Dorell Wright

hanks to the University of Utah and Coach K and staff for giving my bro a chance.Few years ago we had no idea what was in store for that guy

Dorell Wright

Hate to hear my boys fell short. Congrats on a great season fellas!!! Nothing to hold Yall head down for!!! Go Utes

Mike Richman

More Batum on LMA: "I’ve been seven years with him and when he’s cooking like this all I have to do is stand and watch."

Mike Richman

You think that’s the first time that happen? - Nic Batum on LaMarcus Aldridge (cont.)

Kerry Eggers

Hometown operator just ran about 7 seconds off clock after @LAKISS_AFL TD. Guess Kiss coaches didn't notice. @pdxthunder lead 42-37, 42 left

Erik Gundersen

Aldridge perfect late, Blazers block Suns 87-81 wp.me/p3CpBY-1u3 http://t.co/FMe0JFz0hd

Kerry Eggers

One of nice features of Arena Ball is balls that go into stands are fans to keep. Not a bad souvenir

Kerry Eggers

All types, from PeeWee Herman on down RT @BobbyVanD22: @Kerry Eggers @pdxthunder @LAKISS_AFL probably a lot of mullets and motley crew shirts

Kerry Eggers

Judging from people striding by press box, Moda Center has sold plenty of beer, wine and spirits tonight for @pdxthunder vs. @LAKISS_AFL

Kerry Eggers

Haven't seen @genesimmons yet tonight at Moda Center. He's probably in Terry Emmert's suite

Erik Gundersen

Blazers with the W. Aldridge finishes with 27 and 9. A perfect 6-6 in the 4th quarter. Made the Suns defense looks like children late.

Mike Richman

Blazers shot 40% from the floor, 27% from 3 and 44% from the FT line. And won.

Mike Richman

Blazers 87, Suns 81 - Aldridge scores 12 of his 27 in the 4th quarter and Portland gets its 2nd straight win.

Mike Richman

That's it. LaMarcus Aldridge wins.

Ben Golliver

LaMarcus Aldridge's shot chart from the final 5:20 vs. Suns http://t.co/V9mKmiethV

Mike Richman

LaMarcus Aldridge was 1-12 in the middle two quarters. He's 6-for-6 in the 4th.

Kerry Eggers

Jamar Howard another TD catch, this one for 10, to pull @pdxthunder ahead 35-30with 50 seconds left in 3Q. Kid's having a game

Erik Gundersen

Looks like Stotts read some @talkhoops. All Aldridge in the 4th. 15 points in the fourth. Blazers up 7 with 1:25.

Mike Richman

If it ain't broke.... Three straight Aldridge left block turnarounds and the Blazers lead 83-76 with 1:25 left.

Erik Gundersen

LA's got it stuck on automatic now.

Erik Gundersen

really makes you think RT @TBpup22: @Erik Gundersen Tim Donaghy called. Told his former mates he bet on the 'over'.

Erik Gundersen

Things are getting tight in Phoenix. 77-76 Blazers. Join us in the kave for the final 3:03! http://t.co/lOJ4CbMI6e

Erik Gundersen

Only reasonable explanation. RT @CHold: Did the NBA send out a defensive three-seconds emphasis email at the half or something?

Mike Richman

Portland is 5-for-13 at the free throw line!

Sean Meagher

Seems chill. RT @Erik Gundersen: 2nd defensive 3 second call on the Blazers in the 4th.

Erik Gundersen

2nd defensive 3 second call on the Blazers in the 4th.

Mike Richman

The Dorell Wright grown man game continues. A couple huge rebounds and then a big block in transition.

Ben Golliver

14 teams not currently in NBA playoff picture, by post-ASW point differential (Phil Jackson the legend) http://t.co/Crw3umV0KN

Mike Richman

Blazers have played pretty good defense to open the 4th. The offense still can't get it together.

