Golden State Warriors vs Portland Trail Blazers Predictions, Odds, Picks
- The Golden State Warriors have a firm grip on 2nd in the Western Conference!
- After some big moves, the Portland Trail Blazers sit 10th in the West!
- The Warriors have won their last two meetings with the Trail Blazers.
Golden State Warriors vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds
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Head-to-Head: Golden State Warriors vs Portland Trail Blazers
|Golden State Warriors ||Head-to-Head||Portland Trail Blazers |
|Steve Kerr||Head Coach||Chuancey Billups|
|42-17 (2nd in West)||Standing||25-34 (10th in West)|
|111.8 (11th of 30)||Off Rtg||110.2 (20th of 30)|
|104.8 (1st of 30)||Def Rtg||114.2 (27th of 30)|
|98.6 (13th of 30)||Pace||97.9 (16th of 30)|
Leaders (Per Game)
|S. Curry (25.8)||PPG||D. Lillard (24.0)|
|D. Green (7.6)||RPG||J. Nurkic (11.1)|
|D. Green (7.4)||APG||D. Lillard (7.3)|
|S. Curry, D. Green, G. Payton II (1.4)||SPG||J. Nurkic (1.1)|
|D. Green (1.2)||BPG||N. Little (0.9)|
|G. Payton II (.619)/S. Curry (8.4)||FG%/FGM||T. Watford (.590)/D. Lillard (7.7)|
|S. Curry (4.6)/A. Wiggins (.414)||3P%/3PM||A. Simons (.400)/J. Hart (3.7)|
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|James Wiseman||Golden State Warriors||1 Nov 2021||Out (Knee)||Wiseman has been cleared to participate in practice and is expected to return to the lineup on March 1st.|
|Draymond Green||Golden State Warriors||21 Feb 2021||Out (Back)||Green is hoping to return in 3-4 weeks.|
|Andre Iguodala||Golden State Warriors||17 Feb 2021||Day to Day (Back)||Iguodala was OUT for Golden State’s Wednesday (Feb 16) game.|
|Damian Lillard||Portland Trail Blazers||13 Jan 2022||Out (Abdominal)||Lillard underwent surgery and will be re-evaluated at a future point.|
|Didi Louzada||Portland Trail Blazers||25 Jan 2022||Out (Knee)||Louzada suffered a torn meniscus and there is no timetable for his return.|
|Joe Ingles||Portland Trail Blazers||31 Jan 2022||Out (Knee)||Ingles suffered a torn ACL and will be out for the season.|
|Nassir Little||Portland Trail Blazers||31 Jan 2022||Out (Shoulder)||Little will undergo shoulder surgery and miss the remainder of the season.|
|Keon Johnson||Portland Trail Blazers||8 Feb 2022||Out (Ankle)||Johnson will be out for a couple of weeks, according to official Trail Blazers news.|
|Eric Bledsoe||Portland Trail Blazers||17 Feb 2022||Day to Day (Ankles)||Bledsoe did not play in Portland’s Wednesday (Feb 16) game.|
How can the Warriors beat the Blazers?
The Golden State Warriors are in excellent form as they enter the second phase of the regular season. When they take on the Blazers, Golden State must find good opportunities for their shooters.
The Warriors live and die by their ability to make shots. Not a power team by any means, the Warriors make 15.5 three-pointers in victories versus 11.9 in losses. Their shooting also coincides with their assist rate, as they drop 28.5 dimes in wins versus 23.9 in losses.
Without Draymond Green, Golden State’s playmaking is significantly weakened. With the way they move the ball, Golden State can’t be complacent in their off-ball movement if they want to beat the Blazers.
Warriors Key Player: (G-F) Klay Thompson
Andrew Wiggins rejects Nikola Jokic, which leads to a Klay Thompson triple ?pic.twitter.com/9PFzfiI1p5
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) February 17, 2022
Golden State Warriors mainstay Klay Thompson continues to make strides toward his past form as an All-NBA talent. As the second phase of the season comes together, Thompson’s progress will be key to the Warriors’ playoff success.
Despite participating in just 16 games so far this season, Thompson hasn’t been shy in his return. The Warriors guard is averaging 17.1 points on 41.8% shooting from the field while converting on 2.9 threes per game at a 37.4% clip.
Thompson’s efficiency has been a rollercoaster to say the least, but that’s to be expected after two years out due to injury. Against a defence-averse team like the Portland Trail Blazers, Thompson may be in the perfect situation to test his limits.
How can the Trail Blazers beat the Warriors?
There are many questions around the Trail Blazers and their future. However in the present, they must use their advantage in the paint to take down the trigger-happy Warriors.
The Trail Blazers haven’t found much success this season, but when they do it is when they can control the glass. With big bodies like Nurkic in the paint, Portland always have a target to dump the ball off to in the paint.
Averaging 46.0 rebounds in victories versus 42.7 in losses is all you need to see from Portland. With their star pair of Lillard and McCollum no longer together, Portland must shoot the ball efficiently and be relentless when pursuing second opportunities.
Trail Blazers Key Player: (C) Jusuf Nurkic
Jusuf Nurkic score 32 points Highlights vs Memphis Grizzlies! February 16, 2022 pic.twitter.com/BwooOnXjY6
— NBA BASKETBALL (@DejoseMark) February 17, 2022
As the Portland Trail Blazers navigate a new direction, Jusuf Nurkic is the last of their veteran core left to lead the team. When Portland comes up against Golden State, Nurkic must take advantage of his size.
Right before the All-Star break, Nurkic put up one of his best performances of the season. The Bosnian big man posted 32 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 assists on 12 of 17 shooting from the field.
Against a Warriors team that plays small, Nurkic must take advantage of his size and finishing ability. If he can continue to get to the free throw line, Nurkic may just lead Portland to another victory.
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How to Watch Golden State Warriors vs Portland Trail Blazers
|Golden State Warriors vs Portland Trail Blazers Information|
|Who||Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trail Blazers|
|Where||Moda Center, Portland, Oregon|
|When||10:00 PM EST, February 24th, 2022|
|How to Watch||TNT|
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Christian Jope is a writer, social media strategist, and data analyst. A Queen’s University Alumni, Christian is an author and social media strategist with Raptors Cage, while also working closely with MLSE and Canada Basketball through community-driven events.
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