Portland Trail Blazers

Mason Plumlee of the Brooklyn Nets goes up for a shot against the Portland Trail Blazers on Nov. 15, 2014, at the Moda Center Arena in Portland, Oregon. (credit:  Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Blazers Beat Nets 97-87 Without Aldridge, Batum

Missing their two starting forwards could have been a problem for the Portland Trail Blazers. Instead, it was an opportunity.

11/16/2014

A Thunder fan holds up a giant Kevin Durant head (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images), LeBron James  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images), Deron Williams (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk’s Picks And Predictions For NBA Playoffs Round 2

I don’t believe in Deron Williams, but the Nets will still manage two wins. Heat in six. As for the rest of the matchups…

05/05/2014

Dr. Jack Ramsay speaks at the Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award prior to Game Two of the 2010 NBA Finals on June 6, 2010 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Legendary NBA Broadcaster/Coach Dr. Jack Ramsay Dead At 89

Ramsay’s family announced his death, saying he “led the greatest life that one could lead.”

04/28/2014

Andray Blatche #0 of the Brooklyn Nets shoots against the Portland Trail Blazers on February 26, 2014 at the Moda Center Arena in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Portland Trail Blazers Clobber Nets 124-80

The Portland Trail Blazers routed the Brooklyn Nets 124-80 on Wednesday night. Deron Williams had 12 points to lead for the Nets, who had their lowest point total this season.

02/27/2014

Mike Woodson  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Report: Knicks Owner Meets With Embattled Coach Woodson After Loss

The Knicks are another game closer to a lost season, and one has to wonder if — or when — coach Mike Woodson will be shown the door.

02/06/2014

Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks drives against Joel Freeland #19 of the Portland Trail Blazers during a game at Madison Square Garden in New York City on February 05, 2014.   (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Blazers Shoot Poorly, But Knicks Still Lose 94-90

Nicolas Batum had 20 points and 10 rebounds, Wesley Matthews scored 18 points, and the Portland Trail Blazers overcame poor-shooting nights by their two All-Stars to beat the New York Knicks 94-90 on Wednesday.

02/06/2014

(Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Boomer & Carton: Cleaning Up The Clutter And A Recco Update

Plus, Boomer suggests some hot yoga for Craig, Evan Roberts gets a wake-up call (and earns Jerry $100), Antonio Cromartie advocates for the NFL to stop testing for marijuana and some sad news…

WFAN–02/06/2014

Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers dunks against the New York Knicks on November 25, 2013 at the Moda Center Arena in Portland, Oregon.  (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Woodson Says Knicks ‘Came Out Not Ready To Play’ In Portland

The Knicks’ nightmarish start just keeps getting worse. New York lost its sixth straight game Monday, this one to the Trail Blazers, who put it away early.

11/26/2013

Andre Drummond #0 of the Detroit Pistons shoots against Andrea Bargnani #77 of the New York Knicks on November 19, 2013 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Credit: Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks Drop 6th Straight; Trail Blazers Win 102-91

The Portland Trail Blazers beat the slumping New York Knicks 102-91 on Monday night for their 11th straight victory.

11/26/2013

Kevin Garnett sits on the bench at the end of the fourth quarter against the Portland Trail Blazers at Barclays Center on November 18, 2013. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: If Kevin Garnett Is Hot, LEAVE HIM IN!

Garnett was supposed to help change the Nets’ notoriously soft culture. It’s hard to do that five minutes at a time.

11/19/2013

Portland Trail Blazers v Brooklyn Nets

Nets Fall To Portland Trail Blazers 108-98

The Portland Trail Blazers beat the Brooklyn Nets 108-98 Monday night for their seventh straight victory.

11/19/2013

Reggie Evans #30 of the Brooklyn Nets drives to the basket against the Portland Trail Blazers on March 27, 2013 at the Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Cameron Browne/NBAE via Getty Images)

20-20 Vision: Evans Has ‘Absurd’ 26 Rebounds, 22 Points In Nets’ Win

Reggie Evans finished with a career-high 26 rebounds and matched his career best with 22 points, and Brooklyn beat Portland 111-93 on Wednesday night.

03/28/2013

Eric Maynor #6 of the Portland Trail Blazers attempts the shot against J.R. Smith #8 of the New York Knicks (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks Go Ice Cold In 2nd Half, Lose Again In Felton’s Return To Portland

J.R. Smith had 33 points and Kenyon Martin added 12 to lead New York, which went ice cold in second half, shooting just 33 percent.

03/15/2013

Iman Shumpert (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Knicks Desperately Miss Shumpert’s Suffocating ‘D’

The Knicks sorely miss Shumpert’s tenacious on-ball defending.

01/02/2013

Portland Trail Blazers v New York Knicks

Knicks Fall To Portland 105-100 Despite Anthony’s Performance

Carmelo Anthony scored a season high-tying 45 points, but the Portland Trail Blazers still beat the New York Knicks 105-100 Tuesday night, spoiling Amare Stoudemire’s season debut.

01/01/2013

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