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Stories by Erik Gundersen

Columbian Trail Blazers Writer

Portland Trail Blazers forward Noah Vonleh (right) knocks the ball away from Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015.

Blazers blow out weary Cavaliers

Portland Trail Blazers forward Noah Vonleh (right) knocks the ball away from Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015.

December 26, 2015, 10:12pm Sports

The Damian Lillard-less Blazers routed the Cavaliers 105-76 Saturday at the Moda Center, snapping a five-game losing streak. Read story

Blazers notebook: Medical decision, not coach, keep Lillard out

December 26, 2015, 6:52pm Blazers

PORTLAND -- Few things are clear regarding Damian Lillard and his most public battle with injury. Read story

Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard (0) is fouled by Miami Heat's Chris Bosh, left, in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, in Miami.

Damian Lillard to miss first career regular season game, McCollum also out vs. Atlanta

Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard (0) is fouled by Miami Heat's Chris Bosh, left, in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, in Miami.

December 21, 2015, 11:47am Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers are without Damian Lillard for a regular season basketball game for the first time since Halloween 2012, snapping his streak of 275 consecutive games played. Read story

Portland Trail Blazers forward Allen Crabbe (23) in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, in Phoenix.

Crabbe focused on success

Portland Trail Blazers forward Allen Crabbe (23) in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, in Phoenix.

December 20, 2015, 9:56pm Blazers

Blazers' forward keeping his game on even keel Read story

Orlando Magic&#039;s Tobias Harris (12) gets past the Portland Trail Blazers defense for a shot during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, in Orlando, Fla.

Blazers week in review 12/20

Orlando Magic&#039;s Tobias Harris (12) gets past the Portland Trail Blazers defense for a shot during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, in Orlando, Fla.

December 20, 2015, 8:25pm Blazers

A look back and the bad and good of the Blazers week including what's coming up Read story

New Orleans&#039; Jrue Holiday, left, defends Portland&#039;s Damian Lillard (0) during the second half Monday.

The Force is strong with Lillard, Trail Blazers in win

New Orleans&#039; Jrue Holiday, left, defends Portland&#039;s Damian Lillard (0) during the second half Monday.

December 14, 2015, 11:04pm Blazers

Portland holds off Pelicans on Star Wars night at Moda Center Read story

Portland Trail Blazers forward Noah Vonleh (21) battles for a rebound with New York Knicks forward Kyle O&#039;Quinn (9) and New York Knicks center Robin Lopez (8) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015. The Knicks won 112-110.

Vonleh grows among Blazers starters

Portland Trail Blazers forward Noah Vonleh (21) battles for a rebound with New York Knicks forward Kyle O&#039;Quinn (9) and New York Knicks center Robin Lopez (8) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015. The Knicks won 112-110.

December 13, 2015, 10:00pm Blazers

Before this season, if there was one new player that carried the most intrigue and mystery, it was 20-year-old forward Noah Vonleh. Read story

Portland Trail Blazers&#039; Ed Davis, left, and Los Angeles Clippers&#039; Josh Smith look for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles.

Blazers week in review 12/13

Portland Trail Blazers&#039; Ed Davis, left, and Los Angeles Clippers&#039; Josh Smith look for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles.

December 13, 2015, 6:11pm Blazers

A look back at how the Blazers did last week, who stood out and what's coming up Read story

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) reacts to an officials call during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015. The Knicks won 112-110.

Anthony’s 37 points lead Knicks past Blazers

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) reacts to an officials call during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015. The Knicks won 112-110.

December 12, 2015, 10:24pm Blazers

Carmelo Anthony finished with 37 points, tying a season-high, and made clutch free-throws down the stretch to power the Knicks to a 112-110 come-from-behind win over the Portland Trail Blazers. Read story

Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins, left, goes to the basket against New York Knicks' Robin Lopez, center, and Kristaps Porzingis, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015.

Lopez speaks of “great memories” upon return to Portland

Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins, left, goes to the basket against New York Knicks' Robin Lopez, center, and Kristaps Porzingis, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015.

December 12, 2015, 11:57am Blazers

Saturday night will be the scene for yet another reunion for Portland Trail Blazers fans and a fan favorite in another uniform. “It’s good to be back,” New York Knicks center Robin Lopez said upon returning to Portland where he spent two successful seasons. “There’s lots… Read story