Grant leads Portland against New Orleans after 49-point game

Sat, Feb 10, 2024
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Grant leads Portland against New Orleans after 49-point game

New Orleans Pelicans (30-22, seventh in the Western Conference) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (15-36, 14th in the Western Conference)

Portland, Oregon; Saturday, 10 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Pelicans -7; over/under is 226

BOTTOM LINE: Portland hosts the New Orleans Pelicans after Jerami Grant scored 49 points in the Portland Trail Blazers' 128-122 overtime loss to the Detroit Pistons.

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The Trail Blazers have gone 6-28 against Western Conference opponents. Portland has a 3-22 record in games decided by 10 or more points.

The Pelicans have gone 21-18 against Western Conference opponents. New Orleans ranks fifth in the Western Conference shooting 37.9% from 3-point range.

The Trail Blazers score 108.6 points per game, 4.4 fewer points than the 113.0 the Pelicans give up. The Pelicans average 12.2 made 3-pointers per game this season, 0.7 more makes per game than the Trail Blazers give up.

TOP PERFORMERS: Grant is averaging 21.9 points for the Trail Blazers. Deandre Ayton is averaging 14.4 points over the last 10 games for Portland.

Brandon Ingram is averaging 21.7 points, 5.1 rebounds and 5.7 assists for the Pelicans. Zion Williamson is averaging 19 points and 4.1 assists over the last 10 games for New Orleans.

LAST 10 GAMES: Trail Blazers: 3-7, averaging 113.4 points, 40.9 rebounds, 25.4 assists, 7.0 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 47.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.6 points per game.

Pelicans: 5-5, averaging 117.5 points, 44.8 rebounds, 27.6 assists, 7.6 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 49.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.0 points.

INJURIES: Trail Blazers: Duop Reath: day to day (knee), Scoot Henderson: day to day (foot), Moses Brown: out (wrist), Malcolm Brogdon: day to day (illness), Deandre Ayton: day to day (illness), Robert Williams III: out for season (knee), Anfernee Simons: out (ankle), Shaedon Sharpe: out (abdominal).

Pelicans: Naji Marshall: out (back).

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

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