Will the hobbled Celtics be the start of a new Trail Blazer streak?
A quick look back
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The Houston Rockets snapped the Blazers 13-game winning streak after James Harden scored 42 points and Chris Paul added 22 to take a 115-111 win over the Blazers at Moda Center on Tuesday. In the loss, it was a rough shooting night for Damian Lillard (20 pts) and CJ McCollum (8 pts). The two Blazer guards went 0-for-12 from three-point range.
Portland is now 25-14 at home as the Blazers get set to host the Celtics on Friday.
The game on Friday will start off the Celtics four-game west coast trip. Boston is coming off a 100-99 thrilling win over Oklahoma City after Marcus Morris made a 3-pointer with 1.2 seconds to go in the game to give the Cs the come from behind victory.
Boston holds a 1-0 lead in the season series after the Celtics got a buzzer-beater from Al Horford. Hoford hit a 15-foot fade away jumper just as the buzzer sounded to give the Celtics a 97-96 win on February 4th in Boston...
Yep, the Super Bowl Sunday matinee. As a team, Portland shot just 39.6% from the field.
The Trail Blazers have listed Evan Turner as probable and Jusuf Nurkic as questionable with both players dealing with low back soreness.
For the Celtics, Boston has listed Jaylen Brown (NBA concussion protocol), Gordon Hayward (left ankle rehab),Kyrie Irving (left knee soreness), Marcus Smart (right thumb surgery) and Daniel Theis (left knee surgery) as out vs. the Blazers on Friday.
Current playoff picture
The Blazers are still sitting tight in the 3rd seed in the Western Conference right now. Portland holds a 44-27 overall record and is currently 2 games up on Oklahoma City since both the Blazers and Thunder lost on Tuesday night.
Boston (48-23) sits in the second seed in the Eastern Conference standings and is currently 4.5 games back of the Toronto Raptors for the first spot out East. The Celtics have taken control of that second spot and are now up 6 games on Cleveland.
***The conference standings are up-to-date as of Thursday afternoon before the slate of games tipped off.
Where: Moda Center, Portland OR
Television: NBCS Northwest
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