Phoenix Suns thrashed by Portland Trail Blazers in preseason finale

Oct 10, 2018; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic (27) shoots over Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) during the third quarter at the Moda Center.

Jake Layman scored 28 points for Portland on 10-of-14 shooting, including 5 of 7 from 3-point range as the Trail Blazers rolled to a 116-83 win over the Suns on Wednesday.

Josh Jackson led Phoenix with 13 points and Richaun Holmes added 12.

SUNS: Devin Booker, who underwent hand surgery on Sept. 10 and was expected to miss six weeks, said he’d like to play against the Mavericks in the regular-season opener next week. … No. 1 overall pick Deandre Ayton had nine points and four rebounds in 15 minutes. … Phoenix (2-3) made just 8 of 31 (25.8 percent) from 3-point range.

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