Erik Gundersen

Blazers down 8 after 1. Younger bench unit got outplayed by Lakers reserves to close the quarter. Jeremy Lin with 5 points in 4 minutes.

Joe Freeman

After review, officials take away a last-second layup from Victor Claver. So the #Blazers trail the Lakers 26-18 after the 1st Q.

Joe Freeman

Tough couple of possessions for Claver. Badly bricks a 3, then commits offensive foul on screen.

Joe Freeman

Also, Stotts coached his 1st game with #Blazers in this building. They beat the Lakers 93-75. Dame had 14pts, 7asts, 5rbs, made 6-11 shots.

Joe Freeman

Interesting side note to tonight's game: Dame, Leonard, Claver, Freeland and Barton played their first NBA game in this building in 2012.

Joe Freeman

#Blazers running with a Dame-CJ-Barton-T.Rob-Leonard lineup. Interesting.

Erik Gundersen

Blazers off to a very good start. The Lakers are shorthanded on the wing without Kobe or Swaggy, but Allen Crabbe is looking good out there

Joe Freeman

Kaman, yet again, impresses. He has a quick 6 pts, 2 asts, 2 blks, 1 rb and is 3-4 from field.

Joe Freeman

First timeout: #Blazers lead Lakers 14-8 with 5:44 left in the 1st Q. Updates could be spotty moving forward--internet is brutal here.

Joe Freeman

I keep getting asked why Dame is playing. Again ... he wanted to. He already sat out 2 preseason games and wants to gear up for reg season.

Joe Freeman

Highlight of the night so far: A Dorell Wright alley-opp to Thomas Robinson on a fast-break. Butter.

Joe Freeman

Former Blazers PG Ronnie Price is starting for the Lakers tonight.

Joe Freeman

Chris Kaman is playing with a big X bandage on the back of his head ... evidence of his collision with Mozgov's teeth last night.

Erik Gundersen

Ronnie Price vs. Damian Lillard. Shades of 2012.

Ben Golliver

GIF: Knicks G J.R. Smith beats the buzzer bit.ly/1rqTEDZ

Robin Lopez

Who's house are we egging first @Wesley Matthews @LaMarcus Aldridge http://t.co/FA8f5V4kKq

Joe Freeman

The #Blazers will start Dame, Crabbe, Wright, T. Rob and Kaman tonight vs. the Lakers.

Joe Freeman

As I mentioned last night, the only #Blazers starter who will play tonight is Damian Lillard. The rest will be given 2nd game of B2b off.

Jason Quick

Blazers guard @Wesley Matthews hasn't seen NBA GM survey. After hearing some results: "There's always motivation somewhere" oregonlive.com/blazers/index.…

John Canzano

Is this college football program trying to play to an empty stadium or what? oregonlive.com/sports/oregoni…

John Canzano

The domain CrackSmoker.com is now for sale… makes me think Percy Harvin, Paul Allen and the good ol’ days. oregonlive.com/sports/oregoni…

John Canzano

OSU’s Mike Riley said Cal is the surprise of the season… “They weren’t even in games last season."

John Canzano

Road teams are 16-6 in @Pac12 conference games this season.

Ben Golliver

All-Redemption Team: Five players looking to bounce back in 2014-15 bit.ly/1t5w5WV

Jason Quick

Trail Blazers should have all the motivation they need after release of NBA general managers survey oregonlive.com/blazers/index.…

CJ McCollum

We can #StopEbola, but we need to act NOW! Text Ebola to 864233 to donate $10 to @UNICEFUSA & help save lives: bit.ly/StopEbolaNowVi…

John Canzano

Cal coach says recruits interested in glitzy uniforms aren’t for him. #GoDucks Link: oregonlive.com/sports/oregoni… http://t.co/4PGo2kToaF

Erik Gundersen

Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge and LA's Blake Griffin are tied as the league's best power forward, NBA GM's say wp.me/p3CpBY-19I

Mike Tokito

Used to debate Jimmy Buffet (I think he's lame) w/@ThatRyanWhite, but respect for playing barefoot (via @bruceely) oregonlive.com/multimedia/ind…

Mike Tokito

The O's @allanbrettman on #Blazers' push to create more women's apparel. Some nice looking stuff oregonlive.com/playbooks-prof…

Mike Tokito

Steve Blake, who told me at #Blazers media day that he wants to coach, is No. 2 in current player who'll be best HC oregonlive.com/blazers/index.…

