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Stories by Erik Gundersen

Columbian Trail Blazers Writer

Boston Celtics guard Evan Turner (11) blocks the drive of Portland Trail Blazers guard Gerald Henderson (9) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 2, 2016, in Boston.

Blazers take rest down stretch whenever they can

Boston Celtics guard Evan Turner (11) blocks the drive of Portland Trail Blazers guard Gerald Henderson (9) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 2, 2016, in Boston.

March 30, 2016, 10:09pm Blazers

Wednesday is light practice day ahead of game vs. Celtics Read story

Portland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless (4) blocks the shot of Sacramento Kings center Kosta Koufos as center Mason Plumlee (24) defends during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, March 28, 2016.

Blazers easily defeat short-handed Kings

Portland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless (4) blocks the shot of Sacramento Kings center Kosta Koufos as center Mason Plumlee (24) defends during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, March 28, 2016.

March 28, 2016, 11:10pm Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers defeated a short-handed Sacramento Kings squad, 105-93, in a game that was not even that close. Read story

Portland’s Al-Farouq Aminu, dunking in front of Oklahoma City’s Steven Adams, is the Blazers best option at power forward according to one statistics website that tracks NBA players.

Aminu making mark for Blazers

Portland’s Al-Farouq Aminu, dunking in front of Oklahoma City’s Steven Adams, is the Blazers best option at power forward according to one statistics website that tracks NBA players.

March 27, 2016, 9:03pm Sports

The key to making the Blazers lineup work as of late has been the play of Al-Farouq Aminu. Read story

Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum (3) celebrates after scoring late in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Portland, Ore., Saturday, March 26, 2016. The Blazers won 108-105.

Blazers week in review 3/27

Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum (3) celebrates after scoring late in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Portland, Ore., Saturday, March 26, 2016. The Blazers won 108-105.

March 27, 2016, 6:50pm Blazers

The bad and the good from the Blazers last week, plus a look ahead at upcoming opponents. Read story

Portland’s Damian Lillard (0) celebrates with teammate C.J. McCollum (3) after McCollum made the go-ahead shot in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter Saturday. The Blazers won 108-105.

McCollum guides Blazers past 76ers

Portland’s Damian Lillard (0) celebrates with teammate C.J. McCollum (3) after McCollum made the go-ahead shot in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter Saturday. The Blazers won 108-105.

March 26, 2016, 11:03pm Blazers

Although they had plenty of stumbles in Saturday’s portion of the home stretch, CJ McCollum safely guided the Blazers past the Philadelphia 76ers, 108-105. Read story

Portland Trail Blazers forward Meyers Leonard shoots a 3-point basket against the Orlando Magic during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, March 12, 2016.

Leonard disappointed being out 6-8 months with injury

Portland Trail Blazers forward Meyers Leonard shoots a 3-point basket against the Orlando Magic during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, March 12, 2016.

March 26, 2016, 7:26pm Blazers

Meyers Leonard remains as optimistic as he can be despite the fact his season is over and his Blazers tenure remains uncertain. Read story

Dallas Mavericks forward Salah Mejri (50) fouls Portland Trail Blazers forward Mason Plumlee (24) during overtime of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 20, 2016, in Dallas. Dallas won in overtime 132-120.

Precarious playoff seeding on Blazers’ minds

Dallas Mavericks forward Salah Mejri (50) fouls Portland Trail Blazers forward Mason Plumlee (24) during overtime of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 20, 2016, in Dallas. Dallas won in overtime 132-120.

March 22, 2016, 3:57pm Blazers

Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers returned to their Tualatin practice facility Tuesday, answering questions about their precarious playoff positioning. Read story

Blazers week in review 3/21

March 21, 2016, 5:43pm Blazers

The bad and good from the Blazers last week plus a look ahead at upcoming opponents. Read story

Blazers week in review 3/13

March 13, 2016, 8:23pm Blazers

The good and bad from the Blazers last week, and a look ahead to upcoming opponents. Read story

Portland Trail Blazers guard Gerald Henderson, left, dribbles past Orlando Magic forward Devyn Marble, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, March 12, 2016.

Blazers’ Henderson remains solid contributor

Portland Trail Blazers guard Gerald Henderson, left, dribbles past Orlando Magic forward Devyn Marble, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, March 12, 2016.

March 13, 2016, 6:04pm Blazers

The rapid maturation of the young Portland Trail Blazers may not be happening were it not for the contributions of veteran Gerald Henderson. Read story