Portland snowstorm leaves Cavs, Blazers scrambling to play game

Portland snowstorm leaves Cavs, Blazers scrambling to play game
PORTLAND -- A rare winter snowstorm in Rip City that dumped more than a foot of snow on some parts of the region left two NBA teams tearing up their travel itineraries, as the Trail Blazers?and? Cleveland Cavaliers?scrambled to play Wednesday night's nationally televised game, which Portland won 102-86.? With the Cavs playing Tuesday night in Salt Lake City and the Blazers playing Tuesday in Los Angeles while snow started to fall hundreds of miles away in Portland, the first question became whether both teams would be able to fly into Portland International Airport, let alone play a game. The Cavs' team plane sat on the runway in Utah for nearly three hours before finally taking off without a destination guaranteed. The hope was that PDX would re-open for air traffic and let them land. If not, the Cavs would fly to Seattle, spend the night and then make their way to Portland on Wednesday morning. This involved Cleveland's director of team...
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