Portland takes on Brooklyn following Lillard's 61-point game

August 12

Portland Trail Blazers (34-39, eighth in the Western Conference) vs. Brooklyn Nets (35-36, seventh in the Eastern Conference)

Lake Buena Vista, Florida; Thursday, 9 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Portland plays the Brooklyn Nets after Damian Lillard scored 61 points in the Trail Blazers' 134-131 victory against the Mavericks.

The Nets are 12-13 in non-conference action. Brooklyn averages 15.3 turnovers per game and is 13-4 when it wins the turnover battle.

The Trail Blazers are 14-12 in non-conference games. Portland is 19-5 when outrebounding opponents and averages 45.4 rebounds per game.

The Nets won the last meeting between these two teams 119-115 on Nov. 8. Spencer Dinwiddie scored 34 points to help lead Brooklyn to the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Tyler Johnson is shooting 37.9% and averaging 11.4 points. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot is shooting 42.3% and averaging 13.2 points over the last 10 games for Brooklyn.

Lillard leads the Trail Blazers averaging 8.0 assists while scoring 29.8 points per game. CJ McCollum is averaging 20.2 points and 5.2 rebounds while shooting 42.9% over the last 10 games for Portland.

LAST 10 GAMES: Nets: 8-2, averaging 117.9 points, 44.9 rebounds, 27.1 assists, 5.8 steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 47.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.4 points on 46.8% shooting.

Trail Blazers: 6-4, averaging 122.3 points, 43.6 rebounds, 23.5 assists, 7.8 steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 48.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 120.9 points on 47.9% shooting.

INJURIES: Nets: Jamal Crawford: out (hamstring), Joe Harris: out (groin), Chris Chiozza: day to day (adductor), Jarrett Allen: out (ankle), Garrett Temple: out (rest), Caris LeVert: out (thigh).

Trail Blazers: Hassan Whiteside: day to day (hip).


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