Portland Trail Blazers 2014 News and Updates
3/5/14 - Ouch. This one had to sting a little. The Portland Trail Blazers gave up a last second alley-oop play as time expired to fall to the cellar-dweller L.A. Lakers, 107-106. The Blazers had four of their five starters record double digit scoring efforts, including 21 from forward LaMarcus Aldridge and 20 from Damian Lillard; two other Blazers chalked up double-figure rebound counts – 16 (nine of them off the offensive glass) for center Robin Lopez, and 15 (including 10 defensive boards) for Nicolas Batum. The loss broke a five game winning streak for Portland.
2/26/14 - All Star representative Damian Lillard continued his hot scoring hand in the Portland Trail Blazers’ dismantling of the Minnesota Timberwolves last weekend. Lillard hung a game high 32 points on the T’wolves, along with a pair of rebounds and five assists. Thomas Robinson came off the bench for the Blazers and cleared 18 rebounds – 11 defensive and seven offensive – along with a pair of blocks, while Nicholas Batum also had a good night defensively too,
… morewith 10 rebounds and three blocked shots.
2/21/14 - Portland’s young star Damian Lillard had quite a busy weekend in New Orleans during last weekend’s NBA All Star festivities. As a starter in the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge, Lillard had 13 points and five boards in Team Hill’s winning effort. On Saturday night, he highlighted the Skills Competition with Trey Burke for the win; he also participated in the three-point shooting competition and dunk contests. Finally, as a reserve in Sunday’s All Star Game, Lillard hit for nine points in as many minutes of court time.
2/6/14 - Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard is set to take part in the NBA’s dunk contest over All Star weekend in New Orleans. Lillard may also take part in the 3-point shooting contest as part of the contests on Saturday night, which would make him the first ever to take part in all five All Star events – the Rising Stars Challenge; the Skills Challenge; the 3-point and dunk contests; and the All Star Game itself, in which Lillard has been selected as a reserve.
1/31/14 - Highest scoring offense in the league? That may hold true for the Portland Trail Blazers, who sit tied with San Antonio for the second best win-loss record in the Western Conference, but don’t tell that to the Memphis Grizzlies, who held the Blazers scoreless for the first two minutes and 20 seconds of a recent win at the Moda Center in Portland. The Blazers lead the NBA not only in points per game average (108.4), but rebounds per game (46.6) as well.
1/20/14 - The Portland Trail Blazers are looking great, sitting atop the Northwest Division with a 31-9 record as the highest scoring team in the league (fronted by Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge), and second in the Western Conference—just one game behind the San Antonio Spurs, who they beat last week 109-100. Portland is currently enjoying five consecutive victories, looking to extend their winning momentum tonight over the Houston Rockets and against the OKC Thunder this Tuesday. OKC is close to stealing the top spot in the division, so the match on Jan 21 is pivotal and you can score tickets for just $19! The Blazers will return home after a long four-game road trip to face the Denver Nuggets at the Rose Quarter. Portland tickets start at an affordable $19 on Jan 23, followed by fellow Northwest opponents, the Minnesota Timberwolves, Saturday Jan 25—get into this hot match for $47. Buy Portland Trail Blazers tickets now and join them on their road to playoffs this season!
Portland Trail Blazers 2013-2014 Season
The average price for Trail Blazers tickets at the newly renamed Moda Center
this coming season is $98. After opening the season with two road games in Phoenix and Denver, the Blazers 11/2 home opener against the defending Western Conference Champion Spurs is averaging $118. The most expensive game at the former Rose Garden in 2013-14 is the 12/28 match-up against the NBA Champion Miami Heat
, averaging $253. With an average price of $191, the 3/3 game against the Lakers is the second-most expensive. Rounding out the Blazers’ five most expensive home games are the Clippers on 12/26, Nets on 2/26, and Thunder on $211.
The Portland Trail Blazers continue to rebuild around 2-time All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge and 2013 Rookie of the Year Damian Lillard. Second-year coach Terry Stotts looks to improve on the team’s 2012-13 record of 33-40 and challenge for a playoff berth. With the additions of former top-5 pick Thomas Robinson and rookie 2013 first round draft pick CJ McCollum, the team managed to add young talent to its already promising core. Veteran free agent big-man Robin Lopez and sharpshooter Dorel Wright should also be important pieces this season. Amidst speculation surrounding Aldridge’s discontent in Portland, the Blazers may need to show improvement early in the season to keep Aldridge happy and off the trading block.