Houston Rockets (18-55, 15th in Western Conference) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (27-45, 12th in Western Conference)
Portland, Oregon; Friday, 10 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Houston will look to end its 11-game losing streak when the Rockets take on Portland.
The Trail Blazers are 11-31 against their Western Conference opponents. Portland is allowing 114.5 points and has been topped at 7.3 points per game.
The Rockets are 9-37 against conference opponents. Houston surrenders 118.1 points to opponents and has been topped at 9.4 points per game.
The two teams meet for the third time this season. The Trail Blazers defeated the Rockets 125-110 in their final matchup on Jan. 29. Anfernee Simons led the Trail Blazers with 27 points, and Christian Wood led the Rockets with 21 points.
POWERFUL: Simons shoots 40.5% from beyond the arc with 3.1 3-pointers made per game for the Trail Blazers while averaging 17.3 points and 3.9 assists. Brandon Williams has averaged 16.5 points in his last 10 games for Portland.
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Kevin Porter Jr. shoots 36.8% from beyond the arc with 2.3 3-points made per game for the Rockets while averaging 13.9 points and 5.9 assists. Jalen Green has averaged 17.9 points and 3.7 assists in his last 10 games for Houston.
LAST 10 GAMES: Trail Blazers: 2-8, averaging 106.1 points, 41.8 rebounds, 21.8 assists, 7.8 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 43.1% from the field. Your opponents averaged 125.5 points per game.
Rockets: 3-7, averaging 110.7 points, 41.5 rebounds, 24.6 assists, 6.8 steals and 5.0 blocks per game while shooting 47.8% from the field. Your opponents scored an average of 118.7 points.
INJURIES: Trail Blazers: Nassir Little: retired for the season (shoulder), Josh Hart: retired (knee), Greg Brown III: retired (ankle), Jusuf Nurkic: retired (foot), Didi Louzada: retired (knee), Damian Lillard: off for the season (stomach), Eric Bledsoe: Out (Achilles), Anfernee Simons: Out (knee), Joe Ingles: Out for the season (knee).
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