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How to Watch Blazers vs. Grizzlies Sunday: TV channel, start time, betting odds

/ by Jamie Hudson
Presented By Toyota of Portland
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It's a matinee game between the Trail Blazers (32-27) and Memphis Grizzlies (30-28) Sunday.

Portland is looking to snap a five-game home skid. 

This will be the second of three meetings between Portland and Memphis this season. All three matchups come within a four-game span. The final regular season contest between the two will be in Memphis on April 28.

The Grizzlies lead the season series, 1-0.

Get ready to see a lot of offensive boards.

Memphis and Portland average the most second chance points in the NBA, at 15.3 and 15.1 per game respectively. The Grizzlies collect the second most offensive rebounds with 11.1, while the Trail Blazers are tied for fourth with 10.7.

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The Trail Blazers are -4 point favorites against the Grizzlies on Sunday, odds provided by our partner PointsBet.

POINT SPREAD: -- Trail Blazers: -4 (-110) – Grizzlies: +4 (-110) 

HOW TO WATCH:

When: Sunday, April 25

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:

Injuries:

The Blazers have listed Derrick Jones Jr. (right hip, contusion) as questionable, while Zach Collins (left ankle stress fracture) is out.

11:40am UPDATE" For the Grizzlies, Jonas Valanciunas (concussion protocol) is available. 

Jaren Jackson Jr. (left knee; return from injury management) is out vs. the Blazers Sunday.

Projected starting lineup:

For the Blazers –

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

For the Grizzlies –

  • Ja Morant
  • Grayson Allen
  • Kyle Anderson
  • Dillon Brooks
  • Xavier Tillman

What happened last time:

Friday, the Grizzlies edged out the Trail Blazers, 130-128.

It was Portland’s third consecutive loss by two or fewer points.

 

After starting 0-for-6 from the field, Damian Lillard led Portland with 27 points on 8-of-22 shooting. He also notched three rebounds and five assists, while Ja Morant led Memphis with 33 points.

Lillard has scored at least 20 points in each of his last six games against the Grizzlies.

In Friday’s loss, Jusuf Nurkic added a season-high 26 points and a season-high 17 rebounds. It was his eighth career game with 25 plus points and 15 plus boards.

Playoff implications

And as we inch closer to the NBA playoffs, Sunday's game will also feature a playoff-clinching scenario for the Utah Jazz. Should Portland lose vs. Memphis, the Utah Jazz will lock in a spot in the postseason.