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The Portland Trail Blazers continue its three-game road trip with a stop in Indiana on Friday night to take on the Pacers. Portland is coming off a 124-76, opening night win over the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday. The 48-point victory was the largest margin of victory on any opening night in NBA history.
The big story of the opening night was Pat Connaughton and his career-night of 24 points on 9-for-14 shooting all coming off the bench for the Blazers. Damian Lillard was the one to lead the charge, though, with 27 points, five assists and five rebounds.
Friday night against the Pacers will mark the first game of the season for CJ McCollum after McCollum was suspended for opening night for stepping foot on the court during an October 11th preseason game when Blazer rookie Caleb Swanigan got in an altercation with Suns big man Alex Len.
Looking at the injury report for Portland, rookie Zach Collins (gastroenteritis) is listed as probable after missing the season opener on Wednesday night and forward Noah Vonleh (right shoulder) is still out for Friday’s game.
As for the Pacers, Indiana beat the Brooklyn Nets, 140-131, on Wednesday night. Friday’s contest will be the second game for the new look Pacers (minus Paul George). This is an obvious rebuilding time for Indiana, as the Pacers returned just five players from last season.
In Wednesday’s win over the Nets, Myles Turner scored 21 points and pulled down 14 rebounds. And, in their debuts as Indiana Pacers, Victor Oladipo had 22 points, five rebounds, four assists and Domantas Sabonis added16 points and had seven rebounds.
Last season Portland and Indiana split the season series with each team winning on its home courts.
Our Dan Sheldon, Dwight Jaynes, and Orlando Williams will help set the stage for the Blazers and Pacers contest with Rip City Live on NBC Sports Northwest starting at 3:00pm.
And if you can’t get to a TV, you can check out our pregame coverage with The Scoop Pregame Show streaming live on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer at 3:30pm at Facebook.com/NBCSNorthwest.
Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis IN
Television: NBCS Northwest
CSN Programming: Rip City Live (3:00pm), Talkin' Ball (Immediately after the Blazers postgame show)
Live streaming of the game: Watch the game on your phone on the NBC Sports App. Download the app at http://www.nbcsports.com/sports-mobile . Or check out NBCSportsNorthwest.com/BlazersStream online.
Live streaming of NBCS programing: The Scoop Pregame Show streams at 3:30pm at Facebook.com/NBCSNorthwest. The Scoop Postgame Show will stream immediately after the game at Facebook.com/NBCSNorthwest.
Radio: Rip City Radio 620