Portland Trail Blazers


Fortunately for the Wizards, trailing by as many as 21 points, they were facing a team that had just blown an 18-point, third-quarter lead to the Philadelphia 76ers the night before.


Steve Blake wore No. 25 when he starred for the University of Maryland and at some of his stops in the NBA. That includes his current gig with the Portland Trail Blazers, but not any more.


Former Maryland center Alex Len left Thursday's game against the Portland Trail Blazers with an ugly apparent injury. Details here.


The Cleveland Cavaliers have won 11 straight games, their longest win streak of the new era. It comes after two trades and a two week rest for LeBron James.


It seems like every now and then a pivotal stretch nears for the Wizards, but this one could have season-long implications after Saturday's 120-116 double-overtime loss to the Toronto Raptors.