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Pre-Season Game Thread #3

WHO: Atlanta (2-0) vs. Portland (1-1), in Kansas City

WHEN: 8pm

WHERE: No TV, Hawks Radio Network (should any station preempt coverage of the pre-season game I suggest NBA Audio League Pass)

Injury Report: Speedy Claxton is expected to miss the game. Rudy Fernandez (left ankle), Joel Przybilla (bronchitis), and Martell Webster (surgery on left foot) will miss the game for Portland. Casey Holdahl of Center Court (the Official Trailblazers Blog) suggests Steve Blake (hamstring) may not be making the trip to Kansas City either.

If you're curious as to why Atlanta and Portland are playing a pre-season game in Kansas City, Sprint Center CEO Tim Leiweke is the brother or Tod Leiweke, CEO pf the group which owns the Trailblazers. Also, Portland GM Kevin Pritchard won the 2001-02 ABA title as Coach/GM of the Kansas City Knights and won a more significant championship in Kansas City in 1988.