NBA 2021 Live: Hornets vs Trail Blazers Preview, Team News, Predicted Line-Ups and CHA vs POR Dream11 Prediction. The Charlotte Hornets will lock horns with the Portland Trail Blazers at Moda Center on Friday.
Where to watch the Hornets vs Trail Blazers game?
All NBA games will be available on the official NBA app for live streaming. The Trail Blazers vs Hornets game will locally be available on Fox Sports Southeast and Root Sports.
Team News and Injuries
After a long time, the Charlotte Hornets will have several of their players, back from injury layoffs and Safety Protocols.
Going into this game, LaMelo Ball is the only Hornets player, whose status has been updated as questionable. A decision regarding him playing or not will only be taken at the time of the tip-off.
Meanwhile, the Trail Blazers have reported CJ McCollum, Tony Snell and Cody Zeller as out for the game against the Hornets. To add to the injury woes, the team has also reported Dennis Smith Jr. to be questionable for the encounter.
Hornets vs Trail Blazers Game Preview
The Charlotte Hornets have been one of the most surprising teams of the 2021-22 season. However, the franchise has been marred by Covid and injuries after their brilliant start. The team compasses of youngsters like LaMelo Ball and Miles Bridges who are capable of producing match-winning performances. They will be hoping for a positive result on Friday, to keep their sensational run for this season.
Meanwhile, the Trail Blazers have had a dismal season so far. They come into this game on the back of a 7 game losing streak. Nothing seems to be working for Chauncey Billups at the moment. With his second-best player in CJ McCollum injures, all of the responsibility now lies on Damian Lillard. The 31-year-old is having a slow start, but will soon look to get back to his best and rescue the season for the Blazers.
Hornets vs Trail Blazers Head to Head record
The Hornets and the Trail Blazers have met 62 times in the regular season. Portland has the upper hand in this fixture with 44 wins as compared to the 18 won by the Trail Blazers.
Hornets vs Trail Blazers Predicted Lineup
Point Guard – Terry Rozier, Shooting Guard – Cody Martin, Small Forward – Gordon Hayward, Power Forward, Power Forward – Miles Bridges, Center – Mason Plumlee
Portland Trail Blazers
Point Guard – Damian Lillard, Shooting Guard – Norman Powell, Small Forward- Nassir Little, Power Forward – Larry Nance Jr., Center – Jususf Nurkic
Predicted Dream11 team
Point Guards – Damian Lillard
Shooting Guards – Norman Powell, Cody Martin
Small Forward – Nassir Little
Power Forward – Miles Bridges, Larry Nance Jr.
Center – Jusuf Nurkic
Disclaimer: The aforementioned Dream11 team and prediction are based on our own research and analysis. We do not guarantee any success on the selection of these players in your team.