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Does McCollum deserve suspension for season opener? (2:41)
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McCollum suspended for Blazers' opener (0:53)
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McCollum suspended for Blazers' opener

After leaving the bench area during an altercation in Wednesday's preseason game against the Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum has been suspended for Portland's regular-season opener.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

The CJ McCollum 1 game suspension will cost the Trail Blazers guard $165K.

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Vote: Which NBA rookie are you most excited about?

The 2017-18 rookie class is filled with dynamic players with unique skill sets. Which of them are you most intrigued to watch this season? And who will win Rookie of the Year?

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Blazers radio announcer on leave of absence

Brian Wheeler, the longtime play-by-play radio voice of the Portland Trail Blazers, is taking a leave of absence effective immediately for undisclosed health reasons.

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Swanigan, Len ejected after heated scuffle (0:54)
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Connaughton rises up for alley-oop (0:16)
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Jusuf Nurkic among most likely rookie extension candidates

Because the Blazers are already pushing the 2018-19 luxury tax line, every dollar counts when it comes to a new contract for Nurkic. The same applies to potential deals with Noah Vonleh and Shabazz Napier.

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Lillard beats the buzzer to end the first half (0:15)
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Harkless puts Labissiere on a poster (0:14)
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Rating NBA tiers: The West, 5-11

Boy, does it suck to be in the West. There are at least seven teams competing for the last four playoff spots, and they are all solid. Good luck picking which four make it.

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Lawrence Murray ESPN.com 

Damian Lillard said after today's preseason win that the Trail Blazers aren't good enough to be a "flip the switch" team. Lillard also said he respects Clippers guard Patrick Beverley's game, but Lillard takes exception to anyone who tries to impose their will on him. Beverley dove onto Lillard while defending him in the third quarter.

Lawrence Murray ESPN.com 

Trail Blazers move to 2-1 in preseason after a 134-106 win in LA today. C.J. McCollum added 20 points next to Damian Lillard's 35. Portland made 52.9 percent from the field, bolstered by Maurice Harkless scoring 16 points on 6/6 FGs. The Clippers drop to 1-2 in the preseason, as they've allowed more than 120 points in both losses.

Lawrence Murray ESPN.com 

35 points (9/17 FGs, 4/9 threes, 13/13 FTs) for Damian Lillard in just over 26 minutes as Trail Blazers lead Clippers 99-87 after 3 quarters. Just another reminder that only Russell Westbrook averaged more points per game after the All-Star Break last season than Lillard (29.7).

Lawrence Murray ESPN.com 

27-point turnaround at STAPLES Center in 1st half. Clippers had an 18-5 lead with 7:24 left in 1st quarter. But the Trail Blazers have a 70-56 lead at halftime, with Damian Lillard (22 points) making more free throws by himself (9/9) than Clippers have as a team (7/9).

Lawrence Murray ESPN.com 

The Trail Blazers are going with their third different forward combo in as many preseason games, with rookie PF Caleb Swanigan next to SF Al-Farouq Aminu at LA. Portland started Aminu next to Maurice Harkless Thursday against the Raptors while starting Evan Turner and Ed Davis together in their preseason opener Monday against the Suns. Noah Vonleh remains out with a shoulder injury.

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Lillard leads Blazers past Raptors (1:01)
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Nurkic denies Powell at the rim (0:15)
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Morrow knocks down four 3s in second quarter (0:33)

Team Stats

Points Per Game107.98th
Rebounds Per Game43.714th
Assists Per Game21.123rd
Points Allowed108.525th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-1800.000
2016-174141.500
2015-164438.537
2014-155131.622
2013-145428.659

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