The Portland Trail Blazers held their annual FanFest intra-squad scrimmage at the Moda Center this evening. The Black team beat the Gray 67-53, a mild surprise considering the caliber of the respective lineups:
Teams for today’s @WellsFargo Fan Fest scrimmage pic.twitter.com/JHLXKk2057— Casey Holdahl (@CHold) October 1, 2018
OK, “mild surprise” isn’t great analysis. The game isn’t exactly your typical knock-down, drag-out affair. It did suit Meyers Leonard just fine.
Fan Fest MVP is @MeyersLeonard11 #RipCity pic.twitter.com/HhrHz7CDYR— Jamie Hudson (@JamieHudsonNBCS) October 1, 2018
But the real MVP’s are the rookies, who get hazed mildly by being asked to dance in front of the entire arena. Anfernee Simons and Gary Trent Jr. acquitted themselves well.
Rookies @AnferneeSimons and @gtrentjr work it out at the @WellsFargo Fan Fest dance contest pic.twitter.com/y3CLD26uxy— Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) October 1, 2018
And the evening was filled with plenty of highlights:
HIGHLIGHTS: @meyersleonard11, @JLayman10 and @gtrentjr score in double figures to lead Team Black to victory at the 2018 @WellsFargo Fan Fest pic.twitter.com/KEVDDvXaaO— Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) October 1, 2018
The Blazers face the Phoenix Suns on Friday night at 7:00 PM, Pacific in their second preseason game. They fell to the Toronto Raptors on Saturday night in a game that yielded plenty of impressions.