- The Golden State Warriors are on the road, traveling to Portland on Sunday to face the Trail Blazers. At Rip City, two Western Conference teams, one heading to the playoffs and the other to the offseason, complete the regular season against each other.
The latest Injury Report for Portland Trail Blazers vs. Golden State Warriors
FOR THE BLAZERS
Portland finished the regular season with a back-to-back versus the Clippers. The Trail Blazers started the day 33-47 and 13th in the Western Conference, thereby removing them from playoff contention.
Portland is 7-6 this season in back-to-back games, despite being outscored by an average of 0.8 points per game (113.4 ppg for, 114.2 ppg against).
This season, the Trail Blazers are 17-23 at home, with a -2.4 point differential (116 ppg for, 118.4 ppg against).
Portland is 23-27 against Western Conference opponents, with a -1.7-ppg scoring differential (115.3 ppg for, 117 ppg against).
The Trail Blazers rank 19th in the NBA in scoring offense this season, averaging 113.4 points per game.
Portland is tied for 27th in rebounding (40.8 rebounds per game) and 22nd in assists (24.1 assists per game) this season. The Trail Blazers are 21st in the league in scoring defense, allowing 116.7 points per game.
Damian Lillard leads the Trail Blazers in scoring with 32.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 7.3 assists per game this season.
Anfernee Simons leads the team with 21.1 points per game, while Jerami Grant has 20.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. Jusuf Nurkic (13.3 points, 9.1 rebounds) also contributes in double figures.
Matisse Thybulle, Cam Reddish, Kevin Knox II, Justise Winslow, Shaedon Sharpe, Nassir Little, Keon Johnson, Trendon Watford, and Drew Eubanks were among the Trail Blazers’ rotation players this season.
Portland is 17th in the league in field goal percentage this season, shooting 47.4% from the field.
The Trail Blazers are ninth in the NBA in three-point percentage, shooting 36.6% from beyond the arc, and 13th in three-point percentage, hitting 12.9 per game.
Portland’s injury report is ridiculously long as the season comes to a close. Most of these men are done for the year, so we won’t see them here.
Lillard (calf), Grant (quad), Johnson (finger), Little (ankle), Nurkic (knee), Simons (foot), Thybulle (knee), and Winslow (ankle) all missed the game due to injuries.
FOR THE WARRIORS
On Friday night, Golden State won its second straight game and seventh in the previous nine against a Sacramento team resting important players.
The Warriors improved to 43-38 on the season and were ranked sixth in the Western Conference entering Saturday.
They will be guaranteed a playoff spot if they win. Golden State led Sacramento by 16 points after one quarter then regrouped when Sacramento trimmed the deficit to five points at halftime.
In the second half, the Warriors outscored the Kings 66-49 to secure a blowout victory.
Golden State outshot the opposition 52.6% from the field, including 16 of 36 from three-point range, and outrebounded them 47-40 to overcome 24 turnovers. Klay Thompson led the Warriors to win with 29 points.
This season, the Warriors rank second in the NBA in scoring offense, averaging 118.2 points per game.
Golden State ranks 13th in rebounding, averaging 44 boards per game, and first in assists, averaging 29.8 assists per game.
The Warriors’ scoring defense ranks 26th, allowing 118.1 points per game. Stephen Curry leads the team this season with 29.5 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 6.3 assists per game.
Draymond Green averages 8.4 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 6.9 assists per game, while Jordan Poole averages 20.4 points and 4.5 assists per game. Andrew Wiggins averages 17.1 points and five rebounds a game.
Klay Thompson (21.9 points), Andre Iguodala, Anthony Lamb, Kevon Looney, Moses Moody, JaMychal Green, Donte DiVincenzo, and Jonathan Kuminga are some of the secondary scoring options.
This season, Golden State is 13th in the NBA in field goal percentage, shooting 47.6% from the field.
The Warriors lead the league in three-pointers per game, averaging 16.6 a game, and are third in three-point shooting, hitting 38.3% from outside the arc as a team.
Iguodala (hip) has only played in eight games this season and underwent wrist surgery last month. He will be re-evaluated in late April.
Wiggins (personal) has been out since February 13 and has returned to the team, although he still needs to be cleared by medical personnel.