Aldridge's 43 lifts Blazers over Rockets 112-105

By KRISTIE RIEKEN, Associated Press April 23, 2014 10:52 p.m.

HOUSTON — LaMarcus Aldridge scored 43 points and Damian Lillard made six free throws down the stretch to give the Portland Trail Blazers a 112-105 win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night and a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series.Aldridge has made the most of the return to his home state and put the Trail Blazers in control heading home for Game 3 in Portland.

Rockets' Harden trying to be better in key Game 2

By By KRISTIE RIEKEN Associated Press April 22, 2014 11:25 p.m.

HOUSTON — James Harden missed 20 shots, including two in the final seconds of Houston's Game 1 loss to Portland in overtime.

Aldridge ready to cause more problems for Rockets

By KRISTIE RIEKEN Associated Press April 21, 2014 5:29 p.m.

A day after etching his name in Portland’s record books with a franchise playoff-record 46 points in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series against Houston, LaMarcus Aldridge was already looking forward.

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.