While Nicolas Batum was tossing small children from the mechanical bull, LaMarcus Aldridge posed for pictures. Wesley Matthews suggested one small boy join the Blazers based on his air hockey defensive skills.
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The zone attempt goes better than an aborted try during training camp.
Trail Blazers Damian Lillard, Nicolas Batum, Wesley Matthews and head coach Terry Stotts discuss defense improving Portland's starts in games following practice Monday.
This week's topics include Terry Stotts' rotation, Thomas Robinson and Meyers Leonard's contributions, the Blazers adjusting to life as "The Hunted," and more.
A Monday morning dose of Portland Trail Blazers links.
The Blazers hold Boston to 7-for-30 fourth quarter shooting to key the win.
Photos from the Portland Trail Blazers game against the Boston Celtics at the Moda Center in Portland on Jan. 11, 2014.
The Blazers (27-9) take on the Celtics (13-24) at 7 p.m. Saturday.
The Blazers return to action against the struggling Celtics.
Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard helped kick off this year's “Respect, Pass it On” campaign at Wilsonville High School by sharing his experiences growing up in Oakland.
Coach Terry Stotts has abandoned his rock-solid nine-man rotation in favor of a flexible one that could change game-by-game.
Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts on Portland's reserves being ready when they're name is called, and forward Thomas Robinson on making the most of his minutes.
Stotts coached in three All-Star Games as an assistant for the Seattle SuperSonics.
As the Trail Blazers take the day off, we take a stroll around the Internet for the latest Blazers links.
Damian Lillard remains eighth among West backcourt players.
The Blazers shooting guard goes inside when he can exploit a matchup.
The Oregonian's John Canzano on the energy from Thomas Robinson helping spark a big fourth quarter in the Trail Blazers' 110-94 win over the Magic Wednesday.
The rookie admits "I smiled" at the rousing ovation he received at the Moda Center.
After watching his team play a lackadaisical and laughable first-half, Stotts tears into them with a rare halftime tongue-lashing.
As and Bs for nearly everyone after the Blazers improve to 5-2 on the season.
The Blazers are off to a nice 5-2 start to the season, but they say one trait has been lacking through all the success: killer instinct.
The Suns won the first meeting, 104-91 in Phoenix. This time, the Blazers are the hosts, with tipoff set for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Moda Center.
After practice Tuesday, Portland head coach Terry Stotts talked about Phoenix establishing an identity through its first seven games, the sting of the season-opening loss still being fresh in the mind of the Blazers, and the chemistry developing from Portland's bench.
The Blazers are substituting Lillard twice in each half, trying to keep him fresher.
The Blazers win their third consecutive game as LaMarcus Aldridge and Robin Lopez post double-doubles.
Wesley Matthews and LaMarcus Aldridge get As.
The Oregonian's Joe Freeman on the play of Robin Lopez, the Trail Blazers' bench and the ongoing issue with Portland's interior defense.
The Blazers beat the Pistons 109-103 as Lopez (17 points, 10 rebounds) and Mo Williams (17 points, four assists) play their best games in Portland.
"I'd like to get to the point where we're a little but better at taking away other teams' strengths," Portland head coach Terry Stotts said after the game.