The Portland Trail Blazers (31-21) host the Miami Heat (27-25) Sunday in the second leg of a back-to-back.
The Blazers are coming off a 118-103 victory over the Pistons behind Damian Lillard’s 27 points and Enes Kanter’s 24 points and franchise record 30-rebound-performance.
Portland was without Jusuf Nurkic against Detroit due to injury management.
Following Saturday’s win over the Pistons, Blazers head coach Terry Stotts gave his thoughts on Sunday’s matchup, saying, “[The Heat are] a tough team. The way they play, you know, we didn’t have Nurk, we didn’t have Norman [Powell]. So, both teams have guys that didn’t play in that game. [Goran] Dragic didn’t play, but they’ve changed their team a little bit, but their style of play at both ends hasn’t changed.”
The Blazers are +1 point underdogs against the Heat, odds provided by our partner PointsBet.
-- Trail Blazers: +1 (-115) -- Heat: -1 (-105)
HOW TO WATCH:
When: Sunday, April 11
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 have listed Zach Collins (left ankle stress fracture) as OUT.
For the Heat, Gabe Vincent (right knee; soreness) is probable; Tyler Herro (right foot; soreness) is questionable; Victor Oladipo (right knee; soreness) and KZ Okpala (health and safety protocols) are out.
Projected starting lineup:
For the Blazers –
- Damian Lillard
- CJ McCollum
- Norman Powell
- Robert Covington
- Jusuf Nurkic
For the Heat –
- Kendrick Nunn
- Jimmy Butler
- Trevor Ariza
- Duncan Robinson
- Bam Adebayo
What happened last time:
The Trail Blazers won the first game between the two teams, back on March 24 with a 125-122 victory.
In the win, CJ McCollum led the Trail Blazers with 35 points, one rebound, eight assists and one block. Tyler Herro paced the Heat with 29 points, four rebounds, eight assists and one steal.