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Several Blazers Out vs. Maccabi Haifa Due to Load Management

Portland’s star backcourt and new starting center will sit Thursday for load management reasons.

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The Portland Trail Blazers will be without Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum and Hassan Whiteside in Thursday’s game against Maccabi Haifa due to load management. Additionally, Pau Gasol (left foot) and Jusuf Nurkic (left leg) are out for the second preseason game.

Tip between the two teams is set for 7 p.m. PT.