NBA 

Resilient Wizards overcome large deficits in consecutive games

Don’t call them the comeback kids! In the midst of a long road trip the Washington Wizards refused to allow themselves to be derailed from their hot start in 2017. They found themselves down 15 to the Sacramento Kings. The visiting Wizards climbed all the way back to defeat the Sacramento in a 130-122 overtime win. For the first three... Read More
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Disappointments from the first half of the NBA Season

At the half way point of the season, we have learned a lot about the NBA. Going into the season, there were a lot of expectations that came with this season (and rightfully so). From the Rajon Rondo fiasco to the Brooklyn Nets, Here are my top five disappointments of the first have of the season.   5. Devin Booker’s wide-open... Read More
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Portland Trail Blazers Season Preview

The Trail Blazers shocked the world last year. Losing 4 out of 5 of your starters would typically cripple a team to their knees, that wasn’t the case for Portland though. Behind the play of star guard Damian Lillard and reigning Most Improved Player of the Year C.J. McCollum, the Trail Blazers were able to make it all they way to... Read More
NBA 

Taking a glance at the NBA Playoffs

The Cleveland Cavaliers were the first team to advance to the Conference Finals after sweeping the Atlanta Hawks. The other six teams remaining, however, will continue to battle it out to inch one step closer to the NBA Finals. While the Cavs now get some rest, (a scary thought for their next opponent) the other three series are far from... Read More
NBA 

Blazers Notch A Home Win Over Clippers

Facing a 2-0 deficit, the Portland Trail Blazers were able to hold off the Clippers in Game 3 for  a 96-88 victory, behind stellar backcourt play and frontcourt toughness. Damian Lillard and newly-minted Most Improved Player, C.J. McCollum, saw their shots fall, as they combined to score an efficient 59 of the Blazers 96 points. In games 1 and 2, the... Read More
NBA 

All-Star reserves and snubs: West Edition

On Thursday the NBA Announced the All-Star Game reserves and of course there were players who were absolutely deserving and your annual snubs. Coaches around the league voted for 14 players to be named as reserves, seven in each conference. The starters in the Western Conference, which were announced last week, are Kobe Bryant (Lakers), Kevin Durant (Thunder), Russell Westbrook... Read More
NBA 

San Antonio Spurs vs Portland Trail Blazers Semi-Finals Showdown

How Each Team Got Here: Spurs beat Mavericks in 7 games Trail Blazers beat Rockets in 6 games Split regular season series 2-2 After a long offseason and regular season the Spurs got back to a Game 7, just not the one they ultimately want. That Game 7 will want to be played against the two time, reigning, defending NBA... Read More
NBA 

Lillard’s Buzzer Beater Propels Portland to Second Round

There were three games last night, all of them being Game 6. This was following a night on which three teams staved off elimination, last night only two of the three teams trailing in the series could force another game. The one team to win a Game 6 in the last 48 hours was the Portland Trail Blazers, they did... Read More
NBA 

Aldridge, Blazers Head Back To Portland Up 2-0

The Houston Rockets have found themselves in an unenviable situation, down two games to the Portland Trail Blazers. While it may not be time to hit the panic button, the first two games were played in Houston. The goal for every away team is to “steal” home court by winning one of the first two games on the road, the... Read More
NBA Wizards 

Vine Session: The Washington Wizards fail to defend minus two key defensive players

“They had another bad 3rd quarter.” That’s the glaring narrative that  you’ll see when you pick up your local newspaper or flip on some sports talk radio when the Washington Wizards are being discussed. And it’s true in some sense–the Wizards had a bad 3rd quarter last night against the Portland Trail Blazers. The Trail Blazers started the quarter off... Read More
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