Hornets at Trail Blazers
10 p.m., Moda Center
TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610
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|Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg||Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg|
|G, K. Walker||15.4||4.3||D. Lillard||17.4||5.4|
|G, L. Stephenson||8||10.4||W. Matthews||17.7||4.1|
|F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist||9.4||5.6||N. Batum||9||7.7|
|F M. Williams||8.3||4.1||L. Aldridge||22.9||7.1|
|C, A. Jefferson||22.7||7.4||R. Lopez||12.7||8|
Matchup to Watch
LaMarcus Aldridge vs. Marvin Williams: Aldridge can beat you in so many different ways. Williams will need to be at his best defensively, as will Cody Zeller.
• The Blazers have won in Portland every year in this series since 2008, including last season’s 30-point blowout.
• Blazers management must like its team a lot coming off a 54-victory season – it brought back 13 players.
• Blazers guard Wesley Matthews is a big-time 3-point threat. His 201 3s last season were fifth-most in the NBA.
• Blazers small forward Nicolas Batum is listed as questionable with a knee contusion.
Did you know?
Williams is the only NBA player who has started at least five games this season without taking a free throw. That’s nearly 200 minutes without a trip to the line.