Portland faces Golden State, looks to end road skid

Posted12/7/2021 7:00 AM

Portland Trail Blazers (11-14, 10th in the Western Conference) vs. Golden State Warriors (20-4, first in the Western Conference)

San Francisco; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EST


BOTTOM LINE: Portland will aim to break its four-game road losing streak when the Trail Blazers take on Golden State.

The Warriors are 11-3 in conference games. Golden State scores 113.6 points while outscoring opponents by 13.0 points per game.

The Trail Blazers are 6-10 against Western Conference opponents. Portland is fifth in the Western Conference shooting 34.9% from downtown. Keljin Blevins paces the Trail Blazers shooting 66.7% from 3-point range.

The two teams play for the second time this season. The Warriors defeated the Trail Blazers 118-103 in their last matchup on Nov. 27. Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 32 points, and Anfernee Simons led the Trail Blazers with 19 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Curry is averaging 27.7 points, 5.6 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 1.8 steals for the Warriors. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 19.5 points over the last 10 games for Golden State.

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Damian Lillard is shooting 39.7% and averaging 21.5 points for the Trail Blazers. CJ McCollum is averaging 2.8 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Portland.

LAST 10 GAMES: Warriors: 8-2, averaging 111.4 points, 45.1 rebounds, 28.6 assists, 9.6 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 48.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 99.1 points per game.

Trail Blazers: 4-6, averaging 108.0 points, 40.7 rebounds, 22.4 assists, 7.4 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 45.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.3 points.

INJURIES: Warriors: Klay Thompson: out (right achilles), Andre Iguodala: out (knee), James Wiseman: out (knee).

Trail Blazers: Anfernee Simons: out (ankle), Damian Lillard: out (abdominal), CJ McCollum: out (ribs), Nassir Little: out (ankle).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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