Heat 119, Trail Blazers 98: What We Saw
Sights, sounds and observations from Portland's first loss of the season, plus the Jersey of the Night.
The Trail Blazers suffered their first loss of the season on Wednesday night, falling 119-98 to the Miami Heat. It was an uncharacteristically sloppy performance that saw Miami take advantage of Portland physically and force turnovers while also shooting 39.5 percent from three-point range as a team to Portland's 32.4 percent. The Blazers lost Damian Lillard in the third quarter to a right calf strain, which Lillard doesn't think is serious.
Here are the sights, sounds and notes from the Moda Center on Wednesday, including the Jersey of the Night.