Good morning Blazers fans, Antonio here. The Blazers pulled the most Blazers move ever on Saturday morning, losing to the New York Knicks by 11 after beating the Philadelphia 76ers the game earlier. The return of Damian Lillard and Derrick Jones Jr. was no match for Elfrid Payton and Julius Randle.

The loss to New York is a tale as old as time for Portland: an exciting win immediately followed by a disappointing loss. Let’s take a deeper look.

Lillard Hurting

Damian Lillard returned to the lineup after a brief one-game absence due to abdominal pain, and it was clear…

Good morning Blazers fans, Antonio here. Thursday night was unexpected, to say the least. With Damian Lillard out nursing an abdominal strain, the Blazers had only nine men healthy on the roster and were missing four starters. Against the team with the best record in the NBA in the Philadelphia 76ers, I expected to tune in to a blowout.

It was a blowout. The bench Blazers, with nothing to lose, beat down Joel Embiid and the 76ers, winning by 16 in a game that was not close in the second half despite Embiid’s 37 points. …

Good morning Blazers fans, Antonio here. The Blazers defense and the Wizards defense met Tuesday night in a battle to see who could give up the most points. Portland tried their hardest to blow another 20 point lead but ultimately held off a charging Bradley Beal to win an interesting game, 132–121.

Melo’s Historic Night

In my last recap, I discussed Carmelo Anthony’s struggles in the last few games and the rise of Nassir Little. With Little sidelined with a knee injury, Melo decided that he would prove me wrong, putting up 21 points on 50% shooting.

The rest of…

Good morning Blazer fans, Antonio here. After a string of close, one-possession games for Portland, the Blazers were on the wrong end of a blowout at the hands of the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night.

Damian Lillard played only 27 minutes and Terry Stotts called in the bench with nine minutes left to play in a game that was not close after the opening minutes.

Wide Open Threes

If there’s one thing that the Blazers have struggled with all season, no matter who has been playing for them: three-point defense. …

Good morning Blazer fans, Antonio here. And what a good morning it is. The Blazers played with emotions last night, but if a game ends in a win, we all worry a little less.

The Blazers and the feisty Bulls battled back and forth in a game that went from sure-win to heartbreaking-loss to amazing-win in a matter of minutes. When Damian Lillard rose up with two seconds left and knocked in his buzzer beating three to send the Bulls home, it capped off a thrilling last quarter. Let’s take a look.

Of course, we’ll start off with the…

Good morning, Blazers fans. Antonio here. The Blazers’ national TV matchup against the Rockets last night felt eerily familiar. An early blown lead. Injuries devastating the team. A failed comeback attempt leading to a heartbreaking single-digit loss. Yes, this felt like a game straight out of the 2019–20 season.

Thankfully, this is not last year. The Blazers are a bit different this time around, with one glaring advantage: depth. This team may not be full strength, but it’s pretty dang talented still. Anfernee Simons and Gary Trent are proof of that. …

Good (afternoon) Blazers fans, Antonio here. I have good news and bad news. The good news is that the Blazers cannot get anymore in-game injuries over the next two days. The bad news is that there might not be a healthy Blazers team left soon enough. I even consider the 125–122 loss to the Thunder a moral victory. Let’s get into it.

Injuries Galore

There’s no way to sugarcoat it: the Blazers are broken. This team, already hobbled, took an even bigger blow on Monday. Robert Covington sat out with a concussion, and Rodney Hood was sidelined after pregame warmups…

Good morning Blazer fans, Antonio here. After a long six days of waiting and two postponements, the Blazers returned to action with a 116–113 victory against the New York Knicks.

A few years ago (even last year, if we’re being honest), a three-point victory against a hapless New York team would be a glaring red flag. This team is not the same Knicks. A shorthanded victory against a superb defensive team is something the team can hang its hat on. Despite the victory, things were not as pretty as could be. Let’s take a look.

Tale of Two Halves


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Good morning Blazer fans, Antonio here. Today’s recap got very interesting and very dark last night at 11:08 PM when we learned that CJ McCollum has suffered a hairline fracture in his leg. This news certainly cripples the Blazer’s season and puts many playoff aspirations to rest. The Spurs game may have been a foreshadowing of the rest of the season, or it could be a turning point. Either way, the 125–104 loss can show us a lot.

Hood Steps Up, but Will He Stay Starting?

Through the first 13 games of the season, Rodney Hood had scored 18 total…

Photo Courtesy of Atlanta Journal

Good morning Blazer fans, Antonio here. The Blazers won their first game without Jusuf Nurkic, defeating the Hawks 112–106. There’s a lot to unpack from this matchup: McCollum’s exit, the bench play, and the team defense, so let’s get right into it! I’ll be looking at my 3 main takeaways from this game.

Kanter Dominates the Inside

The first game for the Blazers sans Nurkic went well for replacement Enes Kanter. Kanter looked like he was in 2019 playoff form, racking up 12 points, 15 rebounds, 5 blocks, and 3 assists. Most importantly, Kanter seemed alert defensively. When coming off…

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