Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/30/12
Saturday night's game between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Philadelphia 76ers was a dogfight throughout. The game came down to the last half of the fourth quarter before the Blazers finally pulled out an 89-85 victory. The win may have come at a very high cost, though. With 9:01 remaining, Portland center Myers Leonard went up for a rebound and the Blazers No. 11 draft pick came down hard on his right knee. The video replay appeared to show Leonard's knee locking and bending backward. Portland has a history of watching the careers of promising young centers -- Bill Walton, Sam Bowie, Greg Oden -- end prematurely because of injury. Leonard had to be helped to the locker room by Blazers medical personnel. The 7-1, 251-pounder was unable to put any pressure on his knee. Leonard saw 16 minutes of action Saturday and scored four points. There was no update on his condition at game's end. The Blazers were led by Nicolas Batum's 22 points. Damian Lillard scored 20 points, ...
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