Blazers will play preseason game against Israeli club

By Erik Gundersen, Columbian Trail Blazers Writer



The Portland Trail Blazers announced on Monday that they will host the Israeli club Maccabi Haifa on October 17 at the Moda Center.

The home game against the Israeli club completes Portland’s preseason schedule. They will play seven preseason games beginning on October 7 when they head to Salt Lake City to take on the Utah Jazz.

Maccabi Haifa, the runner-up in the Israeli Basketball Super League last season, is doing a four-game North American tour. They will also play the Washington Wizards on Oct. 15, the Kings on Oct. 18 before wrapping up the tour in Toronto on Oct. 22.

Blazers preseason dates

  • October 7 at Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena, 6 p.m.
  • October 9 vs. Utah Jazz at Moda Center, 7 p.m.
  • October 12 vs. Los Angeles Clippers at Moda Center, 6 p.m.
  • October 17 vs. Maccabi Haifa at Moda Center, 7 p.m.
  • October 21 at Denver Nuggets at TBD, 7 p.m.
  • October 22 at Los Angeles Lakers at Citizens Business Bank Arena (Ontario, Calif.), 7:30 p.m.
  • October 24 at Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center, 7:30 p.m.
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