Portland Trail Blazers' C.J. McCollum suspended one game for leaving bench

Official release

Oct 14, 2017 2:03 PM ET

NEW YORK -- Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum has been suspended one game without pay for leaving the bench area during an altercation, it was announced Saturday by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.

The incident occurred with 9:33 remaining in the fourth quarter of Portland’s 113-104 preseason win over the Phoenix Suns on Oct. 11 at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

McCollum will be suspended for the first game of the 2017-18 NBA regular season for which he is eligible and physically able to play.

 
The incident occurred in Portland's Oct. 11 preseason win over Phoenix.

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