Mike Tokito

Also: 2 ex-#Blazers, Rudy Fernandez and Sergio Rodriguez, finished 1 and t2 for best international player not in NBA oregonlive.com/blazers/index.…

Mike Tokito

Lillard in also receiving at PG, Matthews t3 for "role player," which I'm he'll love being called (sarcasm font) oregonlive.com/blazers/index.…

Mike Tokito

#Blazers get no GM votes to win West, 7.1% to win NW Division, which should fuel their underdog mindset oregonlive.com/blazers/index.…

Nicolas Batum

He would have been 50 today... #Petrovic #Legend http://t.co/D85bFKXqHQ

Mike Tokito

#Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge is tied for best power forward in the NBA, GMs say oregonlive.com/blazers/index.…

Joe Freeman

Freeland's unflashy consistency might give him leg up on Robinson, Leonard in #Blazers rotation fight: oregonlive.com/blazers/index.…

Jason Quick

NBA GMs vote LaMarcus Aldridge as the game's best power forward (in a tie with Blake Griffin) nba.com/news/features/…

John Canzano

This Oregon football program sold only 809 tix last week. But you could have seen guy eat 2 cheese pizzas in 2 mins. oregonlive.com/sports/oregoni…

John Canzano

Canzano: Vote now... and save an Oregon college football program orne.ws/1CVq2VG

LaMarcus Aldridge

Check out this piece @Nice Kicks did on @RipCityEQ handling all of our footwear throughout the season. goo.gl/33zuXG

Erik Gundersen

Blazers Beat Nuggets 93-75 In Boulder wp.me/p3CpBY-19C http://t.co/CF9ORB25py

Joe Freeman

The only #Blazers starter I expect to play Wednesday night against the Lakers is Damian Lillard. The other 4 are expected to rest.

Damian Lillard

"You can't keep runnin... In and out if my liiiiiiife"

Damian Lillard

"So many times I want to hold ya oh so nearrr... I want to say "I love ya" softly in ya earrrr ... Oh baby"

Allen Crabbe

" and I don't wanna play by the book, no rules "

Robin Lopez

Love this little collection for #MaryBlair on her birthday. Everybody knows her, they just don't know it comicsalliance.com/birthday-tribu…

John Canzano

World Series Game 1: Giants 7, Royals 1. KC got Bumgarner’ed .... three to go.

Erik Gundersen

Next on "Exploring Kaman" a wrestling match with Luis Suarez!

Joe Freeman

Sounds like #Blazers Chris Kaman was given three stitches on his head. I guess an opposing player chomped on his head with teeth.

Joe Freeman

With 9:41 remaining and #Blazers leading 76-64, Stotts goes with his full starting 5.

Joe Freeman

Chris Kaman suffered a head laceration in the 3rd Q and his return is questionable.

Joe Freeman

Turns out that wasn't the end of LA's night ... he's back for a couple more mins of run in the 4th Q.

Joe Freeman

End of 3rd Q: #Blazers lead Denver 76-59. LA has 18 pts, 8 rbs, Dame has 17 pts, 6 asts, 6 rbs. Wright has 8 pts in 10 mins off bench.

Joe Freeman

Aldridge takes a seat late in 3rd Q & that could be the end of his night. If so, he finishes w/ 18pts, 8 rbs in 28 mins. Made 7-15 shots.

Joe Freeman

After a blistering few games, Wesley Matthews is struggling vs. Denver. He's 3-10 from field, 2-4 from deep, and just heaved an airball.

Joe Freeman

#Blazers lead the Nuggets 67-46 midway through the 3rd Q.

Joe Freeman

Stotts goes with same duo of first subs as he did in the first half, inserting McCollum and Kaman for Rolo and Dame.

Joe Freeman

The Blazers are 10-12 from the FT line vs. the Nuggets, 30-34 over the last 2 games and 90-104 (87%) through 4-1/2 exhibition games.

Joe Freeman

Halftime: #Blazers lead Denver 50-37. LA has 14pts, 5rbs and is 6-10 from field. Dame has 12pts, 5asts, 4rbs, 2stls, is 5-9 from field.

Joe Freeman

JaVale McGee just swatted a Matthews layup with 2 hands on glass, then strolled to student section and pointed as play went the other way.

