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Damian Lillard receives college degree at Weber State

By KAREEM COPELAND, Associated Press May 1, 2015 5:06 p.m.

Damian Lillard received his degree from Weber State on Friday morning, three years after entering the NBA. The two-time All-Star had promised his mother he would complete his degree when he turned pro.

Next challenge for Blazers is keeping Aldridge

By Erik Gundersen April 30, 2015 8:13 p.m.

With their wounds still fresh after being eliminated in five games by the Memphis Grizzlies, the Portland Trail Blazers said their goodbyes to each other and the media for the 2014-15 season.

Blazers’ season comes to end with Game 5 loss in Memphis

By Theresa Walker, Associated Press April 29, 2015 10:34 p.m.

MEMPHIS — Marc Gasol had 26 points and 14 rebounds as the Memphis Grizzlies advanced to the Western Conference semifinals by beating the Portland Trail Blazers 99-93 on Wednesday night.

Blazers made right moves to stay alive against Memphis

By Erik Gundersen April 28, 2015 6:10 p.m.

PORTLAND — It may have come a little late, but the Portland Trail Blazers made some adjustments to stay alive in their best-of-seven series against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Micah Rice: At the horn, a fitting and possibly final moment for Aldridge

By Micah Rice April 27, 2015 11:17 p.m.

For as off LaMarcus Aldridge was in Monday’s game, the final moment was spot on.

Blazers stay alive with 99-92 win in Game 4 over Memphis

By Erik Gundersen April 27, 2015 11:29 p.m.

Behind 32 points and seven assists from Damian Lillard as well as huge contributions from CJ McCollum and Meyers Leonard, the Portland Trail Blazers fought to live another day.

Not much going easy as Blazers face elimination

By Erik Gundersen April 26, 2015 4:58 p.m.

The Portland Trail Blazers returned to the practice court on Sunday, facing an almost inevitable elimination from the playoffs and an offseason of uncertainty.

Micah Rice: Blazers needed a superhero against rough-and-tumble Memphis

By Micah Rice April 25, 2015 11:20 p.m.

For a few fleeting moments, the Portland Trail Blazers felt strong again. But as much as Portland postured, it didn’t change the reality that Memphis is stronger, more physical and more able to assert its will on the game.

Blazers fall to Memphis 115-109, trail series 3-0

By Erik Gundersen April 25, 2015 11:23 p.m.

As the speculation over his impending free-agency hangs over the Portland Trail Blazers, LaMarcus Aldridge seemed possessed by an unholy basketball ghost for much of Game 3 against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Afflalo back as Blazers face must-win scenario

By Erik Gundersen April 24, 2015 5:01 p.m.

TUALATIN, Ore. — The Portland Trail Blazers will have more hands on deck as their best-of-seven series against the Memphis Grizzlies shifts to the Pacific Northwest.

Grizzlies never trail, rout Trail Blazers in Game 1

By TERESA M. WALKER, Associated Press April 19, 2015 9:10 p.m.

Reserve Beno Udrih scored 20 points and the Memphis Grizzlies never trailed in routing the Portland Trail Blazers 100-86 on Sunday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference first-round series.

Breakout Blazer: McCollum has stepped up

By Erik Gundersen April 18, 2015 11 p.m.

Portland Trail Blazers second-year guard C.J. McCollum is doing his best to stay even keeled even as the stakes rise in the postseason.

Blazers vs. Memphis player matchups

By Erik Gundersen April 18, 2015 11 p.m.

Position-by-position matchups for the Blazers-Grizzlies playoff series

Micah Rice: Take a big-picture view on Blazers season

By Micah Rice April 18, 2015 11 p.m.

Within two weeks, we'll know what to call the Blazers' first-round playoff series against Memphis.

Blazers continue to work through the pain

By Erik Gundersen April 17, 2015 7:36 p.m.

Before the Portland Trail Blazers took off to Memphis to start their first round series against the Grizzlies, they got one last workout in at their practice facility in Tualatin.