Trail Blazers take on Jazz on 10-game slide

Utah Jazz (48-33, fifth in the Western Conference) against Portland Trail Blazers (27-54, 13th in the Western Conference)

Portland, Oregon; Sunday, 9:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Portland will look to break its 10-game slide when the Trail Blazers take on Utah.

The Trail Blazers are 11-40 in conference play. Portland are giving up 115.2 points to their opponents and have been outscored by 8.6 points per game.

The Jazz are 14-1 in divisional play. Utah is scoring 113.6 points and outscoring opponents by 5.7 points per game.

The teams are meeting for the fourth time this season. In the last game on March 10, the Jazz won 123-85 led by 27 points from Bojan Bogdanovic, while Trendon Watford scored 22 points for the Trail Blazers.

TOP PERFORMERS: Ben McLemore is shooting 39.6 percent and averaging 10.2 points for the Trail Blazers. Keon Johnson is averaging 2.0 3-pointers over Portland’s last 10 games.

Donovan Mitchell is shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc with 3.5 3-pointers per game for the Jazz, while averaging 25.9 points, 5.3 assists and 1.5 steals. Jordan Clarkson is shooting 41.7 percent and averaging 16.1 points over the last 10 games for Utah.

LAST 10 GAMES: Trail Blazers: 0-10, averaged 100.7 points, 39.7 rebounds, 24.6 assists, 9.7 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 43.4 percent from the start. ground. Their opponents are averaging 122.0 points per game.

Jazz: 3-7, averaged 111.1 points, 43.7 rebounds, 21.8 assists, 7.1 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 46.3 percent from the field. Their opponents average 112.8 points.

INJURIES: Trail Blazers: Nassir Little: Out for the season (shoulder), Josh Hart: Out for the season (knee), Jusuf Nurkic: Out for the season (foot), Damian Lillard: Out for the season (abdominal), Trendon Watford: Out (knee), Eric Bledsoe: out for the season (achilles), Anfernee Simons: out for the season (knee), Joe Ingles: out for the season (knee), Justise Winslow: out (calf).

Jazz: Udoka Azubuike: out (ankle), Trent Forrest: out (sprained foot).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.


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