Joe Freeman

Will Barton enters game and promptly creates a highlight, tossing a pretty bullet pass to Kaman in transition that ends up in a dunk.

Joe Freeman

#Blazers are shooting 53% from the field (9-17) and are getting to the free throw line (10-11).

Joe Freeman

End of 1st Q: #Blazers lead Denver 29-25. LA (3-5, 9 pts) and Dame (3-5, 7 pts) a combined 6-10 from field with 16 points.

Ben Golliver

NBA entertainment rankings: 1 to 30 bit.ly/1Fzyiik http://t.co/CF1W26e7nD

Joe Freeman

Also worth noting: Stotts sits LA and puts Rolo back in, allowing Rolo and Kaman to play together for a stretch.

Ben Golliver

Magic avoid potential pain in 2015 & beyond w/ reported rookie extension for Nikola Vucevic bit.ly/1Fzy2Qx http://t.co/bedSQrhcaw

Joe Freeman

Dorell Wright is the third #Blazers sub. He's playing some small forward.

Joe Freeman

Just noticed Chris Kaman is wearing a wrap around his right thumb. Not sure what's up with that ...

Joe Freeman

CJ and Kaman are the first subs off the bench for the #Blazers, entering for Rolo and Dame.

Joe Freeman

First timeout in Boulder: #Blazers lead Nuggets 15-8. Dame has 7 points, LA has 6. Port has made 6 of 8 shots to open game.

Joe Freeman

At the first timeout after the missed chance, a smiling Rolo approached LA and they shared a laugh as they walked to huddle.

Joe Freeman

Rolo had a wide-open oop chance with LA that would have been one heck of a highlight ... but he couldn't get the pass off.

Joe Freeman

LA's J is butter so far ... he's hit his first two shots and they've touched nothing but net.

John Canzano

Hear it over and over... Bruce Bochy believes in his players. Those players, in turn, believe in themselves. @SFGiants

Joe Freeman

... (cont) the starter's minutes will be scaled back for Wednesday's game vs. the Lakers. Stotts said pregame he was still finalizing plan.

Joe Freeman

#Blazers coach Terry Stotts said he won't treat this back-to-back like reg season. The starters will play about 30 mins tonight, but ...

John Canzano

Guess which Oregon college football team sold only 809 tickets last week? bit.ly/1rbtYfr

Kerry Eggers

My pick for Saturday's @OSUBeaversFB vs. Stanford game at Palo Alto portlandtribune.com/pt/12-sports/2…

Kerry Eggers

Spotlight on redshirt freshman WR @villythebeaver, who makes his first start for @OSUBeaversFB Saturday at Stanford portlandtribune.com/pt/12-sports/2…

Kerry Eggers

What I'll be watching during early part of upcoming NBA season (inc. Kobe Bryant, Derrick Rose, Thunder w/o Durant) portlandtribune.com/pt/12-sports/2…

John Canzano

World Series Prediction: @SFGiants in five games. Tweet me yours.

Joe Freeman

Clarification on Steve Blake's status for #Blazers trip: He's out tonight, probably out tomorrow, but there's a chance he could play Friday.

Paul Allen

New #TackleEbola website shows how funding something as simple as a hand-washing station can help end #Ebola TackleEbola.com

John Canzano

Cal’s Sonny Dykes on Marcus Mariota being best player in college: “I really honestly don’t think it’s close.”

Erik Gundersen

Freeman: Steve Blake To Miss Rest Of Preseason With Illness wp.me/p3CpBY-19y

John Canzano

If the phrase "Chris Brown’s sprained thumb" makes you laugh… you’re a #RealGiantsFan

John Canzano

If you remember who Guy Sularz is… you’re a #RealGiantsFan @SFGiants

Erik Gundersen

Trail Mix: Unique Video Look Inside Blazers Locker Room wp.me/p3CpBY-19s

John Canzano

1985 KC Royals World Series Champion Jim Sundberg talks Royals-Giants next on @750TheGame

Jason Quick

Fantasy Football: Choosing Anthony Dixon over Bryce Brown in Buffalo, and noting the targets of Andrew Hawkins oregonlive.com/nfl/index.ssf/…

Dorell Wright

Tweet fam take two mins for me and vote for sole brothers!! Please log on and vote for Sole Brothers plz nba.com/lakers/communi…

John Canzano

Most obnoxious sports moment ever… looks comical now. Misfire by LeBron: oregonlive.com/sports/oregoni…