Portland faces conference rival Houston

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Saturday, March 26, 2022

Houston Rockets (19-55, 15th in the Western Conference) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (27-46, 12th in the Western Conference)

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

LINE: Trail Blazers -3.5; over/under is 232.5

BOTTOM LINE: Anfernee Simons and the Portland Trail Blazers host Christian Wood and the Houston Rockets in Western Conference action.

The Trail Blazers are 11-32 in conference play. Portland averages 13.4 turnovers per game and is 12-16 when it has fewer turnovers than its opponents.

The Rockets have gone 10-37 against Western Conference opponents. Houston allows 117.9 points to opponents and has been outscored by 9.0 points per game.

The teams play for the fourth time this season. In the last matchup on March 26 the Rockets won 125-106 led by 23 points from Jalen Green, while Trendon Watford scored 19 points for the Trail Blazers.

TOP PERFORMERS: Simons is shooting 44.3% and averaging 17.3 points for the Trail Blazers. Josh Hart is averaging 2.7 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Portland.

Wood is averaging 18 points and 10.1 rebounds for the Rockets. Green is averaging 17.8 points and 3.3 assists over the last 10 games for Houston.


INJURIES: Trail Blazers: Nassir Little: out for season (shoulder), Josh Hart: out for season (knee), 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), Justise Winslow: out (calf).

Rockets: None listed.


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