How does the trade that shook up the NBA shake up our latest rankings?
— Damian Lillard scored 36 points and the Portland Trail Blazers rebounded from a first-half deficit to beat the Atlanta Hawks 112-106 on Saturday night.
— Domantas Sabonis had 23 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Indiana Pacers past the Portland Trail Blazers 111-87 on Thursday night.
Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic exited Thursday's loss to the Pacers with a right wrist fracture in the third quarter.
J&J: The guys go deep on the Harden-to-Brooklyn trade. Plus, risking it all for an import and your voicemails
This is the Jalen & Jacoby podcast-exclusive hour, coming to you every Tuesday and Thursday. The guys cover the James Harden-to-Brooklyn trade on the TV show, before turning off the camera and cracking the mics to get into the real implications of Harden teaming up with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant (23:27). They discuss why they don’t think the Nets will win a championship this year, concerns about the team’s front court depth, Durant at the five, why did the Rockets got Victor Oladipo, why the trade is great for the game, rumors that Durant and Irving aren’t talking, if Jalen would risk is all for an import with the NBA’s new COVID-19 restrictions and Urban Meyer likely heading to Jacksonville. Plus, voicemails on what to do when your barber gets coronavirus and a Cultural or Regional on Eminem.
The Trail Blazers star discusses the start to the NBA season and how he's growing his platform
— Damian Lillard scored eight of his season-high 40 points in the final four minutes, and the Portland Trail Blazers tied a franchise record with 23 3-pointers to beat the Sacramento Kings 132-126 on Wednesday night for their fourth straight victory.
— CJ McCollum scored 30 points, including the go-ahead jumper with 9.6 seconds left to give the Portland Trail Blazers a 112-111 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night.
The Warriors have won four of their past five, including a huge comeback over the Clippers. How high are Steph & Co. rising this week?
— CJ McCollum scored 37 points, making six 3-pointers, and the Portland Trail Blazers coasted to a 125-99 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night.
— Damian Lillard had 39 points, including seven 3-pointers, and the Portland Trail Blazers handed the Minnesota Timberwolves their sixth straight loss with a 135-117 victory Thursday night.