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  1. Learning from the masters

    Daniel Nowell

    There were no miracles in store for the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 5. Like most of the series before it, the game was a trouncing, with the Blazers unable to counter the San Antonio Spurs' defensive pressure or ball movement. Not even Tony Parker...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  2. Trail has gone cold

    Daniel Nowell

    When a team is down 3-0 in a series, every media availability becomes a dance. What's most frustrating? Well, we need to focus for the full game. What's most disappointing? Well, obviously it's tough to lose a game on your home court, or obviously it...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  3. The Trail Blazers are here to stay

    Daniel Nowell

    The Portland Trail Blazers are once again a marquee team. There are qualifiers to be made and some nuance to add, but let's treat Portland's series win over the Houston Rockets -- and the Damian Lillard buzzer-beater on which it occurred -- as what i...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  4. Blazers, Rockets take similar paths to Rd. 1

    Daniel Nowell

    The Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets tip off Sunday in a first-round matchup that will seem, in many ways, like warp-speed shadow boxing. This series is perhaps the most stylistically even of any in the opening round -- both teams are i...

    Blog | April 19, 2014
  5. Middle-earthy

    Daniel Nowell

    About a month ago, the Portland Trail Blazers were in a bit of a shooting slump heading into a matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder. During Terry Stotts' pregame media availability, a reporter asked the coach why the shots weren't falling. "Wel...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  6. Has the Blazers' bubble burst?

    Daniel Nowell

    The Portland Trail Blazers just played their 41st game, but already there's a sense that the season has passed them by. Their 11-game win streak, their national coming-out party, happened nearly two months ago, and the NBA news cycle, as is its wont,...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  7. Terry Stotts' long road to the top

    Daniel Nowell

    In the spring of 1988, Portland Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts was preparing to accept a job offer from Upjohn pharmaceuticals. He'd spent the eight years since graduating from the University of Oklahoma bouncing around the basketball world: c...

    Blog | December 26, 2013
  8. Finding an identity under the flannel

    Daniel Nowell

    The Rose Garden is no longer. This summer, Portland's arena -- one of the few left without a corporate sponsorship -- was folded into the flock. The Portland Trail Blazers now play in the Moda Center. Elsewhere, the Blazers' business team, just in it...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  9. What is Las Vegas Summer League?

    Daniel Nowell

    Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE/Getty ImagesLas Vegas Summer League: The world's first glimpse at future stars in their NBA uniforms.It seems impossible that we need more basketball. The NBA Finals ended less than a month ago, and for the past several ye...

    Blog | July 11, 2013