Lillard leads Blazers past Spurs 128-112 for 3rd straightDecember 15, 2022 GMT
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers are feeling better now that Damian Lillard is healthy.
Lillard had 37 points and the Trail Blazers beat the San Antonio Spurs 128-112 on Wednesday night for their third straight win.
Jerami Grant scores 44, Blazers beat Knicks 132-129 in OTNovember 26, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Jerami Grant scored a career-high 44 points, Anfernee Simons had 38 and the Portland Trail Blazers outlasted the New York Knicks 132-129 in overtime on Friday night.
Simons' 3-pointer gave Portland an eight-point lead in the extra period and the Blazers held on when Grant made just enough of his 28 free throws, most by an NBA player this season.
Grant hits jumper at buzzer, Trail Blazers top Suns 108-106November 5, 2022 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers had 1 second left and a game-winning shot opportunity. The problem was their two biggest game-winning-shot-makers were out with injuries.
In a weird way, coach Chauncey Billups said he believes that worked in his team's favor.
Grant rallies Blazers past Kings 113-108 in openerOctober 20, 2022 GMT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Jerami Grant converted a three-point play with 50.4 seconds to play to give Portland the lead and the Trail Blazers spoiled Mike Brown's coaching debut in Sacramento with a 113-108 win over the Kings on Wednesday night.
Clippers and Blazers to play preseason game in SeattleJune 29, 2022 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — The NBA is returning to Seattle — for the preseason, that is.
The Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Clippers will play a preseason game at Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena on Oct.
Joe Cronin becomes Blazers GM after serving in interim roleMay 10, 2022 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Joe Cronin has been named the Portland Trail Blazers' general manager after serving in the interim role since December.
Cronin became interim GM after Neil Olshey was fired following an investigation into allegations of a toxic workplace environment.
Curry blazing her own trail in Portland as an assistantFebruary 23, 2022 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When Edniesha Curry first found out new Trail Blazers coach Chauncey Billups was interested in talking with her, she was skeptical.
After all, the California-born Curry was a longtime Lakers fan who rued when Billups and the Detroit Pistons beat Los Angeles in the 2004 NBA Finals.
Blazers overcome Morant’s 44 points, beat Grizzlies 123-119February 17, 2022 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jusuf Nurkic had 32 points and eight rebounds, Anfernee Simons added 31 points and six assists and the Portland Trail Blazers overcame Ja Morant’s 44-point performance, beating the Memphis Grizzlies 123-119 on Wednesday night.
Simons, Portland hand Houston another home loss, 125-110January 29, 2022 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — Anfernee Simons scored 27 points, CJ McCollum had 26 and the Portland Trail Blazers handed Houston its franchise-record 10th straight home loss, beating the Rockets 125-110 on Friday night.
Nurkic’s rebound, basket late rally Blazers over CelticsJanuary 22, 2022 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — Jusuf Nurkic grabbed an offensive rebound and hit a shot from the lane with 14 seconds left and the Portland Trail Blazers rallied past the Boston Celtics 109-105 Friday night.
Nurkic had 29 points and 17 rebounds, none bigger than his board after Jayson Tatum gave Boston a 104-103 lead with two free throws with 26.8 seconds to go.
Short-handed Heat pull away late, top Trail Blazers 104-92January 20, 2022 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — The leading scorer had just been placed in the NBA's health and safety protocols. The point guard is out for personal reasons. The team leader got ejected just before halftime.
Nuggets-Warriors off; Rivers, Malone enter NBA protocolsDecember 31, 2021 GMT
The NBA postponed another game for virus-related reasons Thursday, raising the total to 11 pushed back so far this season while two more head coaches entered the league's health and safety protocols.
Porzingis powers Mavericks past Trail Blazers 132-117December 28, 2021 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis had a season-high 34 points and nine rebounds, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Portland Trail Blazers 132-117 on Monday night.
Lillard scores 43 points, Trail Blazers snap 7-game skidDecember 18, 2021 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard scored a season-high 43 points and the Portland Trail Blazers snapped a seven-game losing streak, beating the Charlotte Hornets 125-116 on Friday night.
Blazers coach Chauncey Billups believes Lillard’s game has benefitted from improved health.
Blazers look to a more steady future after stormy startDecember 10, 2021 GMT
With a spate of injuries, a series of disheartening losses, trade rumors galore and front office upheaval, the Portland Trail Blazers are having a stormy start to the season.
But rookie coach Chauncey Billups is nonetheless optimistic about the future and fostering a hard-working — and winning — culture.
Lillard has season-high 39 points, Trail Blazers beat 76ersNovember 21, 2021 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard scored a season-high 39 points to help the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Philadelphia 76ers 118-111 on Saturday night.
The All-Star guard, fighting his way out of a slump early in the season, was 10 for 21 from the field and made all 14 free throws.
Jokic has 28 points, Nuggets rout Trail Blazers, 124-95November 15, 2021 GMT
DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic just missed out on his third straight triple-double, finishing with 28 points, nine rebounds and nine assists, and the Denver Nuggets spoiled Chauncey Billups' return with a 124-95 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night.
Trail Blazers get first road win, beating Rockets 104-92November 13, 2021 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 20 points, CJ McCollum added 17 and the Portland Trail Blazers cruised past the Houston Rockets 104-92 on Friday night, finally getting their first road victory of the season.
McCollum helps Blazers rout Suns for first win of seasonOctober 24, 2021 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Trail Blazers head coach Chauncey Billups was happy to have an extra pair of clothes on Saturday night. He needed them after getting drenched by his players as they celebrated his first career victory as a head coach.
Barnes has 36 and the Kings spoil Portland’s opener 124-121October 21, 2021 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings will be in a good place this season if Harrison Barnes can consistently shoot like he did in the season opener.
Barnes scored 36 points, including a career-high eight 3-pointers, and the Kings spoiled Chauncey Billups debut as Portland's head coach with a 124-121 victory over the Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.
Lillard embarking on pivotal season with BlazersOctober 12, 2021 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — For all the handwringing this summer over Damian Lillard's happiness in Portland, the Trail Blazers guard is staying put, hopeful the team's moves will pay off.
The biggest, of course, was parting ways with coach Terry Stotts after nine seasons.
Blazers acquire rights to Texas forward Greg BrownJuly 30, 2021 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers acquired the rights to Greg Brown, the No. 43 pick in the NBA draft, in a trade with the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday night.
Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum announced that the Blazers sent a future second-round pick and cash to New Orleans, which selected the forward from Texas.
Blazers introduce Billups, ‘stand by’ hire amid criticismJune 29, 2021 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers went into damage-control mode while introducing Chauncey Billups as their new coach Tuesday, amid questions about how they selected him over more experienced candidates and how sexual assault allegations were lodged against him nearly a quarter-century ago.
Billups gets first chance as head coach with Trail BlazersJune 28, 2021 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers have hired Chauncey Billups as their new coach.
Billups, a five-time NBA All-Star over a 17-year playing career, has never been a head coach. He has served as an assistant with the Los Angeles Clippers for the past season.