Playoffs Game 6

Portland Trail Blazer play the Houston Rockets in game six of the NBA basketball playoffs.  Bruce Ely/The Oregonian

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The Portland Trail Blazers ended their season after loosing game 6 in Houston Thursday night. Although it would have been great to see a game seven, I am looking forward to the summertime in Portland. Anyone that has spent a summer there knows what I am talking about. While having post-game drinks with fellow photographers Jamie Francis, Eric Kayne and designer Tanyia Johnson I added up the number of basketball games I photographed this season. 52 Blazer games, 6 NCAA tournament games, 2 OSU games and 2 Portland State games for a total of 62 basketball games since Halloween. Already looking forward to next season …

Mutombo’s ending

Portland Trail Blazer host the Houston Rockets as they head into the NBA basketball playoffs.  Bruce Ely/The Oregonian

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The Blazers pulled off a win tonight at the Rose Garden in Portland, but the NBA lost one of it’s most respectable players. Houston’s Dikembe Mutombo injured his knee and it will likely end his 18-year NBA career. His injury came midway through his 1,297th game.

Playoffs vs. Rockets Game 1

Portland Trail Blazer hos the Houston Rockets as they head into the NBA basketball playoffs.  Bruce Ely/The Oregonian

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The Portland Trail Blazers did not match up well against the Houston Rockets at the Rose Garden as the two teams met in the first round of the playoffs. Game 2 will be in Portland, Oregon on Tuesday night.