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Portland Trail Blazers vs Boston Celtics
NBA Regular Season
POR VS BOS MATCH PREVIEW:
High-flying Portland Trail Blazers host 17-time Champions Boston Celtics in NBA action on Saturday (IST) at Moda Center, Portland.
Portland are 3rd in the Western Conference, while Celtics are sitting 2nd in Eastern Conference, 6 games better than Cleveland Cavaliers who are 3rd in the table. So considering only 10 games remain in the regular season, the Greens can't finish lower than 2nd unless they start losing matches heavily.
Also, they can't aim to win the Western Conference as Toronto Raptors are a massive 5 wins away from Celtics. So Brad Stevens can plan for the NBA playoff which starts from 14th April.
For Portland Trail Blazers, the season has been one of the most successful in their recent history. Nobody expected them to be sitting at 3rd and above the likes of Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs at this stage of the season.
When: Tomorrow, March 24, 07:30 AM IST
Where: Moda Center, Portland
Form of the Team-
Portland Trail Blazers–
Portland Trail Blazers saw their 13 game winning streak stopped by James Harden's Houston Rockets in their last game. That's a big lesson for them ahead of the all-important playoffs when they will be facing the big teams next month.
As a team, Blazers are averaging 106.1 points this season, making them the 15th best team in NBA in 2017-18.
The visitors, on the other hand, have seen their forms dipped in the last two weeks. The Greens have lost four and won four in their last eight games. So that's an unwanted run of form, and has come at the wrong time of the season.
Celtics are averaging 104.3 points this season, and are also racking up rebounds and assist at an average of 44.6 and 22.4 respectively.
Portland Trail Blazers – Win – 44, Loss – 27
Boston Celtics – Win – 48, Loss – 23
Top Performer –
For Portland Trail Blazers-
|Points Per Game||Damian Lillard||26.6|
|Rebounds per Game||Jusuf Nurkic||8.6|
|Assists Per Game||Damian Lillard||6.5|
For Boston Celtics:
|Points Per Game||Kyrie Irving||24.4|
|Rebounds per Game||Al Horford||7.5|
|Assists Per Game||Kyrie Irving||5.1|
POR VS BOS TEAM NEWS:
Portland Trail Blazers:
Portland Trail Blazers are expected to be without Jusuf Nurkic who is suffering from the back injury. Other than him, all players are available for selection.
Al-Farouq Aminu (Forward), Maurice Harkless (Forward), Jusuf Nurkic (Center), C. J. McCollum (Guard), Damian Lillard (Point Guard-Shooting Guard)
Jaylen Brown (Concussion), Gordon Hayward (Ankle injury), Marcus Smart (Finger Injury), Daniel Theis (knee injury), and Kyrie Irving (Knee Injury) all are big doubts for the game.
Al Horford (Forward), Marcus Morris (Forward), Aron Baynes (Center), Jayson Tatum (Guard), Terrie Rozier (Point Guard-Shooting Guard)
Portland Trail Blazers – Damian Lillard, Maurice Harkless
Boston Celtics – Jayson Tatum, Marcus Morris
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Boston Celtics to win the match-
POR VS BOS FANTASY TEAM:
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