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Portland gets 95-85 OT win over Rockets
Portland Trail Blazers slowed down James Harden in a 95-85 win over the Houston Rockets on Saturday night. Lillard and Nicolas Batum each made a 3 to help Portland open an 87-81 lead early in overtime. Harden made a pair of free throws before a
Lakers drop 2nd straight, fall to Blazers 116-106
not enough for the Los Angeles Lakers in a 116-106 loss to the inspired Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night. Nicolas Batum had 26 points and the Blazers led by as many as 19 in handing the Lakers their second straight loss to open the season
Kanter, Favors power Jazz past Blazers 97-91
game was tight throughout until Kanter and Favors took over midway through the fourth. Wesley Matthews led Portland with 24 points. LaMarcus Aldridge had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Nicolas Batum finished with 17 points and 10 boards.
New kids in town: Young Blazers hope to compete
before the dream becomes reality. The most familiar faces on the team, All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge, French forward Nicolas Batum and Wesley Matthews will be surrounded by a young, largely untested cast, including first-round draft picks Damian
Batum , Lillard lead Blazers over Jazz, 120-114
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Nicolas Batum scored 27 points and rookie Damian Lillard had 21 as the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Utah Jazz 120-114 on Monday night. Batum scored 15 points in the first quarter and hit five 3-pointers
Aldridge starts over, with same team
finished last season 28-38 and out of the playoffs for the first time in four years. They dismissed head coach Nate McMillan and let go of some of their more veteran players, choosing to build around Aldridge and swingman Nicolas Batum .
Thornton scores 23 to lead Kings past Blazers
guard Damien Lillard scored 20 points for Portland (1-2). LaMarcus Aldridge had 16 points and seven rebounds, Nicolas Batum scored 14, and Wesley Matthews and J.J. Hickson had 11 each.Evans helped keep the Kings lead in double digits
NBA season preview: Northwest Division
center Meyers Leonard, an Illinois product) to a foundation based around All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge and swingman Nicolas Batum , who was retained over the summer, and while the team has some potential, it wouldn't be prudent to expect an
Will the Warriors finish ahead of Portland, Utah?
for the Warriors. Portland still has two quality starters in all-star power forward LaMarcus Aldridge and swingman Nicolas Batum , but outside of that there is very little thats proven on this roster.Wes Matthews, J.J. Hickson and Jared Jeffries
Wakeup call: A good reason to flop; Ochojohnson clams up again
Olympics: "I wanted to give them a good reason to flop." (AP) Yeah, I'd say the shot to the groin that France's Nicolas Batum gave Spain's Juan Carlos Navarro was a good reason. PRO BASKETBALL The next time someone goes off on selfish, clueless