Kerry Eggers

After over-the-boards TD grab by Howard, @pdxthunder lead @LAKISS_AFL 28-23 with 8:30 left in 3Q

Kerry Eggers

That pass play from Kyle Rowley to Jamar Howard is @espn SportsCenter top-10 play worthy. Howard goes over boards for 28-yard TD catch

Sean Meagher

Official. RT @Mike Richman: Dorell Wright has now made an impossible lay up in four straight games (unofficial, but maybe).

Mike Richman

Dorell Wright has now made an impossible lay up in four straight games (unofficial, but maybe).

Ben Golliver

The 16 teams currently in NBA playoff picture, by post-ASW point differential http://t.co/35SUGWUT8T

Mike Richman

Suns 66, Blazers 60 - End 3: Aldridge 15pts (7-20), Lopez 10pts, Lillard 8pts (3-11). Portland shooting 35.7% (25-70). 25% in 2nd and 3rd.

Erik Gundersen

Suns lead 66-60 after 3. Blazers' free-throw shooting (4-11) has #LetSchonzDown #YGTMYFT

Kerry Eggers

Jamar Howard big-league catch, with some bush-league smack to the DB afterward

Erik Gundersen

Classic college…wait RT @sean2m: Dude. FTs.

Erik Gundersen

Aldridge missing 4 bunnies in a row.

Mike Richman

Kaman's jumper snaps an 0-for-10 FG streak for Portland.

Mike Richman

Blazers finally got some good ball movement on that possession and missed two very good looks.

Erik Gundersen

Blazers looking stagnant on offense but the Suns are playing some great defense.

Mike Richman

Blazers walking back after an offensive foul and Eric Bledsoe beats everyone down the floor for dunk plus a weak foul. Suns up 5.

Mike Richman

Lillard long on a 3 and short on the next. He's 3-for-11 and 2-for-5 from deep.

Erik Gundersen

PJ Tucker got hit in the face by the ball in Robin Lopez's hands after an offensive board. Lopez called for a foul.

Mike Richman

Aldridge had missed six straight shots so of course his desperation fall away swishes.

Erik Gundersen

Lopez's best game in about a week.

Kerry Eggers

1H couldn't have ended worse for @pdxthunder, who give up 19-yard TD pass on final play. @LAKISS_AFL lead 23-21 at the half

Mike Richman

Eric Bledsoe 6pts (3-9) and Damian Lillard 5pts (2-6) both pretty quiet in the first half.

Kerry Eggers

Ex-Barlow and Oregon DL Brandon Lett making some plays for @pdxthunder

Kerry Eggers

Brooks' 6-yard TD pass gives @pdxthunder 21-16 lead with 52 seconds left in 2Q. In Arena Ball, 52 seconds is an eternity

Kerry Eggers

Diving catch by Jamar Howard gives @pdxthunder ball at LA 16

Kerry Eggers

Field goal gives @LAKISS_AFL 16-14 lead with 3:35 left in 2Q. But moral victory for the home team

Erik Gundersen

Blazers score 18 points in the 2nd quarter. Bench started well but the starters struggled towards the end of the Q. 47-47 at halftime.

Sean Meagher

Blazers 8 for 27 in Q2.

Mike Richman

Blazers and Suns tied at 47 at the half. Aldridge 12 pts (0-4 in 2nd Q), Lopez 6pts, 5rebs. Marc. Morris 12pts, 8rebs.

Sean Meagher

47-47 at the half. Not a great Q2 for the Blazers.

Kerry Eggers

Why aren't you here? RT @COKirkpatrick: I've been out of Oregon too long. Just found out there's an Arena Football League team.

Kerry Eggers

Thunder, KISS now tied on spectacular 1-hand grabs. Thyron Lewis gives KISS 1st and goal at 3

Mike Richman

Suns triple team LaMarcus Aldridge, which leads to a Robin Lopez OReb and bucket.

Erik Gundersen

Suns get some shots to fall. Blazers go cold. Tie game. 3:23 left in the 1st half.

