Houston Rockets (16-52) vs. Portland Trailblazers (39-29) May 10, 2021, 9:00 p.m. CT
Location: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
TV: AT&T SportsNet
Online: Rockets App
Bucks SB Nation Blog: Blazers Edge
Projected Starting Lineups
Rockets: Who knows? Really. Who knows?
Blazers: Dame Lillard, CJ McCollum, Norm Powell, Bob Covington, Jus Nurkic
The Portland Trailblazers need this game. The Rockets don’t need any more games this season, really. It’s just a matter of seeing if the odds fall out in their favor in the coming draft.
Portland, on the other hand, is trying to win three of their last four games to consign the Los Angeles Lakers to a Play In Tourney spot (7th) and avoid that spot themselves, especially as that game might feature the Golden State Warriors.
The Rockets are playing a different game. The game of “Who will actually play basketball?”.
This is the current injury report:
Trail Blazers: Carmelo Anthony: out (ankle), Zach Collins: out/season (is Zach Collins).
Rockets: Avery Bradley: out (personal), Kelly Olynyk:DTD (ankle), D.J. Wilson: out (Protocol), Dante Exum: out (BDE), Kevin Porter Jr.: out (ankle), David Nwaba: out (wrist surgery), Sterling Brown: out (knee + assault), Jae’Sean Tate: DTD (knee), John Wall: out (Hamstring/Shutdown), Eric Gordon: out (Groin/Shutdown), Christian Wood: out (that worrisome ankle).
Does Portland Put LAL in the Play In?
This poll is closed
Let’s see what the Rockets have to say...almost got that out without laughing.