In 1970, Portland was granted an expansion franchise in the NBA and team officials announced a name-the-team contest. Of the more than 10,000 entries, Pioneers was the most popular, but was ruled out because nearby Lewis & Clark College was already using the nickname. Another popular entry was Trail Blazers, whose logo is supposed to represent five players on one team playing against five players from another team.

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Blazers at Suns: Game preview/Updates, time, TV channel

Needing one more victory to clinch a playoff berth, the Portland Trail Blazers needed one final defensive stop against the Phoenix Suns to preserve a narrow victory. Instead, Norman Powell was whistled for a foul on Phoenix’s Devin Booker, who sank the go-ahead free throws as the Suns won 118-117 to deny the Blazers on […]

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The Portland Trail Blazers have their playoff fate in their hands

PORTLAND, OREGON – MAY 07: Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers warms up before the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Moda Center on May 07, 2021 in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms […]

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Portland Trail Blazers Tickets | 2021 NBA Tickets & Schedule

Portland Trail Blazers at Moda Center Any fan who witnesses the Trail Blazers at Moda Center (formerly known as the Rose Garden) understands how Portland got the nickname “Rip City.” The atmosphere is electrifying. The arena, opened in 1995, has undergone a series of renovations over the years to enhance the fan experience, including significant […]

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=Blazers’ Jusuf Nurkic hits stride, fans arrive just in time to see it

Jusuf Nurkic felt nervous Friday night before the Portland Trail Blazers took the court at the Moda Center for what turned out to be an all-important win over the Los Angeles Lakers. That night marked the first time Nurkic played in front of fans at the Moda Center since March 2019, when he broke his […]

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Blazers ‘playing together,’ eyeing 5th in West as they enter season’s final stretch

The Portland Trail Blazers have been through their share of difficult times this season. Major injuries. Ugly losses. Lengthy losing stretches. Speculation about the job security of their coach. Yet, with six games remaining on their schedule, the Blazers could still finish as high as fifth in the Western Conference standings. A 5-1 road trip […]