Kerry Eggers

TD ruling stands, @pdxthunder lead 14-13 with 8:59 left in 2Q

Kerry Eggers

Back judge winds up being in middle of 4th-down pass play in 3nd zone. V'Keon Lacey bobbles ball, then comes up w it. Ruled TD, under review

Mike Richman

Five point swing as Kaman misses a layup and Gerald Green hits a wing three in transition on the other end. Blazers up 41-35, 5:44 2nd Q

Mike Richman

Bench mob finishes +3 in 5 minutes.

Mike Richman

The Blazers bench mob is +5 in a little over four minutes.

Mike Richman

Blazers run the hammer out of a timeout. Steve Blake nails a corner three behind the Freeland back pick.

Kerry Eggers

Thunder start at KISS 14 after TD-saving face-mask penalty on KISS kicker of Thunder's Duane Brooks

Erik Gundersen

JEREMY RENNER IN THE STEVE BLAKE STORY

Erik Gundersen

Freeland gets the call off the bench.

Kerry Eggers

24-yard scramble by KISS QB Adrian McPherson for TD and visitors lead 13-7 after 1Q

Mike Richman

Bench mob to open the 2nd: Blake, McCollum, Wright, Freeland and Kaman.

Erik Gundersen

Blazers play a solid first quarter. Up 29-21 after 1. Aldridge with 12 points.

Mike Richman

Blazers up 29-21 after 1: Aldridge 12pts (6-8). Blazers shooting 59.1 percent. Markieff Morris 7pts, 4rebs. Suns 42.9 FG%

Mike Richman

LaMarcus Aldridge improving as a passer is a huge part of his growth this season. Feels the double team and finds people.

Kerry Eggers

Rowley sneaks it in from the one and Thunder lead 7-6 with 2:39 left in 1Q

Kerry Eggers

Thunder's sack gang ravages KISS QB McPherson on 4th-and-3. Take ball at LA 19

Mike Richman

The Blazers are shooting 66.7 percent (10-15) to open the game.

Erik Gundersen

LaMarcus is on 🔥🔥🔥

Mike Richman

Chris Kaman set to check in for the first time in a week.

Mike Richman

Nicolas Batum is now 9-for-15 from 3 against the Suns this year.

Kerry Eggers

That's 5 penalties in first 7 minutes for Thunder. Working some kinks out here in the opener

Mike Richman

Aldridge struggled early against Utah on Wednesday. Not tonight. He's 4-for-6 for 8 points in the first 6:29.

Kerry Eggers

QB Kyle Rowley tries to dump one to 6-7, 350 Jeraill McCuller, who wasn't quite ready

Kerry Eggers

Sensational 1-handed catch by Thunder's Duane Brooks. Check the man for stick-um

Erik Gundersen

I think I can finally tell the Morris twins apart.

Kerry Eggers

Nice crowd at Moda, but not a (Theater of Clouds) sellout. Probably between 7,000 and 8,000

Sean Meagher

This was impressive. RT @Mike Richman: Robin Lopez rebounds and scores on a put back all with the left hand while Alex Len held his right arm.

Kerry Eggers

Aided by 3 Thunder penalties, KISS score 1st, lead 6-0. Conversion wide left

Mike Richman

Robin Lopez rebounds and scores on a put back all with the left hand while Alex Len held his right arm.

Kerry Eggers

Fisticuffs after Thunder's Frank Trotter lays out somebody with a cheap shot and draws unnecessary roughness flag

Mike Richman

No finger split for Aldridge on his left hand. Just the normal thumb brace.

Kerry Eggers

Thunder defense starts with 2 penalties on first two plays. Settle down, fellas

Erik Gundersen

Interesting to see how much run if any Allen Crabbe gets tonight. Looked good against Utah.

Mike Richman

Suns starters: Bledsoe, Tucker, Marc Morris, Mark Morris, Len. Blazers: Lillard, Afflalo, Batum, Aldridge and Lopez

Kerry Eggers

Not sure if I heard it right, but I think the PA guy said if Thunder win, every fan gets free Jumbo Jack at Jack in the Box. #thatsincentive

Erik Gundersen

They're about to tip off in Phoenix, come hang with us in the Blazer Banter kave on the @FanKave app. http://t.co/nobrOJ0rqq