Portland Trail Blazers and Indiana Pacers face off in an NBA regular season matchup this Friday at 7:00 PM EST in Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Date and Time: October 20th, 2017 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse
TV: FOX Sports (US Regional)
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The Blazers are coming off a blockbuster 58 points lead 124-76 road victory over Phoenix Suns. Guard Damian Lillard led the team with 27 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists.
Off the bench, Pat Connaughton scored 24 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 assists and the 26th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft Celeb Swanigan notched eight points, four rebounds and three assists in his NBA debut.
However, the team was without sharpshooter CJ McCollum as he was serving a suspension for leaving the bench during an altercation in the last preseason game. Friday’s game will see the all-star guard back in the action for the Blazers.
But it’s clear now that Portland doesn’t lack in talent this season and any player can give a match-winning performance.
The young, fast, and furious Pacers posted a 140-131 win over the Nets in their opening Night. All five of the starters scored in double figures led by Victor Oladipo finished with 22 points, four assists, and four steals only playing under 25 minutes. Another great game from the backcourt came from Darren Collison who piled up 21 points on 9-of-12 shooting and 11 assists.
But things are little concerning for the Pacers going into Friday’s clash against the Blazers as the opening day rival Nets held the NBA’s worst record last season. And even they managed a score of 131 against the Pacers With team’s four-time All-Star Paul George traded over the summer, the team depends on free agency players.