The Portland Trail Blazers will start Justise Winslow at point guard in place of Damian Lillard and Anfernee Simons, coach Chauncey Billups announced before Friday night’s game at the Phoenix Suns.
Lillard is out with a calf strain. Simons is out with foot inflammation.
Both, however, got in some work at the Footprint Center during shoot-around.
Be sure to check back later during the game for live updates:
PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS AT PHOENIX SUNS
What: Trail Blazers (5-2) at Suns (6-1), 7 p.m., Friday.
Where: Footprint Center, Phoenix.
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.
ODDS (Oregon Lottery/DraftKings)
Moneyline: POR +510 | PHX -700
Spread: POR +12 | Over/Under: 216.5
Blazers: G Anfernee Simons (left foot inflammation), F Trendon Watford (right hip flexor strain) is questionable. Damian Lillard (right calf strain), G Gary Payton II (core muscle surgery recovery) and C Olivier Sarr (right wrist sprain) are out.
Suns: C Deandre Ayton (left ankle sprain) and F Torrey Craig (left heel contusion) are probable. G Cameron Payne (left foot soreness) is questionable. F Jae Crowder (not with team) and Ish Wainright (personal reasons) are out.
The Blazers face the Suns again on Saturday at 7 p.m.
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