Trail Blazers Host Maccabi Haifa October 17 To Round Out Preseason Schedule
Israeli club to visit Portland as part of four-game North American tour
PORTLAND, Ore. (Aug. 18, 2014) – The Portland Trail Blazers will host Israeli team Maccabi Haifa on Friday, Oct. 17 to round out Portland’s seven-game preseason schedule, it was announced today by the two teams.
The game will tip-off at 7 p.m. (Pacific), and is one of three preseason home games at the Moda Center. The Trail Blazers will also play Utah (Oct. 7) and the Los Angeles Clippers (Oct. 12).
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The 2012-13 Israeli Basketball Super League champions, Maccabi Haifa was the runner-up to Maccabi Tel Aviv last season. Maccabi Haifa made it to the Last 32 round of Eurocup 2014.
Maccabi Haifa will also play the Wizards on Oct. 15, the Kings on Oct. 18, and Raptors on Oct. 22 as part of a four-game North American tour.
Maccabi Haifa’s October tour will mark the fourth time in five years the team will travel to North America to play against NBA competition. In three trips to the U.S., Maccabi Haifa has faced six NBA opponents (Nets, Warriors, Timberwolves, Suns, Pistons, Grizzlies). At the conclusion of the North American tour, Maccabi Haifa will rank second all-time among international basketball teams in games played (10) against NBA opponents.
|October 7||@ Utah Jazz||6:00 PM||Energy Solutions Arena|
|October 9||vs. Utah Jazz||7:00 PM||Moda Center|
|October 12||vs. Los Angeles Clippers||6:00 PM||Moda Center|
|October 17||vs. Maccabi Haifa||7:00 PM||Moda Center|
|October 21||@ Denver Nuggets||7:00 PM||Boulder, CO (Coors Events Center)|
|October 22||@ Los Angeles Lakers||7:30 PM||Citizen Business Bank Arena(Ontario, CA)|
|October 24||@ Los Angeles Clippers||7:30 PM||Staples Center|