Trail Blazers

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

/ by Jamie Hudson
Presented By Toyota of Portland
Trail Blazers

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.”

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The Blazers are +1 point underdogs against the Heat, odds provided by our partner PointsBet.

POINT SPREAD:

 -- 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:

Injuries:  

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.

Quick links:

Enes Kanter got a rebounding record but Nassir Little won a new position in Blazers rotation 

Dame passes Joe Johnson for 12th on NBA's career three-pointers list

Gary Trent Jr. applying what he learned from Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum with Raptors