2017–18 Portland Trail Blazers season

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2017–18 Portland Trail Blazers season
Division champions
Head coachTerry Stotts
General managerNeil Olshey
OwnersPaul Allen
ArenaModa Center
Results
Record49–33 (.598)
PlaceDivision: 1st (Northwest)
Conference: 3rd (Western)
Playoff finishFirst Round
(Lost to Pelicans 0–4)

Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionNBC Sports Northwest
RadioKPOJ, Portland Trail Blazers Radio
< 2016–17 2018–19 >

The 2017–18 Portland Trail Blazers season was the franchise's 48th season in the National Basketball Association (NBA). This season is most notable for having a 13-game winning streak in their franchise history (tied), starting with a win over the Utah Jazz on February 23, but was ended with a 111–115 loss to the Houston Rockets on March 20. Despite that, the team still managed to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth on April 1, with a win over the Memphis Grizzlies.

They finished the regular season with 49–33, which secured the 3rd seed and clinched the Northwest Division. In the playoffs, the Trail Blazers faced the 6th seeded New Orleans Pelicans in the First Round, and were swept in 4 games.

Draft picks

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School / club team
1 10 Zach Collins C  United States Gonzaga
1 26 Caleb Swanigan PF  United States Purdue

Roster

2017–18 Portland Trail Blazers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F 8 Aminu, Al-Farouq 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1990–09–21 Wake Forest
G 2 Baldwin, Wade 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 202 lb (92 kg) 1996–03–29 Vanderbilt
F/C 33 Collins, Zach 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1997–11–19 Gonzaga
G/F 5 Connaughton, Pat 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1993–01–06 Notre Dame
F/C 17 Davis, Ed 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1989–06–05 North Carolina
F 4 Harkless, Maurice Injured 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1993–05–11 St. John's
F 10 Layman, Jake 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1994–03–07 Maryland
C 11 Leonard, Meyers 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 255 lb (116 kg) 1992–02–27 Illinois
G 0 Lillard, Damian (C) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1990–07–15 Weber State
G 3 McCollum, CJ (C) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1991–09–19 Lehigh
G 6 Napier, Shabazz 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1991–07–14 Connecticut
C 27 Nurkić, Jusuf 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 280 lb (127 kg) 1994–08–23 Bosnia and Herzegovina
C 19 Papagiannis, Georgios 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1997–07–03 American School (GRE)
F 50 Swanigan, Caleb 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1997–04–18 Purdue
G/F 1 Turner, Evan 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1988–10–27 Ohio State
G 23 Wilcox, C. J. Injured (TW) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1990–12–30 Washington
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (GL) On assignment to G League
  • (TW) Two-way affiliate player
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2018–03–24

Standings

Division

Northwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
yPortland Trail Blazers 49 33 .598 0.0 28–13 21–20 9–7 82
xOklahoma City Thunder 48 34 .585 1.0 27–14 21–20 5–11 82
xUtah Jazz 48 34 .585 1.0 28–13 20–21 7–9 82
xMinnesota Timberwolves 47 35 .573 2.0 30–11 17–24 10–6 82
Denver Nuggets 46 36 .561 3.0 31–10 15–26 9–7 82


Conference

Western Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 zHouston Rockets * 65 17 .793 82
2 yGolden State Warriors * 58 24 .707 7.0 82
3 yPortland Trail Blazers * 49 33 .598 16.0 82
4 xOklahoma City Thunder 48 34 .585 17.0 82
5 xUtah Jazz 48 34 .585 17.0 82
6 xNew Orleans Pelicans 48 34 .585 17.0 82
7 xSan Antonio Spurs 47 35 .573 18.0 82
8 xMinnesota Timberwolves 47 35 .573 18.0 82
9 Denver Nuggets 46 36 .561 19.0 82
10 Los Angeles Clippers 42 40 .512 23.0 82
11 Los Angeles Lakers 35 47 .427 30.0 82
12 Sacramento Kings 27 55 .329 38.0 82
13 Dallas Mavericks 24 58 .293 41.0 82
14 Memphis Grizzlies 22 60 .268 43.0 82
15 Phoenix Suns 21 61 .256 44.0 82

