Without the concussed Jusuf Nurkic, the Portland Trail Blazers had no problem beating the Devin-Booker-less Suns Wednesday night. In a preseason pattern, Portland easily pulled ahead, and kept the Suns at bay throughout garbage time in the fourth quarter. However, the “hero of the game” was quite unexpected.
The Blazers were led by the one and only Meyers Leonard, who came off the bench to dominate the Suns with 17 points and 8 rebounds. Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, and Evan Turner also scored in double figures. Ed Davis pulled down 12 rebounds in a starting role.
Caleb Swanigan was ejected after a scuffle with Alex Len in the fourth quarter.
Meyers brought much needed rain to the Valley of the Sun in the first half. ☔️ pic.twitter.com/NHQqWDWR6Z— Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) October 12, 2017
don't you worry...— Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) October 12, 2017
Dame's still flexin'. pic.twitter.com/9n9ESi7BKh
count the ways The Villain gets buckets pic.twitter.com/6hqMFdmbZi— Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) October 12, 2017
One more preseason game, an exhibition against Maccabi Haifa Friday Night at the Moda Center. Stay tuned for more coverage of tonight’s game, courtesy of our friends at Bright Side of the Sun.