HOUSTON — After getting off to a disappointing start this season, the Portland Trail Blazers are focused on playing much better going forward.
MINNEAPOLIS — With Karl-Anthony Towns sidelined for nearly a month, the Minnesota Timberwolves have had to find ways to make up for his scoring.
MIAMI — James Johnson scored on his first possession in more than a month.
NEW YORK — The shots were falling. The crowd was roaring. Everything was set up for this to be Carmelo Anthony’s night.
PORTLAND — In the first half, the Phoenix Suns trailed by 19 points.
PORTLAND — The Portland Trail Blazers aren’t concerned about style points. A mid-December win was enough — tight as it felt against the team with the NBA’s worst record.
PORTLAND — In the wake of an easy win, the Portland Trail Blazers agreed they needed the rout for their own morale.
HOUSTON — James Harden has been scoring at such a prolific rate this season that his 36-point effort in Houston’s rout of Portland on Monday night actually caused his average to dip.
NEW ORLEANS — Plenty has changed since Carmelo Anthony last played an NBA game.
By The Associated Press
DENVER — Paul Millsap and Will Barton had 13 points apiece in Denver’s 110-104 win over Portland, where 15 Nuggets and 13 Trail Blazers logged at least 12 minutes in the preseason finale for both teams.
PORTLAND — The Trail Blazers kicked off their 50th anniversary season with a preseason game where it all started, Portland’s Memorial Coliseum.
PORTLAND — The Trail Blazers have a number of new players for Portland’s 50th anniversary season— and a new resolve after their playoff run last spring.
PORTLAND — CJ McCollum has agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Portland Trail Blazers.
ATLANTA — The Atlanta Hawks have traded Kent Bazemore to the Portland Trail Blazers for Evan Turner is a swap of high-priced players heading into the final year of their contracts.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — These Golden State Warriors have long been able to score in fabulous, jaw-dropping flurries. Down by eight to the Portland Trail Blazers at home with 4½ minutes to go, they needed every last burst, perfect pass, driving layup and dunk.
PORTLAND — The Denver Nuggets have been good at bouncing back all season.
PORTLAND — For the second straight season the Portland Trail Blazers earned the third seed in the West and home-court for the playoffs. This year they’re looking for a better outcome than last year when they were surprisingly swept in the opening round by New Orleans.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After Magic Johnson shockingly quit his job as the Lakers’ president of basketball operations right before the game, the Lakers certainly didn’t play like a franchise in turmoil.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With two of their top three scorers sidelined with injuries, the Portland Trail Blazers are relying on contributions from many different players.
PORTLAND (AP) — They had just clinched a playoff spot, though there were no cheers or celebrations from the Portland Trail Blazers.
PORTLAND — Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum says he was relieved that his left knee injury was not serious, especially this close to the playoffs.
PORTLAND (AP) — Despite something of a strange ending to regulation, the Oklahoma City Thunder toughed it out in overtime.
PORTLAND (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers find themselves in much the same position as last season heading into the post-All-Star break stretch run.