The Portland Trail Blazers (32-24) host the L.A. Clippers (40-19) Tuesday night as the Blazers begin a four-game homestand.
The Blazers are 16-12 at Moda Center this season.
Tuesday’s matchup will be the third and final meeting between Portland and L.A. this season.
The Clippers lead the season series, 2-0.
The Trail Blazers are +7 point underdogs against the Clippers, odds provided by our partner PointsBet.
POINT SPREAD: -- Trail Blazers: +7 (-110) – Clippers: -7 (-110)
HOW TO WATCH:
When: Tuesday, April 20
Where: Moda Center | Portland, OR
Start time: 7:00 p.m. PT
TV channel: TNT
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
The Blazers will be without Damian Lillard (right hamstring tendinopathy), Jusuf Nurkic (right knee, injury management), and Zach Collins (left ankle stress fracture).
For the Clippers, Patrick Beverly (left hand; fourth metacarpal fracture) and Serge Ibaka (lower back; tightness) are out.
Projected starting lineup:
For the Blazers –
- CJ McCollum
- Norman Powell
- Derrick Jones Jr.
- Robert Covington
- Enes Kanter
For the Clippers –
- Reggie Jackson
- Paul George
- Kawhi Leonard
- Marcus Morris Sr.
- Ivica Zubac
What happened last time:
In their last game, the Clippers defeated the Blazers, 133-116, on April 6 at Staples Center.
In the loss, Norman Powell led Portland with 32 points. He also notched four rebounds and one assist.
CJ McCollum added 24 points, three rebounds, six assists and two steals.
McCollum has scored at least 20 points in each of his last seven games against the Clippers, which dates back to Dec. of 2018.
It was Paul George, who paced the Clippers with 36 points, three rebounds and five assists.