YAKIMA — Twice, the Walla Walla Griz jumped out to an early lead before winding up with a lopsided loss to the West Valley Bees in an American Legion baseball doubleheader here on Tuesday.
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 — 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.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Chalk up another triple-double record for Russell Westbrook.
CLEVELAND — Rodney Hood made minimal impact on the Cavaliers’ postseason run last season. He’ll get a chance to do more with Portland.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A renewed focus on defense has the Oklahoma City Thunder on another winning streak.
PORTLAND — The Trail Blazers are taking advantage where the schedule allows.
PORTLAND — Larry Weinberg, one of the founders and original owners of the Portland Trail Blazers, has died. He was 92.