Blazers week in review 3/18

By Candace Buckner March 18, 2013 6 a.m.

Cheers, jeers and numbers

Blazers hold off Pistons, 112-101

By Candace Buckner March 16, 2013 11:01 p.m.

LaMarcus Aldridge had 31 points and 12 rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers handed the Detroit Pistons their eighth straight loss.

Blazers have been fortunate when it comes to injuries

By Candace Buckner March 15, 2013 4:44 p.m.

Before Portland Trail Blazer fans read this next line, they might want to crack their knuckles then find a hard surface.

Blazers get important victory over Knicks

By Candace Buckner March 14, 2013 11 p.m.

PORTLAND -- The only two games on the NBA schedule Thursday night featured a pair of teams searching for a way back into the playoff picture, and needing primetime wins to get there.

Wrist injury has Blazers' Batum handcuffed

By Candace Buckner March 14, 2013 6 a.m.

Nicolas Batum exhaled and slumped back in his chair. Just moments removed from the Trail Blazers' Tuesday night loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, when Batum had flashed moments of frustration by throwing a fist in the air and sulking on the sideline with his head in his hands, he was now drained.

Grizzlies' defense leaves Blazers famished

By Candace Buckner March 12, 2013 11:05 p.m.

PORTLAND -- The Memphis Grizzlies defense wasn't just stingy on Tuesday night, it pushed the Trail Blazers from their sweet spots, stuffed their shots and even snatched food out of the hands of their fans during their 102-97 win at the Rose Garden Arena.

Blazers Week in Review

By Candace Buckner March 11, 2013 6 a.m.

The Portland Trail Blazers week in review

Blazers Week in Advance

By Candace Buckner March 11, 2013 6 a.m.

The Portland Trail Blazers week in advance

Candace Buckner: Felton to face fans' rage

By Candace Buckner March 11, 2013 6 a.m.

Brent Kearsley seems like a sensible man.

Blazers face road to joy or sorrow this week

By Candace Buckner March 5, 2013 11:16 p.m.

The Trail Blazers (28-31) have won two straight and now begin a three-game road trip that could pull them closer to the playoff picture or sink them deeper in the standings.

Blazers cruise past Bobcats, 122-105

By Candace Buckner March 4, 2013 10:49 p.m.

LaMarcus Aldridge had 23 points and 14 rebounds, as the Portland Trail Blazers handed the Charlotte Bobcats their seventh straight loss.

Candace Buckner: It's time to celebrate

By Candace Buckner March 4, 2013 6 a.m.

There's only one true reason why compared to your career, professional athletes have way better jobs. They get to celebrate.

Blazers week in review 3/4

By Candace Buckner March 4, 2013 6 a.m.

Look back at the Blazers week

Blazers week ahead 3/4

By Candace Buckner March 4, 2013 6 a.m.

Blazers game of the week: vs. Spurs

Ailing Timberwolves are just what struggling Blazers needed

By Candace Buckner March 2, 2013 10:45 p.m.

Damian Lillard scored 24 points, J.J. Hickson added 18 points and 16 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 109-96 on Saturday night to earn only their second win in nearly a month.

Transformation of Leonard continues

By Candace Buckner March 2, 2013 6 a.m.

Meyers Leonard has the body of a fitness magazine centerfold and yet the heart of a child begging for more recess and less broccoli.

Candace Buckner: It's time for sports journalism to evolve

By Candace Buckner March 1, 2013 6 a.m.

I'm just glad that nobody ever warned me that journalism was a boys-only club.

Nuggets' backcourt burns Blazers for win

By Candace Buckner February 27, 2013 11:21 p.m.

The Trail Blazers expected a track meet, but ultimately a tortoise won the race.

Nuggets rolling into Portland

By Candace Buckner February 27, 2013 6 a.m.

TUALATIN, Ore. -- Before the Denver Nuggets arrived in Portland, they reminded the Trail Blazers just how necessary transition defense will be in tonight's matchup.

Candace Buckner: Playoff hope is in the math

By Candace Buckner February 25, 2013 6 a.m.

Wesley Matthews has it all figured out. He has masterminded a way for the Trail Blazers to break out of this funk and still have a chance in the playoff picture.

Blazers week ahead 2/25

By Candace Buckner February 25, 2013 6 a.m.

Game of the week: vs. Nuggets

Blazers week in review 2/25

By Candace Buckner February 25, 2013 6 a.m.

Blazers review for the week of Feb. 18-24

Matthews plays hurt in helping Blazers beat Celtics

By Candace Buckner February 24, 2013 10:10 p.m.

The Portland Trail Blazers fought through pain and physical play to take the 92-86 win over the Boston Celtics on Sunday night.

Play in Rip City, join Timbers Army

By Candace Buckner February 24, 2013 5:59 a.m.

There are several professional sports options that can deliver prime entertainment for area fans.

Maynor fits right in with Blazers

By Candace Buckner February 23, 2013 8:22 p.m.

When Eric Maynor arrived in Portland, he instantly became a hit for certain Trail Blazers.

Blazers acquire point guard Eric Maynor

By Candace Buckner February 21, 2013 6:50 p.m.

Oklahoma City gets Portland's trade exception in exchange

Blazers seek fix for their trust issues

By Candace Buckner February 21, 2013 6:01 a.m.

