Portland downs Washington 80-74
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP)—Robin Smeulders scored 20 points to lead Portland to a surprising 80-74 victory over Washington in the season opener for both teams.
Portland’s win spoiled a big game for Washington’s Jon Brockman, who scored 30 points and grabbed 14 rebounds after a slow start.
Nik Raivio finished the game with 19 points for Portland, but 13 of those came in the first half.
The Huskies had just three players in double figures, including 15 by Justin Dentmon. Washington hurt its chances by hitting just three of 16 3-point shots.