Game log

Preseason

2017 pre-season game log
Total: 5–1 (Home: 2–1; Road: 3–0)
Pre-season: 5–1 (Home: 2–1; Road: 3–0)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
1 October 3 Phoenix L 112–114 Damian Lillard (18) Zach Collins (8) Damian Lillard (4) Moda Center
15,507
0–1
2 October 5 Toronto W 106–101 Damian Lillard (16) Aminu, Swanigan (8) Damian Lillard (8) Moda Center
15,505
1–1
3 October 8 @ LA Clippers W 134–106 Damian Lillard (35) Meyers Leonard (10) Evan Turner (8) Staples Center
13,276
2–1
4 October 9 @ Sacramento W 97–83 Jusuf Nurkić (16) Al-Farouq Aminu (8) Damian Lillard (3) Golden 1 Center
N/A
3–1
5 October 11 @ Phoenix W 113–104 Meyers Leonard (17) Ed Davis (12) Evan Turner (6) Talking Stick Resort Arena
13,230
4–1
6 October 13 Maccabi Haifa W 129–81 Jake Layman (24) Collins, Nurkić (8) Isaiah Briscoe (7) Moda Center
N/A
5–1
2017–18 season schedule

Regular season

2017–18 game log
Total: 49–33 (Home: 28–13; Road: 21–20)
October: 4–3 (Home: 2–2; Road: 2–1)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
1 October 18 @ Phoenix W 124–76 Damian Lillard (27) Al-Farouq Aminu (12) Damian Lillard (5) Talking Stick Resort Arena
18,055
1–0
2 October 20 @ Indiana W 114–96 CJ McCollum (28) Al-Farouq Aminu (16) Damian Lillard (7) Bankers Life Fieldhouse
15,325
2–0
3 October 21 @ Milwaukee L 110–113 Lillard, McCollum (26) Davis, Nurkić (11) Evan Turner (7) Bradley Center
16,211
2–1
4 October 24 New Orleans W 103–93 CJ McCollum (23) Ed Davis (11) Damian Lillard (7) Moda Center
19,446
3–1
5 October 26 LA Clippers L 103–104 Damian Lillard (25) Ed Davis (11) Damian Lillard (6) Moda Center
18,694
3–2
6 October 28 Phoenix W 114–107 Damian Lillard (25) Ed Davis (11) Damian Lillard (9) Moda Center
19,343
4–2
7 October 30 Toronto L 85–99 Damian Lillard (36) Ed Davis (8) Aminu, Turner (3) Moda Center
18,505
4–3
November : 9–6 (Home: 5–3; Road: 4–3)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
8 November 1 @ Utah L 103–112 (OT) Damian Lillard (33) Jusuf Nurkić (11) Damian Lillard (8) Vivint Smart Home Arena
16,685
4–4
9 November 2 LA Lakers W 113–110 Damian Lillard (32) Ed Davis (8) Lillard, McCollum, Nurkić, Turner (5) Moda Center
19,469
5–4
10 November 5 Oklahoma City W 103–99 Damian Lillard (36) Nurkić, Vonleh (8) Damian Lillard (13) Moda Center
19,393
6–4
11 November 7 Memphis L 97–98 CJ McCollum (36) Davis, Vonleh (10) Damian Lillard (6) Moda Center
18,692
6–5
12 November 10 Brooklyn L 97–101 Jusuf Nurkić (21) Damian Lillard (9) Damian Lillard (6) Moda Center
19,393
6–6
13 November 13 Denver W 99–82 McCollum, Nurkić (17) Noah Vonleh (10) Damian Lillard (7) Moda Center
18,895
7–6
14 November 15 Orlando W 99–94 Damian Lillard (26) Damian Lillard (11) Damian Lillard (7) Moda Center
19,206
8–6
15 November 17 @ Sacramento L 82–86 Damian Lillard (29) Ed Davis (8) Damian Lillard (4) Golden 1 Center
17,583
8–7
16 November 18 Sacramento W 102–90 CJ McCollum (25) Ed Davis (8) Damian Lillard (6) Moda Center
19,522
9–7
17 November 20 @ Memphis W 100–92 CJ McCollum (25) Noah Vonleh (18) Damian Lillard (4) FedExForum
15,785
10–7
18 November 22 @ Philadelphia L 81–101 Damian Lillard (30) Nurkić, Vonleh (11) Shabazz Napier (4) Wells Fargo Center
20,605
10–8
19 November 24 @ Brooklyn W 127–125 Damian Lillard (34) Jusuf Nurkić (15) Damian Lillard (9) Barclays Center
15,246
11–8
20 November 25 @ Washington W 108–105 Damian Lillard (29) Noah Vonleh (10) Damian Lillard (6) Capital One Arena
18,092
12–8
21 November 27 @ New York W 103–91 Damian Lillard (32) Noah Vonleh (12) Jusuf Nurkić (6) Madison Square Garden
18,409
13–8
22 November 30 Milwaukee L 91–103 Jusuf Nurkić (25) Jusuf Nurkić (11) Damian Lillard (7) Moda Center
19,459
13–9
