As the Trail Blazers (35-28) continue their six-game road trip Sunday against the Boston Celtics (34-30), Portland is looking for its fourth straight victory.
Sunday’s game against the Celtics will be the final meeting between the two this season.
Boston leads the season series, 1-0.
Over the past three games, Portland and Boston both rank in the top-four in points per game. The Blazers are averaging 130.0 points over their last three games for second in the league, while Boston is averaging 126.0 points for fourth.
The Celtics are 21-12 at home this season.
The Trail Blazers are -1 point favorites against the Celtics on Sunday, odds provided by our partner PointsBet.
POINT SPREAD: -- Trail Blazers: -1 (-110) – Celtics: +1 (-110)
HOW TO WATCH:
When: Sunday, May 2
Where: TD Garden | Boston, Mass.
Start time: 4:30 p.m. PT
TV channel: NBCSNW, the official network of the Portland Trail Blazers
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
The Blazers will be without Zach Collins (left ankle stress fracture).
For the Celtics, Jaylen Brown (right ankle; sprain) is questionable and Kemba Walker (left oblique; strain) is out.
Projected starting lineup:
For the Blazers –
- Damian Lillard
- CJ McCollum
- Norman Powell
- Robert Covington
- Jusuf Nurkic
For the Celtics –
- Jayson Tatum
- Robert Williams III
- Marcus Smart
- Evan Fournier
- Jaylen Brown
What happened last time:
At Moda Center on April 13, Boston narrowly edged out Portland, 116-115 after Jayson Tatum notched 32 points, including a key 3-pointer in the final seconds.
In the loss, Damian Lillard led Portland with 28 points, four rebounds, three assists and one steal.
Carmelo Anthony added 25 points, two rebounds, one assist and one block.
Lillard has scored at least 28 points in each of his last three games against Boston. He has also recorded double-digit assists in three of his last four, including matching a career-high 16 dimes during the NBA restart in Orlando on August 2, 2020.