Portland faces Atlanta on 5-game win streak

March 29, 2019

Portland Trail Blazers (47-27, third in the Western Conference) vs. Atlanta Hawks (27-48, 12th in the Eastern Conference)

Atlanta; Friday, 7:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Portland seeks to keep its five-game win streak intact when the Trail Blazers take on Atlanta.

The Hawks have gone 15-22 at home. Atlanta is 7-29 in games decided by 10 points or more.

The Trail Blazers are 18-18 on the road. Portland ranks third in the league with 47.7 rebounds per game, led by Jusuf Nurkic averaging 10.4. In their last meeting on Jan. 26, the Trail Blazers won 120-111. CJ McCollum scored a team-high 28 points for Portland in the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: John Collins is scoring 19.3 points per game and averaging 9.7 rebounds for the Hawks. Trae Young has averaged 23.2 points and totaled 4.7 rebounds while shooting 43.9 percent over the last 10 games for Atlanta.

Damian Lillard leads the Trail Blazers averaging 3.0 made 3-pointers while scoring 26.2 points per game and shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc. Seth Curry has averaged 2.3 made 3-pointers and scored 14 points over the last 10 games for Portland.

LAST 10 GAMES: Trail Blazers: 8-2, averaging 121.3 points, 48.5 rebounds, 24.3 assists, 6.3 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 47.1 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.1 points on 45.5 percent shooting.

Hawks: 5-5, averaging 116.8 points, 48.9 rebounds, 26.9 assists, 8.2 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 44.6 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.4 points on 45.1 percent shooting.

Hawks Injuries: Alex Poythress: out (right ankle sprain), Omari Spellman: out (left ankle), Miles Plumlee: out for season (left knee), Taurean Prince: day to day (foot).

Trail Blazers Injuries: Jusuf Nurkic: out for season (leg fracture), CJ McCollum: out (left knee strain).