Top 10 NBA Duos: No. 8 Damian Lillard & C.J. McCollum

Damian Lillard | Portland Trail Blazers: 4th season, 2x All-Star, 2013 Rookie of the Year, NBA All-Rookie First Team, 1x All-NBA Team Damian Lillard’s rise to elite status is a bit of a surprise. NBA scouts had their doubts about the four-year Weber State point guard. He wasn’t the greatest at driving to the hoop, and the level of competition he saw in college were two knacks against … Continue reading Top 10 NBA Duos: No. 8 Damian Lillard & C.J. McCollum

2015 NBA Playoffs Matchups

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Damian Lillard = Clutch… Goodbye Houston

The Rockets did everything right last night to keep themselves alive for a Game 7, yet they still gave Portland a tiny window of 0.9 seconds to eliminate them in the fourth quarter. Of course, that’s all Damian Lillard needed to send the Rockets packing, after hitting a dramatic buzzer-beater for the win. If this isn’t clutch, I don’t know what is. Continue reading Damian Lillard = Clutch… Goodbye Houston

Portland takes 3-1 series edge

If you couldn’t stay awake for last night’s game between Houston and Portland, you missed another thrilling finish. The Trail Blazers outlasted the Rockets in OT, 123-120, to take a 3-1 series advantage. It was the third overtime game in this series so far, and the teams have been scoring at a furious pace. The Blazers are averaging 118.25 points per game, while the Rockets … Continue reading Portland takes 3-1 series edge

LaMarcus Aldridge’s 46-Point Performance in Game 1

Hitting three’s from the corner and nabbing a whopping 18 boards; Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge made franchise history when he charted 46 points against the Rockets yesterday. In case you missed out last night, here’s a vid that captures all of LaMarcus’ glory against Houston’s loaded front court that’s led by Dwight Howard. The Blazers ultimately took Game 1 in Houston’s hostile homecourt, winning in overtime … Continue reading LaMarcus Aldridge’s 46-Point Performance in Game 1

A Brief Look at the NBA Playoffs: Western Conference

Western Conference No. 1 San Antonio Spurs vs. No. 8 Dallas Mavericks: The Spurs have been looking to avenge last year’s improbable ending in the NBA Finals for a long time. That begins with their first round series victory over the Mavs. Spurs win in five. No. 2 Oklahoma City Thunder vs. No. 7 Memphis Grizzlies: The Thunder present numerous matchup problems for the Grizzlies, most … Continue reading A Brief Look at the NBA Playoffs: Western Conference

2013-14 Season Preview: Portland TrailBlazers

LAST SEASON: (33-49), Failed to make NBA Playoffs PROJECTED STARTERS: G – Damian Lillard, Wesley Matthews F – Nicolas Batum, LaMarcus Aldridge C – Robin Lopez 6TH MAN: Mo Williams KEY ADDITIONS: Thomas Robinson, Dorell Wright KEY LOSSES:  FORECAST: Damian Lillard earned the Rookie of the Year award last season through his impressive play as Portland’s ballhandler. Lillard averaged 19.5 ppg. and 6.5 apg for the Blazers, while also … Continue reading 2013-14 Season Preview: Portland TrailBlazers

Top 10 Point Guards of Today: No. 10 – Damian Lillard

’12-13: 19.5 ppg, 6.5 apg, 3.1 rpg, 43 FG% There’s numerous reasons why Damian Lillard earned the Rookie of the Year Award last season, here’s three: One, he’s deceptively quick while also being a freak of an athlete. Two, he’s a clutch player with ice in his veins, bound to sink a game winner whenever given the chance. Three, he carries two tools of the … Continue reading Top 10 Point Guards of Today: No. 10 – Damian Lillard

4 Teams That Could Still Slide into the Playoffs

Los Angeles Lakers The Lakers are breathing down the back of the Utah Jazz, who sit in the West’s eighth seed. The group has a shown a stronger focus since the All Star break and are 7-3 in their last ten. Kobe Bryant is putting his money where his mouth is, averaging 27.6 points a game. Bryant also tallied 42 points and 12 assists in … Continue reading 4 Teams That Could Still Slide into the Playoffs

BallB4All’s Top 50: No. 15 – LaMarcus Aldridge

2012-13: 20.8 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.2 bpg, 47.5 FG% It’s hard to believe that LaMarcus Aldridge is already in the midst of his seventh NBA season. After a rookie season in which the former Texas standout averaged nine points per game, Aldridge has tallied at least 17 ppg in every season since his inauguration. He was snubbed as an All-Star in previous seasons … Continue reading BallB4All’s Top 50: No. 15 – LaMarcus Aldridge