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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: DAVID BLAIR - On Thursday night, April 1, Donovan Mitchell (left) and the Utah Jazz were scheduled to play Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers at Moda Center.Another day, another look at what we're missing in local sports.

  • • The Blazers would have six games left in their regular season, with their next game Thursday at home against the Utah Jazz.

    Before the coronavirus pandemic forced the NBA to suspend play a few weeks ago, Utah was 41-21, Portland 29-37.

    The Jazz were fourth in the NBA Western Conference, 1.5 games behind third-place Denver and one game ahead of Oklahoma City and Houston.

    Portland was tied for ninth with New Orleans and Sacramento, 3.5 games behind eighth-place Memphis.

    Donovan Mitchell was leading the Jazz in scoring with 24.2 points per game.

    Damian Lillard was the Blazers' top scorer at 28.9

    • The Portland Winterhawks would be in the first round of the Western Hockey League playoffs.

    • The Portland Timbers would be coming off their third of 34 scheduled MLS regular-season games, a Saturday clash at home against the Philadelphia Union. Next up on the original 2020 schedule: a trip to play the Houston Dynamo on Saturday, April 4.

    • The Portland Thorns would be coming off their first preseason game.

    • Portland Timbers 2 would be prepping for a Sunday game against San Antonio at Hillsboro Stadium.

    • The Seattle Mariners would be playing their first road game of the MLB season, facing the Kansas City Royals in a day game, after seven games at home.

    • The Oregon Ducks would be in Tucson, Arizona, for a three-day track and field meet. Oregon State's women's track and field team would have opened three days at the Stanford Invitational. Portland State and Portland would be in the first of three days at the Mike Fanelli Track Classic in San Francisco.

    • Wet diamonds wouldn't help, but high school baseball teams might have been able to get in their nonleague games, such as Southridge versus Lincoln at Ron Tonkin Field, and Jesuit vs. Central Catholic at Walker Stadium.

    In softball, Central Catholic was to play host to Mountainside at Delta Park, with Roosevelt at home against Lake Oswego, and Franklin welcoming South Salem to Erv Lind Stadium.

    Golf, tennis and lacrosse would have been in action as well.


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