The Portland Trail Blazers (32-23) will visit the Charlotte Hornets (27-28) Sunday in the second and final meeting between the two this season.
The Trail Blazers lead the season series, 1-0.
Charlotte is looking to end its four-game home skid.
The Hornets are 13-12 at home this season.
Sunday, will be the second straight game for the Trail Blazers without Damian Lillard. Portland is coming off a 107-106 victory over the Spurs Friday. In the win, CJ McCollum notched 29 points and six assists.
The Trail Blazers are -4 point favorites against the Hornets, odds provided by our partner PointsBet.
POINT SPREAD: -- Trail Blazers: -4 (-115) – Hornets: +4 (-105)
HOW TO WATCH:
When: Sunday, April 18
Where: Spectrum Center | Charlotte, NC
Start time: 4:00 p.m. PT
TV channel: NBCSNW, the official network of the Portland Trail Blazers
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
The Blazers will be without Damian Lillard (right hamstring tendinopathy) and Zach Collins (left ankle stress fracture).
For the Hornets, Devonte' Graham (left quad; contusion) and P.J. Washington (right ankle; sprain) are questionable.
LaMelo Ball (right wrist fracture), Nate Darling (right ankle), Gordon Hayward (right foot), and Malik Monk (right ankle) are out for Sunday’s game.
Projected starting lineup:
For the Blazers –
- Damian Lillard
- CJ McCollum
- Norman Powell
- Robert Covington
- Jusuf Nurkic
For the Hornets –
- Terry Rozier
- Cody Martin
- Vernon Carey Jr.
- Miles Bridges
- Jalen McDaniels
What happened last time:
The Trail Blazers defeated the Hornets, 123-111, on March 1 at Moda Center.
In the win, Carmelo Anthony led Portland with a season-high 29 points to go along with three rebounds, two assists, five steals and two blocks.
Melo’s season high and career high in scoring have both come against the Hornets. The Blazers veteran recorded a career-high 62 points against Charlotte on Jan. 24, 2014 while with the New York Knicks.