The Portland Trail Blazers (31-21) will conclude their three-game homestand on Tuesday when they welcome in the Boston Celtics (28-26).
Tuesday’s contest against the Celtics will be the first of two meetings between Portland and Boston this season. The final game will be played on May 2.
Boston took the season series last season, 2-0.
Five of the last six games between the two have been decided by six points or fewer.
Tuesday, the Blazers are -1.5 point favorites against the Celtics, odds provided by our partner PointsBet.
POINT SPREAD: -- Trail Blazers: -1.5 (-110) – Celtics: +1.5 (-110)
HOW TO WATCH:
When: Tuesday, April 13
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:
The Blazers will be without Zach Collins (left ankle stress fracture).
For the Celtics, Evan Fournier (health and safety protocols) is out.
Projected starting lineup:
For the Blazers –
- Damian Lillard
- CJ McCollum
- Norman Powell
- Robert Covington
- Jusuf Nurkic
For the Celtics –
- Kemba Walker
- Marcus Smart
- Jaylen Brown
- Jayson Tatum
- Robert Williams
What happened last time:
In their last meeting in the Orlando Bubble on Aug. 2, the Celtics defeated the Blazers, 128-124, after Boston had held a 24-point lead.
That was Jusuf Nurkic’s second game back from injury last season. He scored a season-high 30 points on 12-of-20 shooting to go along with nine rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block against the Celtics.