Game stream: Phoenix Suns vs. Portland Trail Blazers

The Phoenix Suns (1-1) play against the Portland Trail Blazers (1-1) at Moda Center

Game Time: 10:00 PM EDT on Saturday October 23, 2021

Phoenix Suns 0, Portland Trail Blazers 0 (1st Qtr )

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Paul fires it inside to Ayton for dunk. #Suns down 16-15. – 10:22 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Bridges has two releases from 3.
One is a wind up set shot type.
The other is a quick flick of the wrist.
Just hit the latter.
#Suns down 16-13. – 10:21 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Got Lillard guarding Crowder.
#Suns down 14-10 as Covington hits 3. – 10:21 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Hope Jusuf Nurkic is all right, just took a shot to the face from Devin Booker10:18 PM

Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
Ouch. Nurkic banged the back of his head on the floor htere. – 10:18 PM

Sean Highkin @highkin
Nurkic was down for a while after being pulled down by Booker. Looked like the back of his head hit the floor. Walking off slowly. Wouldn’t be surprised if they put him in the concussion protocol. – 10:17 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Ayton set two screens in a three-man game with Paul and Booker that led to Booker open jumper.
Booker connects.
#Suns down 9-8 in 1st.
Booker now hearing it from crowd as they show replay of his follow through that caught Nurkic in the face.
He was down for a minute. – 10:17 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Crowder 0-for-2 from 3.
#Suns down 7-6. – 10:15 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Stepback jumper from Booker.
Booker blow by Covington for layup.
Powell answers.
Ayton answers.
#Suns up 6-5 – 10:14 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Lillard finds McCollum for 3. #Suns down 3-0 – 10:12 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Chris Paul goes over and gives Chauncey Billups a hug before the tip. #Suns #RipCity. – 10:11 PM

Sean Highkin @highkin
Damian Lillard introduced in player intros as “a member of the NBA’s all-time Top 75 team.” Huge applause. – 10:09 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Wonder how guys get ready for games?
Check out JaVale McGee doing a stretch I’m not attempting in my dreams. #Suns PM

Casey Holdahl @CHold
New colors for @Damian Lillard‘s @adidas Originals Dame 7 EXT PLY versus Suns PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Devin Booker averages 31.4 PPG across 8 games in Portland. At least 29 points in six of ’em. – 10:00 PM

Mike Richman @mikegrich
Important pregame update for Blazers Suns. Ben McLemore was enthusiastically singing along to Still Fly by Big Tymers in warmups – 9:52 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Remember that 3 Jae Crowder hit late at #Lakers to essentially put the game away?
We’ll see if that’s the start of a hot streak for him.
He’s a streaky shooter either way. Went 0-for-5 from 3 in opener being latest example. PM

Dave McMenamin @mcten
New story: The Lakers met to sift through the wreckage from the Suns loss in what Frank Vogel called a “very healthy” film session on Saturday PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Suns at #RipCity.
Thoughts? PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“In the 2nd half, we noticed it was a little more than what he led on. He wanted to play. I think it got a little worse after the game.”
Monty Williams on Cameron Payne (right hamstring strain). Out vs. #Blazers. #Suns have 3 days between tonight and next game Wed. vs. Kings. PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Monty Williams said the Suns don’t mind going to that all-reserve lineup we’ve seen for 12 total minutes through 2 games so far. They typically stagger some starters in but he’s confident an all-bench group with vets can hold it down at times. – 8:49 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Monty Williams said they noticed Cameron Payne hurting in first half as Payne wasn’t letting it be known how serious it was.
Payne out tonight with right hamstring strain.
Looking to Elfrid Payton to fill that void, saying Payton defends and gets them into their offense. #Suns8:47 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Chauncey Billups said they don’t carry anything over from preseason game in Phoenix the Blazers lost, 119-74, or from preseason period.
“Just keep chipping.”
Billups said he’s thinking of how Monty Williams entered 1st year with #Suns in how he’s approaching this 1st season. – 8:23 PM

Casey Holdahl @CHold
The “Rose City” colorway of @CJ McCollum @LiNingHoops signature, the CJ1 PM

Greg Brown @gb3elite
Game Day!!! – 8:10 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Suns’ blowout win over Lakers proves defenses need to start accounting for Mikal Bridges – via @PHNX_Suns PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“The 50th is an incredible list. A lot of history. A lot of records are held by those young men. So it’s an honor to be able to be on that list. They had to expand it and so I’m glad they expanded it and found room for me.”
#Mavs coach Jason Kidd on named to #NBA75 team. #Suns PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Updated #Suns injury report at Blazers.
Cameron Payne OUT (right hamstring strain).
Landry Shamet PROBABLE (right foot soreness). – 6:02 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Cam Payne is listed as out on the injury report for tonight’s Suns game against the Blazers due to a right hamstring strain. – 5:45 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Frank Vogel said the team had a productive film session and practice today as they continue to try and iron out defensive coverages. The details really matter there, and they saw the margin for error is much lower against GSW and PHX.
“Today was a great growth day for us.” – 5:22 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Cam Payne is listed as out for tonight’s game against the Blazers with a right hamstring strain. Landry Shamet is listed as probable with right foot soreness – 5:15 PM

Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Russ addressing Media after practice this afternoon…
-Says Suns & Warriors have a lot of continuity with their lineups…For the Lakers, everyone is new, they are going to need time
-Added that everyone has moved on from AD & Dwight situation from yesterday
@ESPNLosAngeles5:13 PM

David Locke @DLocke09
Two seasons ago in Portland of the 100 most common bigs put in the pick and roll Hassan Whiteside ranked 44th out of 100 defensively. If he can do that with the Utah Jazz it would be a big upgrade. – 4:31 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“I hope not. I hope we don’t. Holy smokes. We’ve had a few coaches that like voted for it and I’m just like, ‘What are you guys talking about?'”
Phoenix #Suns coach Monty Williams frowns on idea of coaches again wearing suits for games via @azcentral PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Recent #Suns stories:
Robert Sarver “shocked” by racism, sexism allegations
Chris Paul #NBA75 honor, makes 20K/10K history
Suns address Sarver allegations, top #Lakers
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