taking care of Blazer business

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland rolls to homecourt victory over depleted New York Knicks; Lillard tosses in 30 points
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The Milwaukee Bucks defense tries to put the clamps on Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum.
Mar 22, 2017

A struggle for the Blazers

by Kerry Eggers
Milwaukee executes its game plan, and Portland shoots poorly and is 'disappointed to lose'
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard draws a foul inside against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Mar 21, 2017

SLIDESHOW: Blazers can't stop Bucks here

by Portland Tribune
Portland falls to 32-38, remains 9th in NBA Western Conference
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The Trail Blazers backcourt of Damian Lillard (left) and CJ McCollum had some things to shout about, but not at the end of Tuesday night's homecourt loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.
Mar 21, 2017

VIDEO: 90 points not enough

by Pamplin Media Group
Highlights of Trail Blazers' 3-point loss at home to Milwaukee Bucks; Damian Lillard scores game-high 31 points for Portland
Mar 19, 2017

VIDEO: Lillard leads Blazers

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Damian Lillard scores season-high 49 points in 11-point win at Miami
LILLARD
Mar 19, 2017

Lillard Time is all night

by Portland Tribune
Fourth-quarter flurry gives Blazers guard 49 points and lifts Portland to 115-104 victory at Miami
Mar 18, 2017

Blazers make it look easy

by Portland Tribune
Portland builds early lead and rolls in Atlanta; Lillard stays hot with 27 points
Mar 18, 2017

Blazers make it look easy

by Portland Tribune
Portland builds early lead and rolls in Atlanta; Lillard stays hot with 27 points
Mar 14, 2017

Blazers win in San Antonio

by Portland Tribune
Lillard leads way with 36 points, McCollum chips in with 26
Mar 14, 2017

VIDEO: 100-77, Blazers lose

by Pamplin Media Group
Anthony Davis gets double-double as New Orleans Pelicans rout visiting Portland
Mar 14, 2017

Pelicans catch Portland on a very off night

by Portland Tribune
Cousins, Davis lead New Orleans to resounding homecourt victory; Blazers shoot 30 percent
Mar 12, 2017

VIDEO: Portland 110, Phoenix 101

by Pamplin Media Group
Lillard scores 39 points, McCollum adds 26, and Blazers open road swing with a win
Mar 12, 2017

Blazers pull through at Phoenix

by Portland Tribune
Suns rally, but can't stop Portland's guards down the stretch
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - DAMIAN LILLARD
Mar 12, 2017

OSU football will have early opener, and other column notes

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS/NBA replay rules need work, Lillard adds an endorsement, Jefferson basketball makes a memory, Cliff Robinson is on the mend, and more
Mar 11, 2017

VIDEO: Wizards shoot down Blazers

by Pamplin Media Group
Basket with 0.4 seconds left in overtime caps Washington's rally at Moda Center
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic piled up the stats as Portland beat Philadelphia in overtime.
Mar 09, 2017

A Beast of a game

by Kerry Eggers
Blazers big man Nurkic quietly modest after posting numbers that said a lot -- and beat 76ers
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The Philadelphia 76ers try to stop Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic during Thursday's game at Moda Center.
Mar 09, 2017

VIDEO: In overtime, Portland 114, Philadelphia 108

by Pamplin Media Group
Highlights of the surging Trail Blazers' fourth win in a row
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Blazers center Josh Kulla celebrates as Portland holds off the Philadelphia 76ers in overtime Thursday night at Moda Center.
Mar 09, 2017

SLIDESHOW: Blazers survive 76ers in OT

by Portland Tribune
Philadelphia almost pulls off Moda Center stunner; Portland improves to 28-35
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - Gerald Henderson goes up for two points in a Trail Blazers game against Milwaukee. Now he's playing for the Philadelphia 76ers.
Mar 09, 2017

Former Blazer Henderson says it's been a 'good year' with 76ers

by Kerry Eggers
ON THE NBA/Veteran guard stays in touch with some of his ex-teammates in Portland
COURTESY: ERIC EVANS - Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu has earned national freshman player of the year honors from ESPNW.
Mar 09, 2017

Blazers game rescheduled; Ducks guard Ionescu claims national…

by Portland Tribune
THURSDAY SPORTS NEWS/Portland will make up date with Minnesota Timberwolves on April 3 at Target Center
Mar 07, 2017

VIDEO: Portland 126, Oklahoma City 121

by Pamplin Media Group
Trail Blazers continue to hit stride, with balanced effort topping Westbrook's assault
Mar 07, 2017

Blazers win, despite Westbrook's 58

by Portland Tribune
Portland's third win in a row comes with guard trio scoring 66 points, Nurkic making plays down the stretch
Mar 04, 2017

VIDEO: Trail Blazers 130, Nets 116

by Pamplin Media Group
CJ McCollum scores 31 points, Damian Lillard has 19 points and 11 assists, and Portland downs New Jersey
Mar 04, 2017

Ezeli out for season; former Concordia shot putter wins national…

by Portland Tribune
SATURDAY SPORTS NEWS/Trail Blazers center set for left knee surgery next week in Colorado
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (45 points) and Portland's Damian Lillard (33) combined for 78 points in the Blazers' 114-109 victory Thursday night at Moda Center.
Mar 03, 2017

Recharged Lillard, Blazers have big plans

by Kerry Eggers
Nurkic makes impact in home debut, as Portland steals Westbrook's Thunder
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Trail Blazers Jusuf Nurkic and Al-Farouq Aminu defend a drive by Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook.
Mar 02, 2017

SLIDESHOW: Better late, barely

by Portland Tribune
Blazers catch, pass and then manage to hold on down the stretch against Oklahoma City
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic goes for the ball Thursday night at Moda Center.
Mar 02, 2017

VIDEO: Portland by 5 after some final frantic moments

by Pamplin Media Group
Lillard scores 33 points, Blazers overcome Oklahoma City and Westbrook's 45
Mar 02, 2017

VIDEO: What happened in Minnesota?

by Pamplin Media Group
The Timberwolves-Trail Blazers game was postponed Monday because the floor was too slippery
Feb 28, 2017

In OT, Blazers fall to Pistons

by Portland Tribune
Lillard leads way for Portland in seesaw affair that caps three-game trip