Clippers, Trail Blazers exchange 5 players in trade
Trail Blazers Rockets Basketball Portland Trail Blazers forward Robert Covington (33) blocks a shot by Houston Rockets forward Kenyon Martin Jr. (6) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, in Houston. The trade, coming just less than a week before the NBA's trade deadline, moved the Trail Blazers under the luxury-tax threshold. The Trail Blazers are 21-31 and in 10th place heading into their game Friday night against Oklahoma City. Bledsoe, a guard in his 12th season, started 29 games for the Clippers this season, averaging 9.9 points and 4.2 assists. He posted a photo of a Trail Blazers hat on Instagram with the word “Vibes.”Johnson, just 19, appeared in 15 games with Los Angeles.wftv.com
Clippers, Blazers exchange 5 players in trade
Trail Blazers Rockets Basketball Portland Trail Blazers forward Robert Covington (33) blocks a shot by Houston Rockets forward Kenyon Martin Jr. (6) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith) (Eric Christian Smith)PORTLAND, Ore. — (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers traded Norman Powell and Robert Covington to the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday In exchange for Eric Bledsoe, Justise Winslow, rookie Keon Johnson and a second-round pick in 2025. The trade, first announced by ESPN, moved the Trail Blazers under the luxury-tax threshold. He posted a photo of a Trail Blazers hat on Instagram with the word “Vibes.”Johnson, just 19, appeared in 15 games with Los Angeles. The Trail Blazers are 21-31 this season and in 10th place in the Western Conference heading in their game Friday night against Oklahoma City.wftv.com
Kuzma's late basket gives Lakers 3rd straight win
The Lakers led 121-113 with 2:57 remaining, but the Rockets scored nine straight points to go up by a point in the final minute. James was ruled out for the sixth straight game due to a high right ankle sprain, while Davis (groin) and Caruso (foot) aggravated injuries during an overtime win over the Knicks on Tuesday night. Los Angeles had seven players in double figures as it extended its winning streak to three for the first time since the middle of March. Drummond recorded a double-double for the second straight game and was 9 of 13 from the field. Lakers: Los Angeles unveiled the banner for its 17th NBA championship before the game.wftv.com
McCollum scores 44 to lift Trail Blazers past Rockets in OT
(AP Photo/Steve Dykes)PORTLAND, Ore. – CJ McCollum scored 44 points, including a 3-pointer with 6.3 seconds left that gave the Portland Trail Blazers a 128-126 win over the Houston Rockets on Saturday night. Lillard's layup pushed the Blazers ahead 125-123 with 30 seconds left in overtime, but Harden made a 3 to push the Rockets ahead with 15.3 seconds left. Then with 6.3 seconds left, the ball found McCollum again and the Blazers' guard hit another long range shot putting Portland ahead 128-126. After Wood cut the Blazers lead to 123-120 with a layup, Harden tied the game again at 123 with 38.6 seconds left. After a missed 3-pointer by Lillard, Houston’s PJ Tucker was called for a loose ball foul on the rebound with 32 seconds left.
Rockets set to go into opener with 9 available players
Houston Rockets' James Harden looks on during the second half of an NBA basketball game against tha San Antonio Spurs in Houston, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. (Carmen Mandato/Pool Photo via AP)The Houston Rockets are preparing to have only nine available players, James Harden among them, for their first two games of the season because of ongoing quarantine issues related to the coronavirus pandemic. The Rockets play their opener in Portland on Saturday and visit Denver on Monday. Harden being ineligible to play meant the Rockets did not have the eight available players needed to start a game, so what was to have been their opener on Wednesday against Oklahoma City was postponed. Ben McLemore and Kenyon Martin Jr. are not with the Rockets on the trip and are self-isolating, the team said.