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How to Watch Blazers vs. Cavaliers Wednesday: TV channel, start time, betting odds

/ by Jamie Hudson
Presented By Toyota of Portland
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The Trail Blazers (36-29) conclude their six-game road trip Wednesday as they visit the Cleveland Cavaliers (21-44).

Wednesday’s contest against the Cavaliers will be the final meeting between the two this season.

Portland leads the season series, 1-0.

Cleveland is currently riding a seven-game losing streak with its most recent loss coming on Tuesday night against the Phoenix Suns. It took overtime, but Phoenix took over in OT for a 134-118 victory.

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The Trail Blazers are -12 point favorites against the Cavs on Wednesday, odds provided by our partner PointsBet.

POINT SPREAD: -- Trail Blazers: -12 (-110) – Cavaliers: +12 (-110) 

 

HOW TO WATCH:

When: Wednesday, May 5

Where: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse | Cleveland, OH

Start time: 4:30 p.m. PT

TV channel: NBCSNW, the official network of the Portland Trail Blazers 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

Injuries:

Damian Lillard (left foot, contusion) is probable, while Norman Powell (right knee, patellar tendinopathy) is questionable and Zach Collins (left ankle, stress fracture) is out for Wednesday’s contest.

For Cleveland, Isaiah Hartenstein (head; concussion) is probable, Matthew Dellavedova (neck), Darius Garland (left ankle), Larry Nance Jr. (right thumb), Taurean Prince (left ankle), Lamar Stevens (head; concussion) and Dylan Windler (left knee) are out.

Projected starting lineup:

For the Blazers –

  • Damian Lillard
  • CJ McCollum
  • Norman Powell
  • Robert Covington
  • Jusuf Nurkic

For the Cavs –  

  • Kevin Love
  • Cedi Osman
  • Isaac Okoro
  • Jarrett Allen
  • Collin Sexton 

What happened last time:

The Blazers defeated the Cavaliers, 129-110, at Moda Center back on February 12.

In the win, Carmelo Anthony scored 23 points to go along with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block off the bench.

 

Melo has scored at least 20 points in four of his last five appearances against Cleveland. In 40 career games against the Cavs, Anthony has scored 20-plus points 23 times.

It was Collin Sexton who led Cleveland with 25 points. He also recorded three rebounds, five assists and two steals.

Sexton has scored in double-figures in each of his four career games against the Blazers.