Portland Trail Blazers (27-49, 13th in Western Conference) vs. San Antonio Spurs (31-45, 11th in Western Conference)
San Antonio; Friday, 8:30 p.m. EDT
Bottom line: Portland are aiming to end their five-game losing streak with a win over San Antonio.
The Spurs are 21-25 in Western Conference games. San Antonio is sixth in the league, with 11.3 offensive rebounds per game, led by Jakob Poelt averaging 4.0 offensive boards.
The Trail Blazers are 11-35 in conference play. Portland has a 1-5 record in games decided by 3 points or less.
The teams will meet for the third time this season. Spurs won the last matchup 133–96 on 24 March. DeJonte Murray scored 28 points to help lead Spurs to victory.
Top Performers: Murray averages 21.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, 9.3 assists and two stalls for the Spurs. Keldon Johnson averages 20.6 points in the last 10 games for San Antonio.
Anferney Simmons averages 3.1 makes 3-pointers per game for the Trail Blazers, shooting 40.5% from Beyond the Arc, scoring 17.3 points. Drew Eubanks is shooting 69.8% and averaging 17.3 points in the last 10 games for Portland.
Last 10 games: Spurs: 6-4, averaging 114.8 points, 46.9 rebounds, 26.4 assists, 7.2 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 44.2% from the field. Their opponents average 115.3 points per game.
Trail Blazers: 1-9, averaging 108.9 points, 43.3 rebounds, 25.0 assists, 9.3 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 45.2% from the field. His opponents average 124.6 points.
Injuries: Spurs: Romeo Langford: out (hamstring), Doug McDermott: out for the season (ankle).
Trail Blazers: Greg Brown III: Day to Day (Eyes), Nasser Little: Out for Season (Shoulder), Josh Hart: Out (Knee), Jusuf Narkik: Out for Season (Legs), Didi Lauzada: Day To Day (knee) ), Damien Lillard: out for season (abdomen), Trendon Watford: out (knee), Eric Bledsoe: out for season (Achilles), Anferney Simmons: out for season (knee), Joe Ingalls: season Out to (knee), Justice Winslow: Out (calf).
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