There must have been an echo bouncing around the walls of the Trail Blazers' practice facility on Wednesday afternoon.

Blazers' skid reaches six as rally falls just short

By Candace Buckner February 19, 2013 11:13 p.m.

Crumpled up in the locker stall separating LaMarcus Aldridge and Ronnie Price was a Trail Blazers-Suns halftime statistics report. On it, someone had drew circles around the opponent's extremely high field-goal percentage and scribbled on the bottom one word: Mindset.

Blazers regroup following time away

By Candace Buckner February 19, 2013 6 a.m.

When Victor Claver boarded a plane for Las Vegas last weekend, he needed an escape from Portland. A reprieve from basketball.

A basketball player walks into a bar ...

By Candace Buckner February 18, 2013 6 a.m.

When the Blazers' resident funny guy and unofficial team spokesman Jared Jeffries arrived in Portland, he discovered the Boiler Room, and happened to visit on a night that featured open-mic comedy.

Blazers week in review 2/18

By Candace Buckner February 18, 2013 5:59 a.m.

A review of the Blazers' past week (Feb. 10-16)

Blazers week ahead 2/18

By Candace Buckner February 18, 2013 5:59 a.m.

Blazers Game of the Week: vs. Lakers

Times drop for local swimmers at state meet

By Candace Buckner February 16, 2013 11:26 p.m.

The conclusion of the Washington boys' swimming and diving state championships on Saturday coincided with the end of a long day for Camas sophomore Kasey Calwell.

Union girls earn trip to regionals

By Candace Buckner February 16, 2013 12:21 a.m.

When Union coach Roger Shepard looks back to the weeks before his girls' basketball team started the season, he feels that the Titans received a bit too much recognition.

Candace Buckner: Rap lyric was classic swing and miss

By Candace Buckner February 15, 2013 6 a.m.

The "Best rapper ever" needs to be checked. We need to ignore this guy. Forget him faster than the Funky Bunch, and dis him just as much as we do the chorus of Vanilla Ice's "Ninja Rap."

Evergreen boys must find old winning form after loss

By Candace Buckner February 13, 2013 11:33 p.m.

The Evergreen boys basketball team might have recently won its Class 4A district tournament championship last weekend, but that team was nowhere to be found while hosting Bethel of Spanaway on Wednesday in a bi-district playoff game.

Sean Price is back in the game

By Candace Buckner February 12, 2013 6 a.m.

Sean Price's path to college basketball has been littered with years of bad fortune. Yet he still chases after his first love.

Blazers week ahead 2/11

By Candace Buckner February 11, 2013 6 a.m.

What's coming up for the Blazers

Blazers midseason grades

By Candace Buckner February 11, 2013 6 a.m.

LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum and Damian Lillard must be teacher’s pets, because they have aced the mid-season Blazer report card.

Blazers week in review 2/11

By Candace Buckner February 11, 2013 6 a.m.

A look back at the Blazers week

Union girls win district by stopping Skyview

By Candace Buckner February 9, 2013 11:05 p.m.

The Union girls basketball team not only pulled off an upset Saturday night in their 4A district title game against Skyview, the Titans also made history.

Camas stands tall at 4A district swim meet

By Candace Buckner February 7, 2013 9:53 p.m.

When the Camas Papermakers walk into the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way next weekend for the boys state swimming championships, they will be featured in eight events and full of confidence.

Happy days are here again for Smith

By Candace Buckner February 2, 2013 9:50 p.m.

One night after losing to Utah, Portland picks up a victory on its home floor

Lillard to join All-Star festivities

By Candace Buckner January 30, 2013 11:03 p.m.

Not all the news from the NBA league office on Wednesday deflated the Blazers' balloon.

NBA: Refs gave Blazers assist in comeback win

By Candace Buckner January 30, 2013 10:54 p.m.

PORTLAND -- Sorry for the buzzkill, Blazer fans, but the team's feel-good comeback punctuated by LaMarcus Aldridge's game-winning basket at the end of regulation against the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night was set up by a call that was wrong.

Aldridge has Blazers' winning touch

By Candace Buckner January 29, 2013 10:59 p.m.

LaMarcus Aldridge's turnaround jumper fell as time ran out and the Portland Trail Blazers came back from a 21-point third-quarter deficit to beat the Dallas Mavericks 106-104 on Tuesday night.

Blazers rebound to knock off Clippers

By Candace Buckner January 26, 2013 10:57 p.m.

Nicolas Batum had 20 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high 12 assists for his second triple-double in a week and the Portland Trail Blazers handed the Los Angeles Clippers their fourth straight loss with a 101-100 victory on Saturday night.

Back-to-back challenge await Blazers

By Candace Buckner January 25, 2013 11:41 p.m.

The Trail Blazers plugged the leak in their boat, as rookie Will Barton described it after Portland defeated the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday to stop a six-game losing streak.

Candace Buckner: LA is movin' on up

By Candace Buckner January 24, 2013 10:15 p.m.

LaMarcus Aldridge is an All-Star once again.

Aldridge helps Blazers snap skid

By Candace Buckner January 23, 2013 11:26 p.m.

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Indiana Pacers 100-80 on Wednesday night to snap a six-game losing streak.