The Portland Trail Blazers (3-3, T-9th in West) will take on the Golden State Warriors(1-5, T-14th in West) at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California. Tip-off is on Monday, November 4th at 7:30 p.m. PT on NBA TV.
The Blazers hit the road again after a night of many losses at home against the Sixers on Saturday night. Normally this would be a “red circle” game as a Western Conference Finals rematch, but both the Blazers and Warriors are banged up. Like, really banged up.
- Stephen Curry: out (hand)
- Jacob Evans: out (hip)
- Draymond Green: out (finger)
- Kevon Looney: out (hamstring)
- D’Angelo Russell: out (ankle)
- Alen Smailagic: out (ankle)
- Klay Thompson: out (knee)
- Zach Collins: out (shoulder)
- Pau Gasol: out (foot)
- Rodney Hood: probable (knee)
- Jusuf Nurkic: out (leg)
- Hassan Whiteside: questionable (knee)
Because of these injuries, there’s a case for the Dubs being the worst team in the league thus far. They are yet to win a game in the Chase Center through four tries, and their lone victory this season came against the lowly Jrue-Holiday-and-Derrick-Favors-less Pelicans.
Expected Starters and Per Game Stats
Spread and Prediction
- Spread: Blazers -11
- Total: 221.5
The Blazers will have the clear backcourt advantage, but with only one true big man on the roster (Skal), this could be Willie Cauley-Stein’s time to shine for the Dubs. Hood will probably play for Portland, which can provide a big scoring boost on the wing for Dame and CJ. This might be an ugly one, though. Good thing I have an intramural game tonight.