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Blazers reach new deal with team prez Olshey

Portland Trail Blazers president of basketball operations Neil Olshey has reached a contract extension that lengthens his deal through the 2023-24 season, the team announced Friday. Olshey has constructed a perennial Western Conference playoff team in his seven seasons, including consecutive years as a third seed and the franchise’s first conference finals berth in 19 […]

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Lillard: ‘Lot of contact’ by Iguodala on final play

OAKLAND, Calif. — Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard believed there was contact before Andre Iguodala’s strip that sealed the Golden State Warriors’ 114-111 win in Thursday night’s Game 2, but didn’t he blame the referees for not blowing the whistle. After the Warriors took a foul with 10 seconds remaining, Lillard isolated against Iguodala […]

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5-on-5: The Blazers’ best chance at an all-time upset

What is the Portland Trail Blazers’ best chance in this Western Conference finals matchup against the Golden State Warriors? Warriors-Blazers features two of the best backcourts in the league going head-to-head — Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum for Portland vs. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson for Golden State. If the Blazers pull off the upset, […]

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NBA: Refs missed PG’s elbow to head of Nurkic

The NBA’s chief of referees defended his crew Friday in the wake of controversy over how it affected the outcome of the Oklahoma City Thunder’s overtime win over the Portland Trail Blazers a night earlier. Monty McCutchen, a former longtime veteran official and the NBA’s vice president of referee development and training, indicated in an […]