Dwight Howard got off to a blazing start, went off in the first quarter, and kept it going in the second quarter, but cooled off and got into foul trouble after the break, finishing with 32 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks in Wednesday's Game 2 loss to the Blazers.
Jason Richardson (knee, foot) suffered a stress fracture to his right foot and he will be out indefinitely.
Larry Sanders took part in a portion of contact practice on Saturday and is building towards playing in the opener.
Victor Oladipo is expected to miss one month of the season due to his facial fracture.
X-rays confirmed Rudy Gay did not suffer a facial fracture from Friday's game.
Derrick Favors (knee) is not practicing on Saturday.
Rodney Stuckey (foot) said he hasn't done on-court work lately and is unsure if he'll be ready to start the season.
Michael Carter-Williams (shoulder) is expected to scrimmage on Nov. 6.
David West (ankle) did not practice on Saturday.
George Hill (knee contusion) said he wont' know for a couple days if he'll be ready for the opener on Wednesday.
Brook Lopez (foot) did not practice on Saturday.
Perry Jones III (knee) and Andre Roberson (ankle) did not practice on Saturday.