The Portland Trail Blazers (32-24) are right back at it after falling to the L.A. Clippers Tuesday night, but now Portland welcomes in the Denver Nuggets (37-20).
Wednesday’s game against the Nuggets will be the second of three meetings between the two this season.
Denver leads the season series, 1-0.
The Nuggets are coming off a double overtime victory behind Nikola Jokic's 47 points, which included a go-ahead 3-pointer late in the second overtime. Denver clawed back to beat Memphis 139-137 Monday night.
The Nuggets were without their two point guards -- Jamal Murray and Monte Morris, and they will be without the two once again against Portland.
The Trail Blazers are -1 point favorites against the Nuggets, odds provided by our partner PointsBet.
POINT SPREAD: -- Trail Blazers: -1 (-105) – Nuggets: +1 (-115)
HOW TO WATCH:
When: Wednesday, April 21
Where: Moda Center | Portland, OR
Start time: 7:00 p.m. PT
TV channel: NBCSNW, the official network of the Portland Trail Blazers
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Derrick Jones Jr. (right hip, contusion) is probable, while Zach Collins (left ankle stress fracture) is out for the Blazers.
For the Nuggets, Jamal Murray (left ACL; injury) and Monte Morris (right hamstring; strain) are out.
Projected starting lineup:
For the Blazers –
- Damian Lillard
- CJ McCollum
- Norman Powell
- Robert Covington
- Jusuf Nurkic
For the Nuggets –
- Aaron Gordon
- Will Barton
- Michael Porter Jr.
- Nikola Jokic
- Facundo Campazzo
What happened last time:
The Trail Blazers fell to the Nuggets, 111-106, back on Feb. 23 in Denver.
In the loss, Damian Lillard led Portland with 25 points, to go along with seven rebounds and 13 assists.
Carmelo Anthony added 24 points, four rebounds, one assist and one block. Melo has scored at least 20 points in three of his last five games against the Nuggets.
Nikola Jokic paced Denver with 41 points, five rebounds, five assists and one steal.