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Stories by Erik Gundersen

Columbian Trail Blazers Writer

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) slaps hands with Russell Westbrook (0) following a basket against the Memphis Grizzlies in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. Oklahoma City won 112-94.

Blazers still must weather Thunder

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) slaps hands with Russell Westbrook (0) following a basket against the Memphis Grizzlies in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. Oklahoma City won 112-94.

January 9, 2016, 5:33pm Blazers

Up next for the Blazers are Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder, who enter Sunday with the third-best record in the Western Conference. Read story

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) drives to the basket on Blazers guard C.J. McCollum (3).

Curry, Warriors are simply super vs. Blazers

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) drives to the basket on Blazers guard C.J. McCollum (3).

January 8, 2016, 10:59pm Blazers

Stephen Curry mesmerized the crowd, Klay Thompson was arching from deep and the versatility of Draymond Green was on full display in a 128-108 victory Friday over the Blazers to improve to 34-2. Read story

Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum sits on the bench during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. McCollum was inadvertently left off the roster and did not play in the game. The Clippers won 109-98.

Make no mistake, Warriors are focus

Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum sits on the bench during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. McCollum was inadvertently left off the roster and did not play in the game. The Clippers won 109-98.

January 7, 2016, 8:28pm Blazers

After their most notable game of the season, the Portland Trail Blazers took more questions on the bizarre events of Wednesday's loss to the Clippers as well as ones about their opponent Friday. Read story

Portland guard Damian Lillard, right, plays tight defense against Memphis forward Jeff Green on Monday.

Lillard’s return not enough as Blazers fall

Portland guard Damian Lillard, right, plays tight defense against Memphis forward Jeff Green on Monday.

January 4, 2016, 10:48pm Blazers

The Memphis Grizzlies held the Blazers to a season low for points scored in a game in winning 91-78, leading for more than 45 1/2 of the game's 48 minutes. Read story

Lillard returning to Blazers lineup

January 4, 2016, 6:12pm Blazers

Guard has been sidelined by plantar fasciitis Read story

Portland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless, left, pulls in the ball as Denver Nuggets forward Kostas Papanikolaou defends in the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, in Denver. The Nuggets won 108-104.

Harkless having a turnaround season

Portland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless, left, pulls in the ball as Denver Nuggets forward Kostas Papanikolaou defends in the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, in Denver. The Nuggets won 108-104.

January 4, 2016, 6:00am Blazers

Blazers forward excels with Aminu on the court Read story

Portland Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts shouts to his team during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, in Salt Lake City.

Blazers week in review 1/3

Portland Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts shouts to his team during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, in Salt Lake City.

January 3, 2016, 5:22pm Blazers

What went right and what didn't for the Blazers last week, plus a look ahead to upcoming opponents. Read story

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) looks on during practice before the start of their NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, in Salt Lake City.

Lillard making strides in return to Blazers lineup

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) looks on during practice before the start of their NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, in Salt Lake City.

January 2, 2016, 3:49pm Blazers

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard is getting closer to a return, but just how soon won't be known until sometime Sunday when they're scheduled to face the Denver Nuggets. Read story

Denver Nuggets forward Will Barton, center, loses control of the ball while dribbling past Portland Trail Blazers center Ed Davis, left, and guard C.J. McCollum, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015.

Portland caps 2015 by beating Nuggets

Denver Nuggets forward Will Barton, center, loses control of the ball while dribbling past Portland Trail Blazers center Ed Davis, left, and guard C.J. McCollum, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015.

December 30, 2015, 10:27pm Blazers

Lillard-less Blazers post their third consecutive win Read story

Injured Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard gestures from the bench during the first half of the team&#039;s NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015, in New Orleans. The Pelicans won 115-89.

Blazers week in review 12/27

Injured Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard gestures from the bench during the first half of the team&#039;s NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015, in New Orleans. The Pelicans won 115-89.

December 27, 2015, 7:05pm Blazers

A look and the good and bad from the Blazers last week, plus a look ahead to this week's opponents. Read story