Portland Trail Blazers vs Golden State Warriors Predictions, Odds, Picks
- With their four-game winning streak ended, Portland look to take one from the top of the Western Conference.
- The Warriors look to continue their dominance, having lost just one game to Western Conference rivals.
- The Trail Blazers won last year’s series against the Warriors, 2-1.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Golden State Warriors Odds
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|Portland Trail Blazers||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|Golden State Warriors||TBA||TBA||TBA|
Portland Trail Blazers vs Golden State Warriors Predictions and Picks
It’s always an exciting matchup when two of the best point guards in the NBA, Stephen Curry and Damian Lillard, lead their teams against each other. The Warriors’ excellent ball movement should earn them a win over Portland’s shaky defence.
Golden State Warriors def. Portland Trail Blazers
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Head-to-Head: Portland Trail Blazers vs Golden State Warriors
|Portland Trail Blazers||Head-to-Head||Golden State Warriors |
|Chauncey Billups||Head Coach||Steve Kerr|
|10-9 (6th in West)||Standing||15-2 (1st in West)|
|112.8 (4th of 30)||Off Rtg||113.5 (2nd of 30)|
|111.1 (26th of 30)||Def Rtg||100.5 (1st of 30)|
|97.9 (18th of 30)||Pace||99.9 (6th of 30)|
Leaders (Per Game)
|D. Lillard (21.8)||PPG||S. Curry (28.4)|
|J. Nurkic (10.9)||RPG||D. Green (7.9)|
|D. Lillard (7.9)||APG||D. Green (7.6)|
|J. Nurkic (1.3)||SPG||S. Curry (1.7)|
|R. Covington (1.2)||BPG||D. Green (0.9)|
|C. Zeller (.588)/C. McCollum (8.1)||FG%/FGM||G. Payton II (.696)/S. Curry (9.1)|
|N. Powell (.429)/C. McCollum (3.4)||3P%/3PM||G. Payton II (.474)/S. Curry (5.4)|
|James Wiseman||Golden State Warriors||1 Nov 2021||Out (Knee)||Wiseman has been cleared to participate n full practices, but there is no timetable for his return.|
|Klay Thompson||Golden State Warriors||21 Nov 2021||Out (Right Achilles)||Thompson has been cleared to be a full participant in practices, but there is no timetable for his return.|
|Andre Iguodala||Golden State Warriors||23 Nov 2021||Out (Knee)||Iguodala missed Memphis’ Wednesday (Nov 24) game.|
How can the Trail Blazers beat the Warriors?
The sample size is small, but the Trail Blazers need to draw everything they can from Golden State’s only two losses on the season to find a path to victory.
In losses, the Warriors shot just 38.5% from the field. Their discipline showed through though, as the Warriors assisted on an average of 30 of their 38.5 made field goals in losses.
Portland have the offensive firepower to challenge the Warriors, but they are weak defensively. Focusing on limiting the break and forcing one-on-one play will be Portland’s best chance at victory.
Trail Blazers Key Player: (G) Damian Lillard
Early Logo Lillard sighting in Sacramento!
— NBA (@NBA) November 25, 2021
The Portland Trail Blazers are coming off of a disappointing victory against the Sacramento Kings. Despite a big game from Lillard, the Trail Blazers didn’t have enough to stave off the Western Conference bottom-feeders.
Lillard is coming off of a night where he posted 32 points, 10 assists, and 6 rebounds in 40 minutes of play. While he wasn’t very efficient from the field, he was 15 of 16 from the free throw line.
Portland’s issues stem from the defensive end and at the point of attack. If Lillard is unwilling to buckle down at the point of attack, he’ll never score enough to make up the difference.
How can the Warriors beat the Trail Blazers?
The Golden State Warriors are excellent on both ends of the court. When they face the Trail Blazers, they need to take advantage of Portland’s one-way play.
In Portland’s recent loss to the Sacramento Kings they were solid on offence, but allowed their opponent to shoot 52.3% from the field. It wasn’t the three-point line that created issues, but Portland’s inability to keep pace with the Kings.
Golden State are no strangers to playing with pace, so getting all players involved early could spell an early night for Portland.
Warriors Key Player: (F) Juan Toscano-Anderson
— NBA (@NBA) November 25, 2021
The Golden State Warriors seem like the perfectly trained basketball team. They act as a unit on both ends of the ball, with Juan Toscano-Anderson being a perfect representative of their philosophy.
Toscano-Anderson is an understated player, but he does everything with great effort and efficiency. He is coming off of a game where he posted 13 points on 6 of 6 shooting from the field, all while collecting 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 blocks, and a steal.
He’ll never be a top scorer, but Toscano-Anderson is more than willing to buy into Kerr’s gameplan completely. As the Trail Blazers’ eyes will be on the likes of Curry, Green, and Poole, Toscano-Anderson and the Warriors supporting cast will be crucial to keeping the offence going.
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How to Watch Portland Trail Blazers vs Golden State Warriors
|Portland Trail Blazers vs Golden State Warriors Information|
|Teams||Portland Trail Blazers vs. Golden State Warriors|
|Location||Chase Center, San Francisco, California|
|Time||10:00 PM EST, November 26th, 2021|
|How to Watch||NBC Sports Bay Area, Root Sports Plus|
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