Portland Trail Blazers (17-24) vs Brooklyn Nets (11-28)
Friday, January 15
Barclays Center | 4:30 p.m. PST
Portland Injury Report:
Moe Harkless (Knee – Probable) | Brooklyn Injury Report:Jarrett Jack (Out – Knee), Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (Out – Ankle), Chris McCullough(Knee – Questionable), Willie Reed (Personal – Out)
SBN Affiliate: Nets Daily | Blazer’s Edge Night 2016
The Portland Trail Blazers (17-24) head east to face the Brooklyn Nets (11-28) at the Barclays Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 4:30 PST. Tonight’s game is the first of a three game road trip for the Blazers after a five game homestand.
The Portland Trail Blazers have an opportunity to build a bit of momentum before beginning a season-high homestand. The Brooklyn Nets are just hoping their first home win in over a month helps get the ball rolling.
While the Trail Blazers try to take advantage of a pivotal stretch starting Friday night in Brooklyn, the Nets seek their first winning streak since mid-December.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for another victory after winning six of their last 10 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 101.2 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 102.6 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 24.7 points and 7.1 assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 20.8 points and 3.7 rebounds. Al-Farouq Aminu is dishing 1.6 assists and Mason Plumlee is grabbing 7.9 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The Trail Blazers are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 12 turnovers per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost seven of their last 10 road games.
The Brooklyn Nets are desperate for a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 95.6 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 102.4 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 19.7 points and 8.5 rebounds while Thaddeus Young is averaging 15.6 points and 1.6 assists. Joe Johnson is grabbing four rebounds and Shane Larkin is dishing 3.8 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Nets are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.2 turnovers per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost 10 of their last 11 home games.
The Trail Blazers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a losing home record. The Nets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 vs. Western Conference. The home team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.