Portland visits Washington following Lillard’s 42-point game
Portland Trail Blazers (25-26, 11th in the Western Conference) vs. Washington Wizards (24-26, ninth in the Eastern Conference)
Washington; Friday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Portland plays the Washington Wizards after Damian Lillard scored 42 points in the Trail Blazers’ 122-112 win over the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Wizards are 12-10 on their home court. Washington averages 13.3 turnovers per game and is 9- when it turns the ball over less than its opponents.
The Trail Blazers are 11-15 on the road. Portland averages 14.1 turnovers per game and is 9-4 when turning the ball over less than opponents.
TOP PERFORMERS: Kyle Kuzma is shooting 33.8% from beyond the arc with 2.6 made 3-pointers per game for the Wizards, while averaging 21.8 points, 7.6 rebounds and 3.9 assists. Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 14.7 points and 6.1 rebounds over the last 10 games for Washington.
Lillard is shooting 46.4% and averaging 30.7 points for the Trail Blazers. Anfernee Simons is averaging 3.0 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Portland.
LAST 10 GAMES: Wizards: 7-3, averaging 116.7 points, 46.0 rebounds, 26.3 assists, 6.3 steals and 5.0 blocks per game while shooting 47.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.9 points per game.
Trail Blazers: 6-4, averaging 123.3 points, 38.2 rebounds, 25.2 assists, 5.0 steals and 5.0 blocks per game while shooting 50.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 120.1 points.
INJURIES: Wizards: Anthony Gill: out (health and safety protocols).
Trail Blazers: Justise Winslow: out (ankle), Ibou Badji: out (knee), Jerami Grant: day to day (concussion).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.