The Washington Wizards will go head-to-head with the Portland Trail Blazers at Moda Center on Saturday. The Wizards picked a great time to put together a three-game winning streak as they are facing a red-hot Blazers team which has won a season-high six straight victories.
Bradley Beal and Damian Lillard could engage in a shootout that will likely determine the outcome of this match. The two players are among the most prolific scorers in the league. They will be sharing the court together once again after the Blazers walked away with a 132-121 victory at Washington on Feb. 2.
Washington Wizards: Team News
The Washington Wizards have a couple of players on the injured list including Ish Smith who will be out for the next 6 to 8 weeks after suffering a proximal injury to his right quadriceps recently. He could be sidelined until the first week or so of April.
Thomas Bryant (torn ACL) is out for the season.
Injured: Ish Smith, Thomas Bryant
Portland Trail Blazers: Team News
The Portland Trail Blazers received a bit of bad news recently after it was revealed that C.J. McCollum (fractured left foot) will be re-evaluated in two weeks which means he won’t be back until at least the week of the NBA All-Star Game.
Jusuf Nurkic (fractured right wrist) is out of the Washington Wizards match and will be reevaluated around the first week of March.
Harry Giles (calf strain) is sidelined and the timetable for his return is indefinite.
Zach Collins (left ankle) is undergoing rehab but his return is uncertain. He could be back around mid-March but he could also be shelved for the entire season by the Portland Trail Blazers medical staff depending on his progress.
Injured: C.J. McCollum, Harry Giles, Jusuf Nurkic, Zach Collins
At what time will Washington Wizards vs Portland Trail Blazers game start?
USA: Saturday, 20th February 2021, 10:00 PM (Eastern Time)
India: Sunday, 21st February 2021, 8:30 AM (Indian Standard Time)
Where and how to watch Washington Wizards vs Portland Trail Blazers?
The game between the Washington Wizards and Portland Trail Blazers will be shown live locally by NBC Sports Washington and NBC Sports Northwest. International audiences can watch the game live via NBA League Pass.