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A woman who collapsed at the Portland Trail Blazer game Thursday died at Legacy Emanuel Hospital, the Multnomah Count Medical Examiner's Office said. Lindsay Fitzsimmons, a deputy medical examiner, said the woman was 67 years old. The case was reported to the medical examiner's office because the woman died less than 24 hours after entering the hospital. Oregonian

Nowitzki considers Stotts a close friend. That doesn’t mean he’s not above giving him a ribbing. “He knows our team well, and he basically stole all our plays,” Nowitzki said. “We were going through the scouting report and I was like, we’re going against our own plays. He took our whole playbook here to Portland. But I get along with him great and I wish him nothing but the best.” Dallas Morning News

Before the question was even asked in its entirety, Dirk Nowitzki was ready to tap the brakes. The subject was Portland star and Seagoville product LaMarcus Aldridge and the possibility that Nowitzki and other Maverick players might want to start their sales pitches to Aldridge as soon as possible. The 6-11 power forward will be one of the NBA’s most attractive free agents in the summer of 2015. “Ease up on that,” he said. Dallas Morning News

OK, admittedly, Game No. 5 is a little early to breaking out the speculation for free agents of next summer. Having said that, Nowitzki made it clear that teaming up with Aldridge would be something compelling to him, even though they play the same position. And yes, even though Aldridge has stated his desire to return to Portland and cement himself as the greatest Blazer of all time. “I think I’ve showed in my career that I can play with anybody in this league,” Nowitzki said, clearly warming up to the idea. “In some situations, he’s playing the five [center] when they go small, so …” Dallas Morning News

November 5, 2014 Updates
November 4, 2014 Updates

LeBron James said he "didn't even see the tweets" posted more than three years ago by now Portland Trail Blazers All-Star Damian Lillard that disparaged James during the 2011 NBA Finals, and Lillard said he's apologized to James. Lillard's tweets, posted before Lillard's senior season at Weber State while James and the Miami Heat were losing to Dallas in the Finals, were unearthed last week by Deadspin.com. Cleveland Plain Dealer

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