Layman leads Blazers over Maccabi Haifa 129-81

Portland goes 5-1 in preseason




PORTLAND — Jake Layman scored 24 points and Archie Goodwin added 23 for the Portland Trail Blazers in a 129-81 exhibition victory over Israeli club team Maccabi Haifa on Friday night.

Portland rested starters Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, but center Jusuf Nurkic played 12 minutes and had 13 points and eight rebounds.

Josh Smith, who played 12 seasons in the NBA, led Haifa with 17 points and six rebounds.

It was the final game of the preseason for the Blazers, who open the regular season on the road against the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday. Portland went 5-1 in the preseason.

Portland coach Terry Stotts also rested Moe Harkless, Al-Farouq Aminu, Evan Turner and Ed Davis.

After the game, the Blazers waived Goodwin, Isaiah Briscoe and Anthony Morrow to get the roster down to 14 players.