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How to Watch Blazers vs. Spurs Saturday: TV channel, start time, betting odds

/ by Lindsey Wisniewski
Presented By Toyota of Portland
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After the Trail Blazers held onto a narrow 106-101 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday evening, Portland (38-29) will welcome the San Antonio Spurs (32-34) on the second night of a back-to-back.

Like Friday night’s game in front of 1,939 fans, the Blazers will once again have fans at Moda Center cheering them on as they take on the Spurs.

This is the third and final meeting between the two teams this season. The series is tied at 1-1 with San Antonio coming away with a 125-104 victory on Jan. 18 and Portland with a one-point victory on April 16.

The Spurs snapped a five-game losing streak on Friday with a 113-104 win over the Sacramento Kings. DeMar DeRozan dropped 25 points while Dejounte Murray added 22 points in the San Antonio win. The Spurs are the No. 10 seed in the West and the next few games could decide whether they qualify for the play-in tournament.

As for the Blazers, they are now winners of six of the last seven games and have taken over the No. 6 seed in the West with five games remaining in the regular season. 

 

“We’re heading in the right direction,” CJ McCollum said Friday night. “Five games left to tighten some things up as we get close to the playoffs.”

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The Trail Blazers are 6-point favorites against the Spurs on Saturday, odds provided by our partner PointsBet.

MONEYLINE: -- Trail Blazers: -245 -- Spurs: +195

HOW TO WATCH:

When: Saturday, May 8

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: For the Blazers, Portland F Carmelo Anthony (right ankle, sprain) and F/C Zach Collins (left ankle, stress fracture) are out for tonight's game vs. San Antonio.

For the Spurs, Trey Lyles (right ankle; sprain) and Derrick White (right ankle; sprain) are out.

Projected starting lineup:

For the Blazers – • Damian Lillard • CJ McCollum • Norman Powell • Robert Covington • Jusuf Nurkic 

For the Spurs–  

• DeMar DeRozan • Keldon Johnson • Jakob Poetl • Dejounte Murray • Lonnie Walker

 

What happened last time: 

The last time the Blazers and Spurs met on April 16, CJ McCollum led the way with 29 points while Damian Lillard was sidelined after straining his right hamstring. Norman Powell chipped in with 22 points and Anfernee Simons added 16 points as the Blazers came away with 107-106 victory. The Spurs missed three shots on their final possession.