Houston visits Portland on 11-game road slide

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Thursday, March 24, 2022

Houston Rockets (18-55, 15th in the Western Conference) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (27-45, 12th in the Western Conference)

Portland, Oregon; Friday, 10 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Houston will look to stop its 11-game road losing streak when the Rockets take on Portland.

The Trail Blazers are 11-31 against Western Conference opponents. Portland allows 114.5 points and has been outscored by 7.3 points per game.

The Rockets are 9-37 against conference opponents. Houston gives up 118.1 points to opponents and has been outscored by 9.4 points per game.

The two teams match up for the third time this season. The Trail Blazers defeated the Rockets 125-110 in their last matchup on Jan. 29. Anfernee Simons led the Trail Blazers with 27 points, and Christian Wood led the Rockets with 21 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Simons is shooting 40.5% from beyond the arc with 3.1 made 3-pointers per game for the Trail Blazers, while averaging 17.3 points and 3.9 assists. Brandon Williams is averaging 16.5 points over the last 10 games for Portland.

Kevin Porter Jr. is shooting 36.8% from beyond the arc with 2.3 made 3-pointers per game for the Rockets, while averaging 13.9 points and 5.9 assists. Jalen Green is averaging 17.9 points and 3.7 assists over the past 10 games for Houston.

LAST 10 GAMES: Trail Blazers: 2-8, averaging 106.1 points, 41.8 rebounds, 21.8 assists, 7.8 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 43.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 125.5 points per game.

Rockets: 3-7, averaging 110.7 points, 41.5 rebounds, 24.6 assists, 6.8 steals and 5.0 blocks per game while shooting 47.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 118.7 points.

INJURIES: Trail Blazers: Nassir Little: out for season (shoulder), Josh Hart: out (knee), Greg Brown III: day to day (ankle), Jusuf Nurkic: out (foot), Didi Louzada: out (kne), Damian Lillard: out for season (abdominal), Eric Bledsoe: out (achilles), Anfernee Simons: out (knee), Joe Ingles: out for season (knee).

Rockets: None listed.

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