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2014 Playoffs Round 1: Blazers Beat Rockets, 4-2

The fifth seed Portland Trail Blazers defeated the fourth seed Houston Rockets 4-2 in the first round of the NBA Playoffs on a dramatic buzzer-beating three-pointer by Damian Lillard.

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Blazers/Rockets Game 6 Voted As NBA's Game of the Year

Update: Game 6 of the Rockets vs. Blazers series was voted the top NBA game of the year! NBA TV will be replaying these games late next week: ----- 1. Trail Blazers 99 – Rockets 98 – 5/2/2014 -- Watch on NBA TV: Fri Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. ET ----- NBA.com has list of games to be voted as top game of the year. The Blazers/Rockets Game 6 is a candidate and is leading by a large margin.
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Video: MaxaMillion711 Recaps Blazers/Rockets

Video mixmaker MaxaMillion711 chronicles the 2014 first-round playoff series between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Houston Rockets.

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Media Row Report: Blazers 99, Rockets 98

The Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Houston Rockets, 99-98, in Game 6 at the Moda Center on Friday to advance to the Western Conference semifinals for the first time since 2000.

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Lillard Miracle Pest Control Sends Houston Packing

The Portland Trail Blazers advance to the second round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs courtesy of a Damian Lillard buzzer-beater, sending the Houston Rockets to a 99-98 defeat.

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Video: Damian Lillard Hits Game-Winner

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard hit a buzzer-beating, game-winning, series-clinching three-pointer with 0.9 seconds remaining.

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Lillard Three At Buzzer Sends Blazers to 2nd Round

In one of the great moments in Trail Blazers history, Damian Lillard hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to beat the Houston Rockets and send the Blazers into the second round for the first time in 14 years!

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CHAT: Blazers Look To Clinch At Home

How about we try this again?

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Full Court Press: Get Ready For Game 6

A round-up of coverage before Game 6 of a first-round playoff series between the Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers.

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Game 5 Blues and Keys to Game 6

In this Videocast, Dave and Sam talk about the struggles of LaMarcus Aldridge in Game Five against the Houston Rockets, and how the bench needs to step up in the rest of the series.

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CHAT: Pacers, Warriors, OKC Force Game 7's

Three teams can close out their opponents tonight!

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Defense, Late Scoring Carry Houston to Victory

The Portland Trail Blazers bowed to the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night, losing 108-98 in an atypical game compared to the series so far. Houston's win forces a Game 6.

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Podium Recap: Stotts, LMA, Lillard Talk Game 5

Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts and All-Stars LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard reacted to a 108-98 loss to the Houston Rockets in Game 5.

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Rockets Beat Blazers 108-98, Trail Series 3-2

The Houston Rockets barely stayed ahead of the Portland Trail Blazers all night, and held on for a tough victory. The teams are headed back to Portland for Game 6.

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CHAT: Buckle Up, It's the Biggest Game in 14 years

It's a big one tonight, everybody. This is the first time the Blazers have had a chance to advance to the second round in 11 years, and they haven't succeeded in 14 years. Buckle up.

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Mo On Daniels Run-In: "I Think I Got In His Head"

Portland Trail Blazers guard Mo Williams posted a message to Instagram on Wednesday referencing his run-in with Houston Rockets rookie guard Troy Daniels at the end of Portland's Game 4 win on Sunday.

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Why I Worry About Officiating in the NBA

Dave Deckard at Blazersedge.com takes a hard look at the reaction to NBA officiating typified by the intense first-round series between the Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets.

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Media Row Report: Blazers 123, Rockets 120 (OT)

The Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Houston Rockets, 123-120, in overtime at the Moda Center on Sunday. Portland now holds a 3-1 lead in the first-round playoff series.

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Blazers Beat Rockets 123-120 in OT, Lead 3-1

The Houston Rockets pulled ahead early in Game 4 of the 2014 NBA Playoffs, and spent the rest of the night fending off the Portland Trail Blazers' advances. But Portland forced overtime, and overwhelmed the Rockets to push them to the brink.

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Rockets Beat Blazers 121-116, Trail 2-1 in Series

The Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets went to overtime for the second time in three games.

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Mailbag: Playoffs Edition!

The Blazer's Edge Mailbag tackles all your red hot Portland Trail Blazers playoffs questions!

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Full Court Press: Get Ready For Game 3

A round-up of coverage before Game 3 of a first-round playoff series between the Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers.

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Which Aldridge Performance Was More Amazing?

In the Game Two edition of the Blazer's Edge Videocast, Dave and Sam talk about the Trail Blazers taking a commanding 2-0 lead in their series versus Houston, including another impressive outing from LaMarcus Aldridge and quality play from the bench.

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Podium Recap: Aldridge, Stotts, McHale On Game 2

Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts, Blazers All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge and Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale reacted to Portland's 112-105 Game 2 over Houston.

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Howard Brings the Thunder, Aldridge Makes It Rain

Dwight Howard brought the first-quarter thunder for the Houston Rockets but Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge brought the rain all night long as the Trail Blazers defeated the Rockets and walked out of Houston with a 2-0 series lead.

