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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.
Damian Lillard's 25 points lead Portland to their third win in a row.
Jump into the comments section during the game for live updates and discussion as the Trail Blazers host the Detroit Pistons.
Photo gallery from the Portland Trail Blazers vs. Detroit Pistons game at the Moda Center.
The Blazers have a chance to improve their home record to 4-1 before heading out on an Eastern Conference road trip.
The Suns' forward will be at the Moda Center to play the Blazers on Wednesday.
Maurice Cheeks comes to Portland as head coach of the Pistons.
The Blazers play host to the Pistons at 7 p.m. Monday at the Moda Center.
Coach Terry Stotts and players LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard and Wesley Matthews talk about the victory, which lifts them to 4-2 on the season.
The Blazers complete their first home-and-away back-to-back sweep since 2008-09
The Trail Blazers hold off a fourth quarter rally to defeat the Kings for the second time in two nights.
The Blazers defeated the Kings two night in a row.
The Trail Blazers topped the Kings Friday night at the Moda Center, 104-91. Jump into the comments section below during the game for live updates and discussion.
Terry Stotts, who's entering his first NBA draft as Portland Trail Blazers head coach, spoke with the media after Thursday's predraft workout about his hopes for improving the roster this summer.
As the Blazers host their first predraft workout of the offseason, the team's general manager says the draft has "really good depth" and pledges to build a "deeper, much more talented roster."
After Thursday's predraft workout, Portland Trail Blazers general manager Neil Olshey spoke with the media about the team's preparation for the 2013 NBA draft.
One first-round prospect -- North Texas forward Tony Mitchell -- and five second-round hopefuls visited Portland for a predraft workout on Thursday.
North Texas forward Tony Mitchell is the only one of six Thursday visitors who is projected to be a first-round pick.
Our countdown to the 2013 NBA draft continues with a look at Georgia shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. The 6-foot-6 shooting guard led the Bulldogs in points per game (18.5), rebounds per game (7.1), field goal percentage (43.3), free throw percentage (79.9), three-point percentage (37.3) and steals (2.0) as a sophom
The Blazers on Thursday will host their first predraft workout of the offseason.
Portland Trail Blazers fans discuss whether or not the team should draft Maryland's Alex Len with the No. 10 overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft.