Oct 31

This Week In Trail Blazers History: October 31st-November 6th

By sarahhecht Posted in: billwalton, billwalton, clydedrexler, clydedrexler, mauricelucas, mauricelucas
Oct. 31, 2010- Trail Blazers great Maurice Lucas passes after a long battle with cancer. He was 58 years old. A member of the 1977 Championship team, “The Enforcer” spent five seasons playing as a Trail Blazer and filled the role of assistant coach from 1988-89 and 2005-10. Don’t miss this amazing photo gallery honoring LLLUUUUKKKKKEEEE!

Nov. 3, 1973- The 3rd of November is a busy day in the history of the franchise. In 1973 12,086 fans watched the Trail Blazers defeat the Knicks 107-100. That night was the first time the Memorial Coliseum held a crowd of over 12,000 fans. Sixteen years later in 1989 the great Bill Walton has his number 32 jersey retired and placed in the rafters of the MC. That night was also the opening night of the Trail Blazers’ 20th anniversary season. And finally, in 1995 Portland played their first regular season game in the Rose Garden in front of a capacity crowd of 21,398 fans.

Nov. 4, 1988-
Maurice Lucas’ number 20 jersey is retired at halftime of the season opener.

Nov. 4, 1994- The Trail Blazers took a trip across the Pacific to open the silver anniversary season with back-to-back games against the Clippers in Yokohama, Japan. The great Clyde Drexler put on a show during the second game and scored 41 points before a capacity crowd at Yokohama stadium. The Trail Blazers defeated the Clippers in both games.


  1. Miss Sarah:
    Thank you for the history. Happy spook day.

    by Hg on 10/31/2011 12:17 PM
  2. I remember those games in Japan. We had to keep a daily journal in 4th grade and I was so excited for the season to start. Guess what was in the journal next after Clyde scored 41 in the opener?

    by DHawes22 on 10/31/2011 12:41 PM
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