The Portland Trail Blazers (34-28) continue their six-game road trip with game No. 3 Friday night against the Brooklyn Nets (43-20).
Friday’s contest against the Nets will be the final meeting between the two.
Brooklyn leads the season series, 1-0.
The Trail Blazers are coming off blowout victories over the shorthanded Indiana Pacers and the physical Memphis Grizzlies, while the Nets are looking for their fifth straight victory Friday, but they'll be shorthanded.
Portland is -2 point favorites against Brooklyn on Friday, odds provided by our partner PointsBet.
POINT SPREAD: -- Trail Blazers: -2 (-110) – Nets: +2 (-110)
HOW TO WATCH:
When: Friday, April 30
Where: | Brooklyn, NY
Start time: 5:00 p.m. PT
TV channel: NBCSNW, the official network of the Portland Trail Blazers
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Portland will be without Zach Collins (left ankle stress fracture).
The Nets have listed Kevin Durant (left hamstring – injury management), Nicolas Claxton (health and safety protocols), Bruce Brown (knee), Spencer Dinwiddie (right knee), James Harden (right hamstring), and Chris Chiozza (right hand) as OUT.
Projected starting lineup:
For the Blazers –
- Damian Lillard
- CJ McCollum
- Norman Powell
- Robert Covington
- Jusuf Nurkic
For the Nets –
- Kyrie Irving
- Jeff Green
- Joe Harris
- Blake Griffin
- Landry Shamet
What happened last time:
Brooklyn won the first regular season matchup, 116-112, on March 23 in Portland.
In the loss, Damian Lillard led the Blazers with 22 points, three rebounds and nine assists, while James Harden paced Brooklyn with 25 points and seven rebounds. He also tied a career high in assists with 17.
For the Nets, Jeff Green added 20 points. Green has scored 20+ points in each of his last two games against the Blazers.
During the 2019-20 season, Lillard averaged 51.0 points over two games against Brooklyn, his highest average against any team last season.