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Stories by Erik Gundersen

Columbian Trail Blazers Writer

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, shoots over Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, March 12, 2016.

Blazers singing their song loud

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, shoots over Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, March 12, 2016.

March 12, 2016, 10:42pm Blazers

The Blazers took care of business Saturday, taking down the Orlando Magic 121-84 on Saturday, behind 19 points and 10 assists from Damian Lillard. Read story

Portland’s Damian Lillard (0) got the better of Golden State’s Stephen Curry, left, during their last meeting on Feb. 19 with a 51-point effort and a win.

Curry vs. Lillard: Expect the best

Portland’s Damian Lillard (0) got the better of Golden State’s Stephen Curry, left, during their last meeting on Feb. 19 with a 51-point effort and a win.

March 10, 2016, 7:31pm Blazers

Blazers confident they can compete with league-best Warriors Read story

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard high-fives guard C.J. McCollum, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Portland, Ore., Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. The Trail Blazers won 115-110.

Blazers week in review 3/6

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard high-fives guard C.J. McCollum, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Portland, Ore., Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. The Trail Blazers won 115-110.

March 6, 2016, 6:05pm Blazers

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

Prairie season comes to close after 58-50 loss to Mt. Spokane (video)

March 4, 2016, 2:29pm Prep Sports

TACOMA–For most of Friday afternoon’s consolation match between Prairie and Mt. Spokane, it looked like the Falcons would accomplish their goal of extending their stay in the Puget Sound area, and their season. Unfortunately for them, the Wildcats and freshman Aspyn Adams, had other ideas. Mt. Spokane… Read story

Portland’s Ed Davis (17) can block a shot or two, here against Chicago’s Bobby Portis, but he’s also known as one of the Blazers top rebounders.

Rebounding is somewhat of Blazer speciality

Portland’s Ed Davis (17) can block a shot or two, here against Chicago’s Bobby Portis, but he’s also known as one of the Blazers top rebounders.

February 29, 2016, 6:09am Blazers

Portland not missing Aldridge, Lopez for rebounding this season. Read story

Portland Trail Blazers&#039; Damian Lillard (0), celebrates after making a basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Chicago.

Blazers week in review 2/28

Portland Trail Blazers&#039; Damian Lillard (0), celebrates after making a basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Chicago.

February 28, 2016, 6:18pm Blazers

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

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard shoots over Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016.

Blazers look to take successful run on the road

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard shoots over Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016.

February 26, 2016, 5:16pm Blazers

Portland begins tough six-game trip Saturday in Chicago Read story

Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum, left, dribbles past Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016.

Rockets put end to Blazers’ win streak

Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum, left, dribbles past Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016.

February 25, 2016, 11:06pm Blazers

James Harden scored 46 points, matching a season high and Dwight Howard had 19 points and 13 rebounds as the Rockets defeated Portland 119-105, coming back from a 21-point deficit. Read story

Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood (5) tries to get around Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016.

Looking back, adjustments fuel Portland turnaround

Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood (5) tries to get around Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016.

February 22, 2016, 8:22pm Blazers

Home-heavy January schedule gave Blazers chance to make changes Read story

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) pokes the ball away from Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood (5) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016.

Blazers success keeps going as they sink Jazz

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) pokes the ball away from Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood (5) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016.

February 21, 2016, 10:46pm Blazers

The Blazers came out victorious again, winning their 14th out of their last 17, 115-111, in a tight one with potential playoff implications against the Utah Jazz. Read story