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Video Highlights: Aldridge Scores 43 in Game 2

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 43 points tonight as the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Houston Rockets to leap into a 2-0 series lead in Round 1 of the 2014 NBA Playoffs.

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Blazers Beat Rockets 112-105, Lead Series 2-0

The Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets played another barn-burner in Game 2 of the 2014 NBA Playoffs. But the dominant LaMarcus Aldridge scored 43 points, and the Blazers withstood Houston's early energy to dominate late for a 2-0 series lead.

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Pressure Points: How Did Game 1 Change Game 2?

The Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of their playoff series on Sunday night. What does that victory mean for Game 2? What's changed, what's intensified, and what trends carry over as these teams face off again?

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Blazers vs. Rockets Game 2 Preview

The Blazers pulled off the Game 1 upset over the Rockets in Houston Sunday night behind 77 combined points from LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard. The Rockets look to slow those two down tonight while getting more from their own superstar tandem of James Harden and Dwight Howard.

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Blazersedge and The Dream Shake Discuss Games 1&2

Dave Deckard of Blazersedge.com and Patrick Harrel of TheDreamShake.com go back and forth about the Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets, what happened in Game 1 of their playoff series, and what we can look forward to in Game 2.

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Full Court Press: Get Ready For Game 2

A round-up of coverage before Game 2 of a first-round playoff series between the Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers.

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Playbook Breakdown: Can Beverley Stop Lillard?

Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley has been hounding Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard all season on defense. How did things go in Game 1 of the playoffs?

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Game 1 Recap: Individual Performances

How did the Portland Trail Blazers fare individually in their 122-120 win over the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of their series? Who dazzled and who has room to grow?

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NBA Says Referees Blew Call That Fouled Out Howard

The game referees incorrectly ruled that Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard committed a foul on Portland Trail Blazers forward/center Joel Freeland during overtime of Portland's 122-120 road win in Game 1 on Sunday.

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Podium Recap: Stotts, Lillard React To Game 1

Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts and All-Star guard Damian Lillard reacted to a 122-120 overtime victory in Game 1 over the Houston Rockets.

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Aldridge, Howard, and Refs Star in Blazers Win

The Portland Trail Blazers take a 1-0 series lead over the Houston Rockets in a game that will go down in history for the performances of LaMarcus Aldridge, Dwight Howard, and NBA officials.

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Blazers Upset Rockets 122-120 in OT, Take 1-0 Lead

Game 1 of the 2014 NBA First Round series between the Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets was a game of runs.

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Shaq: "Robin Lopez Is Barbecue Chicken"

TNT's Shaquille O'Neal refers to Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez as "barbecue chicken" during halftime of Game 1.

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CHAT: The Blazers Return to the Playoffs!

Postseason officially begins for the Portland Trail Blazers!

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Full Court Press: Get Ready For Game 1

A round-up of links in preparation for Game 1 of a Western Conference playoff series between the Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers.

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Playoff Mailbag: Defense, Twists, and 54 Wins

The Blazer's Edge Mailbag covers all your last-minute playoff questions including Portland's chances, defense, twists and wrinkles, plus the significance of 54 wins.

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Terry Stotts Talks Playoffs On 750 AM

Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts discusses the upcoming playoff series with the Houston Rockets in a radio interview.

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Blazers vs. Rockets Series Preview

Dave Deckard and Chris Lucia of Blazersedge.com preview the Portland Trail Blazers vs. Houston Rockets first-round playoff matchup in a back-and-forth exchange.

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Playbook: How Can Blazers Upset Rockets?

Houston has taken care of Portland three times in the regular season. Can they finally get over the hump on the Rockets?

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Oddsmaker: Blazers Are 40/1 Shot To Win Finals

The Portland Trail Blazers are a 40/1 shot to win the 2014 NBA Finals, according to one oddsmaking service.

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Blazers vs. Rockets: The Other Side of the Story

Breaking down the Portland Trail Blazers vs. Houston Rockets first round playoff series. What might the favored Rockets have to fear?

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NBA Sets Rockets/Blazers Schedule

Schedule information for the 2014 Western Conference playoff series between the Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers.

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Videocast: Blazers push toward the playoffs

After a recent 8-1 stretch -- and an epic win over Golden State -- the Portland Trail Blazers head into the playoffs. Dave and Sam discuss how Portland's regular-season performance will translate to the postseason series versus the Houston Rockets.

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Blazers vs. Rockets: Breaking Down the Matchup

How do the Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets match up for their first-round Western Conference playoff series? Get the numbers, facts, and analysis here.

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Preparing for the Rockets Series

Blazer's Edge prepares to meet the Houston Rockets and their fans.

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LMA: I Have To Play At "Very High Level" vs. HOU

Portland Trail Blazers All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge was interviewed by Jim Rome of CBS Sports Network on Monday.

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Rockets Secure No. 4 Seed, Homecourt Vs. Blazers

The Houston Rockets have clinched homecourt advantage in their 2014 playoff series with the Portland Trail Blazers.

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Blazers Eye X-Factors In Series With Rockets

Four Portland Trail Blazers players offer their thoughts on the x-factors for their upcoming playoff series with the Houston Rockets.

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