The Portland Trail Blazers will look to avoid starting a losing streak today when they host the Denver Nuggets, winners of five consecutive games and six of their last seven.
Denver (35-25) is in sixth place in the Western Conference with a slight lead over Minnesota (32-29). So, the Nuggets will be highly motivated to make easy work of the Blazers, who have all but packed it in. The top six teams make the playoffs outright.
Portland, for the moment, sits in 10th place, the final spot for a play-in berth. But that could change very soon given that the Blazers will spend at least the next four weeks without center Jusuf Nurkic (plantar fasciitis).
New Orleans (24-36) is in 11th.
Portland, which won four consecutive games leading into the All-Star break, lost 132-95 to Golden State on Thursday.
PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS VS. DENVER NUGGETS
What: Trail Blazers (25-35) vs. Nuggets (35-25), 6 p.m., Sunday.
Where: Moda Center.
Radio: Rip City Radio (KPOJ 620 AM).
TV channel: Root Sports Plus (in Portland: Comcast 1253, DirecTV 687-1).
Watch the game live online: You can watch this game live for FREE with fuboTV (free trial). You can also get this game on DirecTV Stream’s “CHOICE” package (promotional offers), if you are out of fuboTV trials, or simply prefer that platform and their pricing plans. If you already have a cable or satellite provider that carries Root Sports and want to watch online, you can watch this game live on Root Sports Live.
Moneyline: POR +273 | DEN -345
Spread: DEN -8 | Over/Under: 226.5
Blazers: Greg Brown III (non-COVID illness) and Justise Winslow (right Achilles; soreness) are questionable; Eric Bledsoe (left Achilles; tendinopathy), Joe Ingles (left knee recovery), Damian Lillard (core muscle recovery), Nassir Little (left shoulder recovery), Didi Louzada (left knee recovery) and Jusuf Nurkic (left foot; plantar fasciitis) are out.
Nuggets: Zeke Nnaji (bilateral knee; soreness) is questionable; Vlatko Cancar (right foot; surgery), Jamal Murray (left knee; injury recovery) and Michael Porter Jr. (lumbar spine; surgery) are out.
The Blazers start a four-game trip Wednesday at Phoenix then travel to Minnesota for two games before finishing up at Utah.
— Aaron Fentress | [email protected] | @AaronJFentress (Twitter), @AaronJFentress (Instagram), @AaronFentress (Facebook).
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