December : 5–8 (Home: 1–5; Road: 4–3)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
23 December 2 New Orleans L 116–123 Damian Lillard (29) Napier, Vonleh (7) Damian Lillard (8) Moda Center
18,730
13–10
24 December 5 Washington L 92–106 Damian Lillard (30) Jusuf Nurkić (9) Damian Lillard (9) Moda Center
19,241
13–11
25 December 9 Houston L 117–124 Damian Lillard (35) Ed Davis (9) Damian Lillard (6) Moda Center
19,503
13–12
26 December 11 @ Golden State L 104–111 Damian Lillard (39) Noah Vonleh (9) Evan Turner (4) Oracle Arena
19,596
13–13
27 December 13 @ Miami W 102–95 CJ McCollum (28) Al-Farouq Aminu (13) Damian Lillard (6) AmericanAirlines Arena
19,600
14–13
28 December 15 @ Orlando W 95–88 Damian Lillard (21) Jusuf Nurkić (11) Lillard, McCollum (4) Amway Center
16,963
15–13
29 December 16 @ Charlotte W 93–91 CJ McCollum (25) Zach Collins (10) Damian Lillard (11) Spectrum Center
16,687
16–13
30 December 18 @ Minnesota L 107–108 McCollum, Nurkić (20) Damian Lillard (8) Damian Lillard (13) Target Center
14,187
16–14
31 December 20 San Antonio L 91–93 Damian Lillard (17) Ed Davis (11) CJ McCollum (6) Moda Center
19,393
16–15
32 December 22 Denver L 85–102 CJ McCollum (15) Ed Davis (7) Shabazz Napier (5) Moda Center
19,473
16–16
33 December 23 @ LA Lakers W 95–92 Maurice Harkless (22) Al-Farouq Aminu (10) Shabazz Napier (5) Staples Center
18,997
17–16
34 December 28 Philadelphia W 114–110 CJ McCollum (34) Jusuf Nurkić (12) CJ McCollum (4) Moda Center
20,104
18–16
35 December 30 @ Atlanta L 89–104 Shabazz Napier (21) Jusuf Nurkić (11) Shabazz Napier (6) Philips Arena
15,877
18–17
January : 11–5 (Home: 7–0; Road: 4–5)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
36 January 1 @ Chicago W 124–120 (OT) CJ McCollum (32) Jusuf Nurkić (15) CJ McCollum (8) United Center
20,860
19–17
37 January 2 @ Cleveland L 110–127 Damian Lillard (25) Al-Farouq Aminu (9) Damian Lillard (6) Quicken Loans Arena
20,562
19–18
38 January 5 Atlanta W 110–89 CJ McCollum (20) Jusuf Nurkić (9) Lillard, McCollum, Napier (6) Moda Center
19,393
20–18
39 January 7 San Antonio W 111–110 CJ McCollum (25) Jusuf Nurkić (13) McCollum, Napier (7) Moda Center
19,393
21–18
40 January 9 @ Oklahoma City W 117–106 CJ McCollum (27) Jusuf Nurkić (8) CJ McCollum (7) Chesapeake Energy Arena
18,203
22–18
41 January 10 @ Houston L 112–121 Damian Lillard (29) Ed Davis (10) Damian Lillard (8) Toyota Center
18,055
22–19
42 January 12 @ New Orleans L 113–119 Lillard, McCollum (23) Al-Farouq Aminu (11) Damian Lillard (8) Smoothie King Center
17,003
22–20
43 January 14 @ Minnesota L 103–120 Damian Lillard (21) Ed Davis (8) Damian Lillard (8) Target Center
14,739
22–21
44 January 16 Phoenix W 118–111 Damian Lillard (31) Al-Farouq Aminu (9) Damian Lillard (7) Moda Center
18,604
23–21
45 January 18 Indiana W 100–86 Damian Lillard (26) Jusuf Nurkić (17) Damian Lillard (8) Moda Center
19,071
24–21
46 January 20 Dallas W 117–108 Damian Lillard (31) Ed Davis (10) Damian Lillard (9) Moda Center
19,464
25–21
47 January 22 @ Denver L 101–104 Damian Lillard (25) Jusuf Nurkić (12) Damian Lillard (8) Pepsi Center
14,474
25–22
48 January 24 Minnesota W 123–114 Damian Lillard (31) Ed Davis (10) Lillard, Turner (6) Moda Center
18,920
26–22
49 January 26 @ Dallas W 107–93 Damian Lillard (29) Al-Farouq Aminu (12) CJ McCollum (5) American Airlines Center
19,876
27–22
50 January 30 @ LA Clippers W 104–96 Damian Lillard (28) Jusuf Nurkić (20) Damian Lillard (7) Staples Center
16,705
28–22
51 January 31 Chicago W 124–108 CJ McCollum (50) Jusuf Nurkić (9) Damian Lillard (7) Moda Center
19,000
29–22
February : 6–4 (Home: 3–1; Road: 3–3)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
52 February 2 @ Toronto L 105–130 Damian Lillard (37) Al-Farouq Aminu (9) Damian Lillard (10) Air Canada Centre
