The Portland Trail Blazers will open their 2013-14 home schedule against the defending Western Conference champion San Antonio Spurs on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Rose Garden. Portland will tip-off its 44th NBA season on the road vs. Phoenix on Wednesday, Oct. 30, it was announced today by the NBA.Continue Reading
Portland dug itself a 13-point hole through three quarters against Atlanta Wednesday, then came roaring back in the final period to tie the score before finally falling 92-89 to the Hawks.
Forward Nicolas Batum left the game in the first half after being poked in the left eye by Hawks forward Tracy McGrady. X-rays taken on the eye came back negative for an orbital fracture. He is listed as day-to-day, though the forward said on his twitter account that he would be ready to play against Toronto on Friday.
Portland heads to Atlanta to take on the Hawks Wednesday, 5 p.m., in a game that can be seen locally on CSN and nationally on ESPN starting at 5 PM. 750 AM The Game and NBA Audio League Pass will have the radio call. The game marks the return to Atlanta of Trail Blazers guard Jamal Crawford, who played 155 games for the Hawks from 2009-11.