Portland visits New Orleans on 3-game road slide

April 6, 2022 GMT

Portland Trail Blazers (27-52, 13th in the Western Conference) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (35-44, ninth in the Western Conference)

New Orleans; Thursday, 8 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Portland will look to end its three-game road losing streak when the Trail Blazers take on New Orleans.

The Pelicans are 24-25 in Western Conference games. New Orleans is 22-28 in games decided by at least 10 points.

The Trail Blazers are 11-38 in conference matchups. Portland is 11-38 in games decided by at least 10 points.

The teams meet for the third time this season. The Pelicans won 117-107 in the last meeting on March 31. CJ McCollum led the Pelicans with 25 points, and Drew Eubanks led the Trail Blazers with 21 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jonas Valanciunas is averaging 17.9 points and 11.6 rebounds for the Pelicans. McCollum is averaging 2.4 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for New Orleans.


Anfernee Simons is scoring 17.3 points per game with 2.6 rebounds and 3.9 assists for the Trail Blazers. Ben McLemore is averaging 17.3 points and 1.9 rebounds while shooting 44.2% over the last 10 games for Portland.

LAST 10 GAMES: Pelicans: 7-3, averaging 114.3 points, 46.0 rebounds, 23.7 assists, 9.9 steals and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 47.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.9 points per game.

Trail Blazers: 1-9, averaging 105.2 points, 42.0 rebounds, 24.3 assists, 10.3 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 43.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 120.9 points.

INJURIES: Pelicans: Kira Lewis Jr.: out for season (knee), Zion Williamson: out (foot), Jonas Valanciunas: day to day (ankle).

Trail Blazers: Nassir Little: out for season (shoulder), Josh Hart: out (knee), Jusuf Nurkic: out for season (foot), Damian Lillard: out for season (abdominal), Trendon Watford: out (knee), Eric Bledsoe: out for season (achilles), Brandon Williams: day to day (quad), Anfernee Simons: out for season (knee), Joe Ingles: out for season (knee), Justise Winslow: out (calf).


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