Preseason Highlights: Portland 112, Phoenix 114

The Portland Trail Blazers opened the 2017-2018 preseason slate with a close loss, 112-114 against the Phoenix Suns. Damian Lillard finished with 18 points in just under 21 minutes, and Jusuf Nurkić added 16 points of his own in just as many minutes. Rookie Caleb Swanigan made his NBA preseason debut with an impressive 18 points and six rebounds in 17 minutes of play.