The Trail Blazers (33-28) and Memphis Grizzlies (31-29) meet again Wednesday as the two continue to battle for playoff positioning out West.
Wednesday’s game against the Grizzlies will mark the regular season series conclusion between the two.
Memphis leads the series 2-0, with all three meetings coming in the span of one week.
The Grizzlies are the top team in the Western Conference in points in the paint, averaging 56.3, while starting center Jonas Valanciunas leads Memphis with 12.7 points in the paint per game.
The Trail Blazers are +1 point underdogs against the Grizzlies on Wednesday, odds provided by our partner PointsBet.
POINT SPREAD: -- Trail Blazers: +1 (-110) – Grizzlies: -1 (-110)
HOW TO WATCH:
When: Wednesday, April 28
Where: FedEx Forum | Memphis, Tennessee
Start time: 6:00 p.m. PT
TV channel: NBCSNW, the official network of the Portland Trail Blazers
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
The Blazers have listed Zach Collins (left ankle stress fracture) as out.
The Grizzlies have no injuries to report for Wednesday's game.
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
- Jonas Valanciunas
What happened last time:
Memphis defeated Portland, 120-113, on April 25 at Moda Center in their most recent matchup. That was after the Grizzlies just edged the Blazers, 130-128, two days prior.
In the April 25th loss, CJ McCollum paced Portland with 27 points to go along with two rebounds and three assists, while Ja Morant led Memphis with 28 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Over 22 career appearances against the Grizzlies, McCollum has scored 480 total points. If he scores at least 20 points on Wednesday, it will be the first time McCollum reaches 500 career points against any opposing team.
In the latest victory over the Blazers, Jonas Valanciunas had 21 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and two steals. It was his 41st double-double of the season.