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Here's what would have been on tap for local teams, from the Trail Blazers to the preps

PMG FILE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Would Jusuf Nurkic (left) have joined Damian Lillard and other Trail Blazers in uniform this week for an NBA playoff push?It's been 11 days, give or take, since most of the world stopped playing games.

Here's a look at what local sports fans are missing out on, just on this late Monday in March 2020, due to the coronavirus' impact here and elsewhere:

• The Trail Blazers would have been in Charlotte getting ready for a Tuesday game against the Hornets, and Portland would have been coming off a Sunday game at Minnesota.

Eleven games would have remained on the Blazers' regular-season schedule and in their drive to catch the Memphis Grizzlies for the eighth and final playoff spot in the NBA Western Conference. Jusuf Nurkic presumably would have been in the rotation at center after missing nearly the entire season recovering from a broken leg.

• The Portland Winterhawks' regular season would have ended Sunday night at Moda Center against the Seattle Thunderbirds, and the Hawks would be getting ready for the Western Hockey League playoffs as one of the primary contenders for the championship.

• The NCAA women's basketball tournament would be in the second of two days of second-round play. No. 2-ranked Oregon would have played a first-round game at Matthew Knight Arena and stayed there for a second-round game. Oregon State's women likely would have been playing at Gill Coliseum. The Portland Pilots would have opened as a big underdog on the road, probably as a No. 15 or 16 seed, at a location that never was determined.

• Many high schools would have been on spring break, with baseball and softball teams generally playing, and some of them on trips to sunnier climates.

Wilson's baseball team was set to go to Southern California. Grant and Cleveland were among those booked for Arizona action. David Douglas was headed east to a tournament in Pendleton.

A lot of prep softball was set for Hood View Park in Happy Valley, with Franklin, Cleveland, Madison, David Douglas and La Salle Prep among the teams with games on tap for Monday. The Lincoln softball team would have been on US Cellular Field No. 4 in Medford, taking on Mazama and Scappoose. Central Catholic was to have played in that tournament as well, with Monday games versus Roseburg and Grants Pass.

• The Portland Timbers would have just played their fourth of 34 scheduled MLS regular-season games, facing Los Angeles FC on Sunday, March 22, at Banc of California Stadium. Next for Portland would have been a Saturday home match against the Philadelphia Union.

• The Portland Thorns would have been prepping for their March 29-April 4 preseason tournament at Providence Park.

• Portland Timbers 2 would be looking ahead to a Saturday game at Reno 1868, having played its United Soccer League home opener Sunday at Hillsboro Stadium against the Colorado Springs Switchbacks.

• Also on the collegiate front:

Oregon, ranked ninth, 10th and 12th in three major national rankings, would have played host to Stanford in softball. Oregon State would have been at home against Washington. Lewis & Clark softball would have been playing two at La Verne (California).

Today would have been the start of the two-day Duck Invitational men's golf tournament at Eugene Country Club. Oregon State was to have been in the field.

The Concordia men's golf team would have been playing in the 70th Annual SoCal Intercollegiate in Carlsbad, California. That event is now stuck at 69.

The Multnomah men's golf team would be in the middle of the three-day Northwest Nazarene Invite at Boise, Idaho.

In women's golf, the Portland State Vikings were supposed to be on Maui, teeing off in a three-day tournament on the Kapalua Bay Course.


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