The Portland Trail Blazers and Maccabi Haifa enjoyed a relaxed preseason exhibition contest, with the Blazers leading nearly from start to finish for a comfortable victory.
Centers Robin Lopez and Chris Kaman had a great nights for the Blazers, and nearly every player had a fun moment for the home crowd. Every Blazer played in the game, though Allen Crabbe, Thomas Robinson and Victor Claver did not check in until the fourth quarter. Every Blazers player, even the ones without a guaranteed contract, scored tonight.
This was a throwaway game, but signs of a rotation started to appear tonight, and both Robinson and Meyers Leonard may be on the outside looking in. Blazers coach Terry Stotts tends to get the rotation set in the final preseason games, so we may learn a lot over the next 7 days. -- Tim
Remaining preseason schedule:
Tuesday, Oct. 21 | at Denver | 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 22 | at L.A. Lakers | 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 24 | at L.A. Clippers | 7:30 p.m.