Post by SurferGirl on Aug 1, 2017 19:00:55 GMT -8
The Portland Trail Blazers today announced their 2017-18 pre-season schedule. There are some notable features of the six-game warm up to the regular season.
Portland will face one team twice, the Phoenix Suns. They will open the season at home against the Suns at the Moda Center at the Rose Quarter on October 3. They face regional rivals the Los Angeles Clippers and Sacramento Kings, both on the road. The Blazers will welcome the Toronto Raptors to Portland on October 5.
They will close out the pre-season on October 13 against Maccabi Haifa of the Israeli Super League. They defeated 121-74 in the only other pre-season game between the teams, on October 17, 2014. Maccabi Haifa reached the ISL championship game in 2016-17 before being defeated.
What's missing is the traditional pair of games against the Blazers' regional rival Utah Jazz. For the past several years, the teams have played twice during the pre-season. This year, not a single game.
The National Basketball Association typically releases its regular season schedule in mid to late August.
In this post, we will outline the schedule, the rosters, and other relevant information regarding the team. Much of that is to be announced and based on roster information being released for the pre-season Blazers roster, which will be released by the team as it gets closer to the beginning of October.
All games of the Blazers' pre-season schedule will be available on the radio or through streaming on 620 AM. Home games are noted in bold red. All times are pacific.
Oct. 3 - vs. Phoenix Suns (L 112-114)
Oct. 5 - vs. Toronto Raptors (W 106-101)
Oct. 8 - at Los Angeles Clippers (W 134-106)
Oct. 9 - at Sacramento Kings (W 97-83)
Oct. 11 - at Phoenix Suns (W 113-104)
Oct. 13 - vs. Maccabi Haifa (W 129-81)
* Roster is subject to change
Blazers Players Game Birthdays
The following is a list of current Blazers players' birthdays.
Zach Collins - November 19
Pat Connaughton - January 6
Jake Layman - March 7
Meyers Leonard - February 27
Caleb Swanigan - April 18
Evan Turner - October 27
OFF-SEASON (playoffs exluded)
Al-Farouq Aminu - September 21
Ed Davis - June 5
Maurice Harkless - May 11
Damian Lillard - July 15
CJ McCollum - September 19
Shabazz Napier - July 14
Jusuf Nurkic - August 23
Noah Vonleh - August 24
Blazers on Twitter
Not following the Blazer players on Twitter? Only following a few of them? Click the links below to give them a follow. More accounts will be listed as the roster is solidified.
Al-Farouq Aminu (unverified)
Not Quite Leap Day
One Blazer, as well as SCtoC CEO/Founder Kasey call February 27 their birthday. Meyers Leonard and Kasey were actually born on the same day, February 27, 1992. The question is, if they both were born just two days later, would they be turning just six-and-a-half on that date in 2018?
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