The Blazers survived an early scare to pick up the 100-92 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. The Trail Blazers were left holding their breath late in the first half after they saw star point guard Damian Lillard head to the locker room with a left ankle injury. However, Lillard being Lillard, he was on the court to start the second half and played the remainder of the game. A game where the Blazers picked up a much needed win to start the five-game road trip.
UPDATE: Lillard returned to the floor and started the second half for the Trail Blazers
Trail Blazers star guard Damian Lillard had to head to the locker room early after rolling his right ankle late in the first half against the Grizzlies. Lillard was driving for a layup and appeared to step on the foot of Grizzlies small forward Chandler Parsons, rolling his right ankle and falling to the floor.
After subbing out of the game Lillard tried to loosen the ankle back up while on the bench, but eventually left to be treated in the team’s locker room.
During halftime the Trail Blazers announced Lillard is PROBABLE to return with a right ankle sprain
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The Blazers kept the momentum going Wednesday night at the Moda Center with a five point win over the Orlando Magic. Damian Lillard led the way with 26 and CJ McCollum was right behind him with 24. Shabazz Napier had himself another great game and put up 17 points in the win. Next up, the Blazers travel to Sacramento for a Friday night game.
The Trail Blazers big three showed up Monday night against the Nuggets and brought home the victory at Moda Center. CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic both put up 17 points and Damian Lillard added in 15. The Blazers will host Orlando on Wednesday night.
Khalil Tate is good. The whole country knows it. On Saturday the Beavers learned the lesson firsthand. Tate ran all the Beavers to the tune of 206 -yards and two scores. But it wasn’t just Tate that had his way. The entire Arizona run game was in attack mode. The Wildcats ran for 534-yards and seven touchdowns. Seven! In short, Oregon State just couldn’t stop the ground attack.
Despite a 10 point third quarter lead, the Trail Blazers came up short Friday night at Moda Center against the Nets. The key possesion late was a Nets missed free throw that Portland was unable to rebound. It would have given the Blazers the ball down only three points. Instead, they were forced to foul again and found themselves down four with only seconds to go.
If you have somehow never seen this clip, grab some tissues and hit play.
From the YouTube description by John Castelli:
Here is a piece that I cut for the finale of The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2012 about Meyers Leonard. It was produced/directed/shot by Matt Engel. Having a close relationship his entire life with big brother Bailey, Meyers was shocked when his brother, who was currently on duty as a U.S. Marine, flew to Illinois to surpise Meyers and watch him play for the first time in years.
CJ McCollum came up just short on what would have been the go-ahead shot in the final seconds of the game at Moda Center on Tuesday night against the Grizzlies. McCollum led the way for the Blazers with 36 points, while Evan Turner chipped in 16 and Damian Lillard 12. Former Oregon Duck, Dillon Brooks, had a late steal along with an And 1 further cementing his "Mr. Clutch" status.