19,800
29–23
53 February 4 @ Boston L 96–97 CJ McCollum (22) Aminu, Harkless, Nurkić (8) Damian Lillard (9) TD Garden
18,624
29–24
54 February 5 @ Detroit L 91–111 Damian Lillard (20) Al-Farouq Aminu (13) Damian Lillard (5) Little Caesars Arena
13,810
29–25
55 February 8 Charlotte W 109–103 (OT) Jusuf Nurkić (24) Al-Farouq Aminu (15) Damian Lillard (8) Moda Center
19,178
30–25
56 February 9 @ Sacramento W 118–100 Damian Lillard (50) Ed Davis (14) Damian Lillard (6) Golden 1 Center
17,583
31–25
57 February 11 Utah L 96–115 Damian Lillard (39) Ed Davis (12) CJ McCollum (4) Moda Center
19,730
31–26
58 February 14 Golden State W 123–117 Damian Lillard (44) Jusuf Nurkić (13) Damian Lillard (8) Moda Center
19,520
32–26
All-Star Break
59 February 23 @ Utah W 100–81 CJ McCollum (26) Aminu, Davis (8) Lillard, Turner (3) Vivint Smart Home Arena
18,306
33–26
60 February 24 @ Phoenix W 106–104 Damian Lillard (40) Jusuf Nurkić (13) Damian Lillard (5) Talking Stick Resort Arena
17,112
34–26
61 February 27 Sacramento W 116–99 Damian Lillard (26) Ed Davis (12) Damian Lillard (12) Moda Center
19,468
35–26
March : 12–3 (Home: 8–2; Road: 4–1)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
62 March 1 Minnesota W 108–99 Damian Lillard (35) Al-Farouq Aminu (12) Evan Turner (6) Moda Center
19,533
36–26
63 March 3 Oklahoma City W 108–100 CJ McCollum (28) Ed Davis (10) Damian Lillard (7) Moda Center
20,063
37–26
64 March 5 @ LA Lakers W 108–103 Damian Lillard (39) Jusuf Nurkić (16) Damian Lillard (6) Staples Center
18,997
38–26
65 March 6 NY Knicks W 111–87 Damian Lillard (37) Ed Davis (14) Four players (4) Moda Center
19,393
39–26
66 March 9 Golden State W 125–108 CJ McCollum (30) Ed Davis (15) Damian Lillard (8) Moda Center
19,487
40–26
67 March 12 Miami W 115–99 Damian Lillard (32) Jusuf Nurkić (16) Damian Lillard (10) Moda Center
19,786
41–26
68 March 15 Cleveland W 113–105 CJ McCollum (29) Jusuf Nurkić (10) Damian Lillard (9) Moda Center
19,806
42–26
69 March 17 Detroit W 100–87 Damian Lillard (24) Al-Farouq Aminu (12) Damian Lillard (8) Moda Center
19,727
43–26
70 March 18 @ LA Clippers W 122–109 Damian Lillard (23) Jusuf Nurkić (12) Shabazz Napier (8) Staples Center
17,776
44–26
71 March 20 Houston L 111–115 Al-Farouq Aminu (22) Jusuf Nurkić (11) Damian Lillard (6) Moda Center
20,012
44–27
72 March 23 Boston L 100–105 Lillard, McCollum (26) Al-Farouq Aminu (10) Damian Lillard (8) Moda Center
19,575
44–28
73 March 25 @ Oklahoma City W 108–105 CJ McCollum (34) Jusuf Nurkić (12) Damian Lillard (5) Chesapeake Energy Arena
18,203
45–28
74 March 27 @ New Orleans W 107–103 Damian Lillard (41) Aminu, Nurkić (10) Damian Lillard (6) Smoothie King Center
15,426
46–28
75 March 28 @ Memphis L 103–108 CJ McCollum (42) Jusuf Nurkić (8) CJ McCollum (5) FedExForum
16,050
46–29
76 March 30 LA Clippers W 105–96 Jusuf Nurkić (21) Jusuf Nurkić (12) Damian Lillard (6) Moda Center
20,013
47–29
April : 2–4 (Home: 2–0; Road: 0–4)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
77 April 1 Memphis W 113–98 Damian Lillard (27) Al-Farouq Aminu (10) Lillard, McCollum (9) Moda Center
19,545
48–29
78 April 3 @ Dallas L 109–115 Damian Lillard (29) Jusuf Nurkić (13) Lillard, McCollum (8) American Airlines Center
19,624
48–30
79 April 5 @ Houston L 94–96 CJ McCollum (16) Jusuf Nurkić (11) CJ McCollum (4) Toyota Center
18,055
48–31
80 April 7 @ San Antonio L 105–116 Damian Lillard (33) Jusuf Nurkić (12) Damian Lillard (5) AT&T Center
18,610
48–32
81 April 9 @ Denver L 82–88 Damian Lillard (25) Jusuf Nurkić (19) Lillard, McCollum (3) Pepsi Center
17,467
48–33
82 April 11 Utah W 102–93 Damian Lillard (36) Nurkić, Aminu (9) Damian Lillard (10) Moda Center
20,186
49–33
2017–18 season schedule

