Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 1)
Series starts 10/12
(1-1, 0-0 away)
(1-1, 1-0 home)
10:00 PM ET, October 12, 2012
US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
Portland: M. Leonard 14 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk
Phoenix: G. Dragic 8 Pts, 5 Reb, 9 Ast, 1 Stl
PHOENIX -- Markieff Morris scored 14 points to lead five players in double figures and the Phoenix Suns beat the Portland Trail Blazers 104-93 in their preseason home opener Friday night.
Morris had an eventful first half, scoring five points and committing four fouls in only 3:47 on the floor. But the second-year forward hit 4 of 5 shots in the second half as the Suns extended a seven point halftime lead to as many as 16.
Luis Scola, Wesley Johnson and Shannon Brown had 12 points each for the Suns, who led for all but the first 2:40 of the game. Michael Beasley added 10 points.
Damian Lillard scored 15 points, and Meyers Leonard and Nicolas Batum had 14 apiece for the Blazers.