The 2-2 Trail Blazers will play a fifth and final game at Las Vegas Summer League against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, the team announced.
Portland and Houston are scheduled to tip-off at 2:00 p.m. (PST) from the Thomas & Mack Center. The game will be broadcast on ESPN News.
The Blazers, led by league veterans Emmanuel Mudiay, Kenneth Faried and Michael Beasley among others, had ambitions of winning the Summer League title during a spirited, professional training camp leading up to the action in Sin City. Portland notched impressive back-to-back wins over the Charlotte Hornets and LA Clippers to open Summer League, but dropped its last two games to the Indiana Pacers and Phoenix Suns, getting eliminated from the title game.
Houston is also 2-2 in Las Vegas, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers and Detroit Pistons before falling to the Toronto Raptors and Orlando Magic. Jalen Green, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2021 draft, left the Rockets' third game early with a hamstring strain and was subsequently shut down for the remainder of Summer League. In his absence, Houston is led by fellow first-round picks Alperen Sengun, Josh Christopher and Usman Garuba, as well as promising sophomore Kenyon Martin Jr.
The Blazers' well-known veterans haven't made a huge impact at Summer League. Guard Antonio Blakeney, previously with the Chicago Bulls, leads Portland in scoring at 16.0 points per game. Second-round pick Greg Brown III has been the main attraction for Blazers fans, averaging 8.0 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game in limited minutes off the bench while showing off the rare physical tools that made him a top-10 recruit in the high school Class of 2020.
The Boston Celtics and Sacramento Kings will play for the Las Vegas Summer League championship at 6:00 p.m. (PST) on Tuesday.