The Portland Trail Blazers, as expected, will get back Damian Lillard Saturday night at Dallas. Also returning to action is Shaedon Sharpe. However, Justise Winslow and Jusuf Nurkic have been ruled out.
Lillard sat out of the team’s win Thursday at New Orleans in order to rest his right calf after having played the night before at Charlotte. Sharpe also missed the Pelicans game after breaking a finger at Charlotte.
Winslow is out because of a non-COVID illness. Nurkic, who missed the wins at Charlotte at New Orleans, is still being bothered by abductor soreness.
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PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS AT DALLAS MAVERICKS
What: Trail Blazers (9-3) at Mavericks (6-5), 7:30 p.m., Saturday.
Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas.
Radio: Rip City Radio (KPOJ 620 AM).
TV channel: Root Sports Plus (in Portland: Comcast 1253, DirecTV 687-1).
Watch the game live online: You can watch this game live for FREE with fuboTV (free trial). You can also get this game on DirecTV Stream’s “CHOICE” package (promotional offers), if you are out of fuboTV trials, or simply prefer that platform and their pricing plans. If you already have a cable or satellite provider that carries Root Sports and want to watch online, you can watch this game live on Root Sports Live.
Moneyline: POR +180 | DAL – 210
Spread: POR +5.5 | Over/Under: 218.5
Blazers: Keon Johnson (hip pointer), Justise Winslow (illness), Jusuf Nurkic (adductor soreness), Gary Payton II (return to competition reconditioning) and Olivier Sarr (right wrist sprain) are out.
Mavericks: Christian Wood (knee sprain) is probable. Davis Bertans (right Knee), Tylser Dorsey (G League), Jaden Hardy (G League) and McKinley Wright IV (G League) are out.
The Blazers start a three-game homestand Tuesday at 7 p.m. against San Antonio.
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