Playoffs

2018 playoff game log
Total: 0–4 (Home: 0–2; Road: 0–2)
First Round: 0–4 (Home: 0–2; Road: 0–2)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Series
1 April 14 New Orleans L 95–97 CJ McCollum (19) Jusuf Nurkic (11) Damian Lillard (7) Moda Center
19,882
0–1
2 April 17 New Orleans L 102–111 CJ McCollum (22) Al-Farouq Aminu (15) CJ McCollum (6) Moda Center
20,062
0–2
3 April 19 @ New Orleans L 102–119 CJ McCollum (22) Aminu, Davis (8) Maurice Harkless (4) Smoothie King Center
18,551
0–3
4 April 21 @ New Orleans L 123–131 CJ McCollum (38) Jusuf Nurkic (11) Damian Lillard (6) Smoothie King Center
18,544
0–4
2018 playoff schedule

Transactions

Trades

June 22, 2017 To Portland Trail Blazers[1]
Draft right to Zach Collins (Pick 10)
To Sacramento Kings
Draft rights to Justin Jackson (Pick 15)
Draft rights to Harry Giles (Pick 20)
June 28, 2017 To Portland Trail Blazers
Cash considerations
To Houston Rockets
Tim Quarterman

Free agency

Re-signed

Player Signed

Additions

Player Signed Former team
C. J. Wilcox[2] Two-way contract Orlando Magic
Wade Baldwin IV[3] Two-way contract Memphis Grizzlies

Subtractions

Player Reason left New team

References

  1. ^ "Trail Blazers Acquire Draft Rights to Zach Collins". nba.com/blazers. June 22, 2017. Retrieved June 24, 2017.
  2. ^ "Trail Blazers sign guard C. J. Wilcox to Two-way contract, waive Iroegbu, Plumlee & Wallace". NBA.com/blazers. August 9, 2017. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "Trail Blazers sign Wade Baldwin to Two-way contract". NBA.com/blazers. October 19, 2017. Retrieved October 19, 2017.