Over the past 13 games, the Portland Trailblazers have completely fallen apart, giving up 108.4 points per 100 possessions. You can't mimic Indiana's conservative defense when your starting point guard hasn't met a screen that hasn't smushed him. Robin Lopez has provided the Blazers with a defensive foundation, a solid backdrop on which they built their philosophy. But Roy Hibbert he is not.
Robin Lopez is one of the most interesting players in the NBA. For one, he's got kooky hair. Everyone loves kooky, frizzy hair. Secondly, he's that guy who does all the dirty work on the court, which you can only tip your hat to.
Back on December 4th when the Portland Trail Blazers were taking the NBA world by storm with the best record in the league, they sent out a little something on Twitter that set the basketball blogosphere world on fire: Is it too late to join the Eastern Conference? Asking for a friend.
Thanks to a third quarter meltdown which saw their five point half-time lead evaporate into thin air, the Portland Trail Blazers found themselves with their backs against the wall in the final 12 minutes of last night's game against the Sacramento Kings.
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With the rest of the league still scrambling to strike the right intersection between traditional analysis and number-crunching, the Portland Trail Blazers
The New Orleans Pelicans like to run pick-and-rolls a lot. In fact, through their 29 games so far this season, they've used it in 35.3 percent of their offensive sets because it's been that good to them. A lot of that has to do with the fact that they acquired the pick-and-roll fiend that is Jrue Holiday in the off-season.
Kyrie Irving and LaMarcus Aldridge were named Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week. What different paths they've taken to this point.
The Blazers and Suns took to twitter to poke a little fun at the Eastern Conference, and Rockets general manager Daryl Morey couldn't resist getting in on the action.
The Portland Trail Blazers had a great time at the Drake concert last night.
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The free Taco Bell Chalupas that the Portland Trail Blazers would give their fans if the team would score 100 or more points at a home game was