Blazers hold off Rockets in OT to take Game 1

By KRISTIE RIEKEN Associated Press April 20, 2014 11:48 p.m.

LaMarcus Aldridge scored a franchise playoff-record 46 points and Damian Lillard added 31, including the go-ahead free throws in overtime, to lift the Portland Trail Blazers to a 122-120 victory over the Houston Rockets.

Lillard in the Limelight

By Erik Gundersen April 20, 2014 6 a.m.

Damian Lillard had formed a new post-game routine in the week before the Portland Trail Blazers clinched their playoff birth.

Micah Rice: Not the favorite? Fine for Blazers

By Micah Rice April 20, 2014 6 a.m.

Embrace that underdog role, I say. Play with an us-against-the-world edginess. Tap in to the fire that fuels Wesley Matthews.

Energy off bench suits Blazers' Williams

By Erik Gundersen April 20, 2014 6 a.m.

The Trail Blazers X-factor has always been, and will likely continue to be, back-up point guard Mo Williams.

Matchups: Blazers vs. Rockets

By Erik Gundersen April 20, 2014 6 a.m.

Matchups for the Blazers-Rockets playoff series

Get ready for Blazers-Rockets playoff game with live chat

By Erik Gundersen April 19, 2014 11 p.m.

Blazers reporter Erik Gundersen will chat with fans in advance of the tip-off of Sunday's Game 1 between the Blazers and Rockets.

Blazers in transition for Houston

By Erik Gundersen April 18, 2014 8:36 p.m.

Tactically, the Blazers haven’t been shy to address their focus for this series. “Transition, transition, transition, transition,” in the words of Mo Williams.

Blazers notebook: Blazers join Williams' lead

By Erik Gundersen April 16, 2014 8:29 p.m.

Fans who follow Blazers guard Mo Williams on Instagram, they know he's very serious about the way he dresses from his tailored suits to the designs on his socks.

Is it R.I.P. City for Adelman's career?

By JON KRAWCZYNSKI, Associated Press April 15, 2014 11:17 p.m.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As the clock ticks down on the Minnesota Timberwolves' regular season finale on Wednesday night, one of the most quietly successful coaching careers the NBA has ever seen could be coming to a close right with it.

Blazers' focus on Rockets heading into season finale

By Erik Gundersen April 15, 2014 10:07 p.m.

TUALATIN, Ore. — With their playoff match-up and where they will begin the postseason set in stone, the Portland Trail Blazers turned their focus from Game 82 against the Los Angeles Clippers to their best-of-seven series against the Houston Rockets.

Blazers week in review 4/14

By Erik Gundersen April 14, 2014 6 a.m.

Weekly review of the Portland Trail Blazers

Blazers outlast Warriors in overtime

By Erik Gundersen April 13, 2014 10:07 p.m.

the Portland Trail Blazers won a Wild West shootout 119-117 at the Moda Center in Portland behind 26 points from LaMarcus Aldridge, 24 points from Wesley Matthews, dodging a 47-point effort by Golden State's Stephen Curry.

Blazers hope Freeland can return soon, provide spark

April 12, 2014 11:02 p.m.

TUALATIN, Ore. — The impending return of British big man Joel Freeland has become a bigger storyline as the Trail Blazers approach the postseason.

Trail Blazers topple Jazz 111-99

April 11, 2014 10 p.m.

Wesley Matthews had 21 points and Damian Lillard scored 14 of his 16 points in a key fourth-quarter run to rally the Portland Trail Blazers past the Utah Jazz 111-99 on Friday night.

Blazers notebook: Kings coach likes Blazers, Lillard to be force in playoffs

By Erik Gundersen April 9, 2014 10:35 p.m.

Sacramento Kings head coach Mike Malone was an important assistant on Mark Jackson’s staff last season with the Golden State Warriors.