The Suns lost to the Sacramento Kings, 102-96, on Wednesday despite solid performances from forward Wesley Johnson (18 points), Markieff Morris (16 points, seven rebounds) and Michael Beasley (14 points, five assists, three rebounds). The Trail Blazers, meanwhile, are coming off a 93-75 win over the Los Angeles Lakers, who were playing without Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant. Portland saw good performances out of LaMarcus Aldridge (14 points, eight rebounds) and Damian Lillard (14 points, seven assists, five rebounds).
Here's all the info for Friday's game:
Who: Phoenix Suns (0-1) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (1-0)
When: Friday at 10 p.m. ET/8 p.m. MT
Where: US Airways Center, Phoenix, Ariz.
T.V. coverage: NBA TV
Phoenix -- Luis Scola, Jared Dudley, Michael Beasley, Marcin Gortat and Goran Dragic
Portland -- LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum, J.J. Hickson, Wesley Matthews and Damian Lillard