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San Antonio Spurs forward Keita Bates-Diop, left, drives to the basket against Portland Trail Blazers forward John Butler Jr. (21) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Austin, Texas, Thursday, April 6, 2023.

Bates-Diop leads Spurs past Blazers in inaugural Austin game

San Antonio Spurs forward Keita Bates-Diop, left, drives to the basket against Portland Trail Blazers forward John Butler Jr. (21) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Austin, Texas, Thursday, April 6, 2023.

April 6, 2023, 7:58pm Blazers

Keita Bates-Diop had 25 points, Julian Champagnie and Keldon Johnson added 24 points each and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Portland Trail Blazers 129-127 on Thursday night in the first NBA in Texas’ capitol city. Read story

Memphis Grizzlies guard Desmond Bane (22) handles the ball ahead of Portland Trail Blazers forward Drew Eubanks (24) as forward Jaren Jackson Jr. (13) moves for position in the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 4, 2023, in Memphis, Tenn.

Bane’s late burst leads Grizzlies past Trail Blazers 119-109

Memphis Grizzlies guard Desmond Bane (22) handles the ball ahead of Portland Trail Blazers forward Drew Eubanks (24) as forward Jaren Jackson Jr. (13) moves for position in the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 4, 2023, in Memphis, Tenn.

April 4, 2023, 7:46pm Blazers

Desmond Bane scored 30 points and keyed a fourth-quarter rally, Ja Morant added 23 points and nine assists and the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers 119-109 on Tuesday night. Read story

Portland Trail Blazers guard Skylar Mays (8) reacts after a Trail Blazers turnover during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Sunday, April 2, 2023, in Minneapolis.

Sharpe scores 27 points, Trail Blazers edge Timberwolves

Portland Trail Blazers guard Skylar Mays (8) reacts after a Trail Blazers turnover during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Sunday, April 2, 2023, in Minneapolis.

April 2, 2023, 3:33pm Blazers

Shaedon Sharpe scored 27 points, Kevin Knox II added 19 points and the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers beat the playoff-hopeful Minnesota Timberwolves 107-105 on Sunday. Read story

Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox, left, reaches for the ball as Portland Trail Blazers guard Shaedon Sharpe drives during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, March 31, 2023.

Now eliminated from playoff contention, the Blazers’ future takes center stage

Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox, left, reaches for the ball as Portland Trail Blazers guard Shaedon Sharpe drives during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, March 31, 2023.

March 31, 2023, 11:41pm Blazers

What seemed inevitable from the moment the Portland Trail Blazers pulled most starters out of the lineup in recent weeks became official Friday. For the second consecutive season, Blazers were eliminated from playoff contention. The result was confirmed midway through the first half of Friday’s eventual 138-114 loss… Read story

Sacramento Kings forward Domantas Sabonis dunks against Portland Trail Blazers forward Drew Eubanks, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, March 31, 2023. The Kings won 138-114.

Playoff-bound Kings beat Blazers 138-114

Sacramento Kings forward Domantas Sabonis dunks against Portland Trail Blazers forward Drew Eubanks, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, March 31, 2023. The Kings won 138-114.

March 31, 2023, 10:21pm Blazers

De’Aaron Fox had 20 points and 11 assists and the playoff-bound Sacramento Kings won their second consecutive game against Portland Trail Blazers 138-114 on Friday night. Read story

Sacramento Kings forward Domantas Sabonis, right, drives to the basket on Portland Trail Blazers forward Nassir Little, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, March 29, 2023.

Kings end long playoff drought with 120-80 win over Blazers

Sacramento Kings forward Domantas Sabonis, right, drives to the basket on Portland Trail Blazers forward Nassir Little, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, March 29, 2023.

March 29, 2023, 9:38pm Blazers

De’Aaron Fox scored 18 points and the Sacramento Kings clinched their first playoff berth since 2006 with a 120-80 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night. Read story

Portland shooting guard Keon Johnson, right, drives to the basket Monday, March 27, 2023, during the Trail Blazers’ 124-90 loss to the Pelicans at Moda Center.

For shorthanded Blazers, young players and newcomers get an opportunity with expanded roles

Portland shooting guard Keon Johnson, right, drives to the basket Monday, March 27, 2023, during the Trail Blazers’ 124-90 loss to the Pelicans at Moda Center.

March 27, 2023, 11:30pm Blazers

As the Portland Trail Blazers inch closer to the finish line of the 2022-23 season shorthanded and out-skilled, there’s a silver lining for several players stepping into larger roles during the stretch run. It’s an opportunity to make an impression ahead of an important offseason for the franchise. Read story

Portland Trail Blazers forward Jabari Walker, right, rebounds the ball over New Orleans Pelicans center Jonas Valanciunas during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, March 27, 2023.

Ingram scores 29 as Pelicans rout Trail Blazers 124-90

Portland Trail Blazers forward Jabari Walker, right, rebounds the ball over New Orleans Pelicans center Jonas Valanciunas during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, March 27, 2023.

March 27, 2023, 9:47pm Blazers

Brandon Ingram scored 29 points and the New Orleans Pelicans routed the shorthanded Portland Trail Blazers 124-90 on Monday night for their fifth straight victory. Read story

Portland Trail Blazers forward Nassir Little, left, looks to shoot over Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Sunday, March 26, 2023.

Gilgeous-Alexander scores 31, Thunder beat depleted Blazers

Portland Trail Blazers forward Nassir Little, left, looks to shoot over Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Sunday, March 26, 2023.

March 26, 2023, 7:23pm Blazers

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 31 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the depleted Portland Trail Blazers 118-112 on Sunday. Read story

Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine, left, shoots over Portland Trail Blazers forward Jabari Walker during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, March 24, 2023.

LaVine leads Bulls’ rout of Blazers, 124-96

Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine, left, shoots over Portland Trail Blazers forward Jabari Walker during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, March 24, 2023.

March 24, 2023, 9:43pm Blazers

Zach LaVine scored 33 points and the Chicago Bulls dominated the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers 124-96 on Friday night. Read story