Washington visits Portland after Lillard’s 40-point showing

February 14, 2023 GMT

Washington Wizards (26-30, 10th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (28-29, 11th in the Western Conference)

Portland, Oregon; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Trail Blazers -3.5; over/under is 235

BOTTOM LINE: Portland takes on the Washington Wizards after Damian Lillard scored 40 points in the Portland Trail Blazers’ 127-115 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Trail Blazers have gone 16-13 in home games. Portland is ninth in the Western Conference scoring 115.1 points while shooting 48.3% from the field.

The Wizards are 12-18 in road games. Washington averages 13.4 turnovers per game and is 9-8 when turning the ball over less than opponents.

The teams play for the second time this season. The Trail Blazers won the last meeting 124-116 on Feb. 4, with Anfernee Simons scoring 33 points in the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Lillard averages 4.0 made 3-pointers per game for the Trail Blazers, scoring 30.4 points while shooting 36.9% from beyond the arc. Simons is averaging 21.2 points and 4.1 assists over the last 10 games for Portland.


Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 22.1 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks for the Wizards. Kyle Kuzma is averaging 16.4 points, 6.1 rebounds and four assists over the past 10 games for Washington.

LAST 10 GAMES: Trail Blazers: 6-4, averaging 122.4 points, 36.1 rebounds, 24.3 assists, 4.6 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 50.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 123.1 points per game.

Wizards: 6-4, averaging 117.6 points, 42.9 rebounds, 26.1 assists, 7.3 steals and 5.9 blocks per game while shooting 50.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.3 points.

INJURIES: Trail Blazers: Jusuf Nurkic: out (calf), Justise Winslow: out (ankle), Ibou Badji: out (knee), Jerami Grant: out (concussion).

Wizards: Kyle Kuzma: out (ankle).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.