PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS (10-7) at CLEVELAND CAVALIERS (11-6)
Nov. 23, 2022 — Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse — 4:00pm PST
Common Season Recreation #18 — Away Recreation #10
TV: ROOT SPORTS PLUS
RADIO: Rip Metropolis Radio 620 AM
ALL-TIME: Path Blazers lead, 72-56
PORTLAND HOME: Path Blazers lead, 45-19
CLEVELAND HOME: Cavaliers lead, 37-27
- Portland and Cleveland will meet two occasions in the course of the common season, with the primary matchup occurring in Cleveland on Nov. 23.
- LAST SEASON: The Path Blazers misplaced the 2021-22 season sequence towards the Cavaliers, 0-2.
- Jerami Grant scored 40 factors in his final recreation towards Cleveland on March 19, 2022, marking his second-highest scoring output in his profession.
- In 17 profession video games towards the Cavaliers, Damian Lillard he scored 20-plus factors 14 occasions.
- Jusuf Nurkic has recorded double-doubles in three out of his final 5 video games towards Cleveland.
NEWS AND NOTES
CHASING HISTORY: Damian Lillard entered the 2022-23 season with 17,665 profession factors. He wants 242 factors to cross Clyde Drexler and grow to be the main scorer in franchise historical past.
REACHING NEW HEIGHTS: Shaedon Sharpe scored a profession excessive 20 factors (7-9 FG, 4-5 3P, 2-2 FT) on Nov. 17 vs. Brooklyn, additionally setting a profession excessive with 4 3PMs.
A GOOD STRETCH: Jerami Grant completed with 29 factors vs. San Antonio on Nov. 15, marking his most factors scored in a three-game stretch in his profession with 93 factors (37 at Dallas on Nov. 12, 27 at New Orleans on Nov. 10).
DAME DIMES: Damian Lillard tallied a season-high 12 assists on Nov. 12 at Dallas to associate with 29 factors and 7 rebounds. His final recreation with no less than 10 assists was on Dec. 14, 2021 vs. Phoenix, when he additionally places up 31 factors.
LOOKING SHARPE: Shaedon Sharpe scored a career-high 17 factors (7-10 FG) on Nov. 9 at Charlotte within the workforce’s 105-95 win.
MOVING ON UP: On Nov. 9 at Charlotte, Damian Lillard handed Shawn Marion (17,700) and Magic Johnson (17,707) on the NBA’s all-time scoring record to maneuver as much as the No. 83 spot. He entered the evening at No. 85 with 17,684 factors.
GET THIS SHOW ON THE ROAD: The Path Blazers had their first 3-0 begin on the street since 1997 (that workforce went 4-0), profitable street video games at Sacramento on Oct. 19, Los Angeles Lakers on Oct. 23 and Phoenix on Nov. 4 to start the common season.
AT THE BUZZER: Portland hit two game-winners on the buzzer thus far this season – one by Jerami Grant on Nov. 4 at Phoenix and one other by Josh Hart on Nov. 7 at Miami. The final common season wherein the Blazers hit a number of game-winners with no time remaining was 2008-09: Nov. 6, 2008 vs. Houston and Feb. 8, 2009 vs. New York – each by Brandon Roy.
RAINING THREES: Jerami Grant recorded his eighth profession recreation with five-plus 3PM on Nov. 7 at Miami, additionally marking his most 3PM as a Path Blazer.
CAN’T STOP GRANTS: Jerami Grant went off for a season-high 30 factors towards the Suns on Nov. 4, marking his highest scoring half as a Blazer with 18 factors within the first half and hitting the game-winning shot on the buzzer to safe the win for Portland .
WINS LOW WINS: Justise Winslow got here near a triple-double with 12 factors, 9 rebounds and 9 assists in Portland’s 108-106 victory in Phoenix, his first begin of the season, on Nov. 4.
KNOCKING DOWN THREES: Jusuf Nurkic shot 3-3 from three-point vary on Nov. 2 vs. Memphis, marking a career-best 3PM and his fourth profession recreation with a number of 3PM. He then adopted that up by going 2-2 from three within the win versus Phoenix on Nov. 4. What’s extra, the “Bosnian Beast” hasn’t missed a three-pointer within the final three video games, the longest such streak of his profession.
ANFERNO: Anfernee Simons erupted within the third quarter of Monday evening’s win vs. DEN, scoring 22 factors on 8-of-9 taking pictures and 6-of-7 from three. Simons completed the sport with 29 factors as he shot 7-of-12 from three. It’s Simons eighth recreation as a professional wherein he made 7+ three pointers in a recreation.
SET A BLAZE: The Path Blazers scored 135 factors in a win Monday evening vs. Denver and scored 80 factors within the second half, with 44 factors coming within the third quarter. The final time the Blazers scored no less than 80 factors in a second half was Feb. 3, 1989 at LAL. Portland’s season-high for factors scored in 1 / 4 final season was 42 factors, which occurred twice.
BACK-TO-BACK 40 PIECES: Damian Lillard scored 41 factors in consecutive video games vs. Phoenix and on the LA Lakers. Dame final recorded consecutive 40+ level video games within the bubble (recorded three in a row, August ninth, eleventh and thirteenth, 2020).
It is usually the fifth time in his profession that Dame has recorded no less than 40 factors in consecutive video games.
THE SHARPER IMAGE: Path Blazers Rookie Shaedon Sharpe tallied 12 factors on 4-of-6 taking pictures together with 3-of-3 from distance. Sharpe is the primary Blazer to attain in double figures in his NBA debut since Jake Layman (17) in 2016. He is additionally the third Blazer in historical past to hit three or extra 3-FGs of their NBA debuts.
Most 3PM by a Blazer in NBA debut:
5……J. Layman (1/11/16 vs. GSW)
3……R. Fernandez (10/28/08 vs LAL)
3……S. Sharpe (10/19/22 vs. SAC)
SCORING 40 and 30: Damian Lillard scored his 41 factors within the additional time win over Phoenix on Friday evening. It was the forty first profession recreation wherein Dame scored 40 factors or extra. It additionally turns into the two hundredth incidence wherein Dame as scored no less than 30 factors or extra in a recreation. Lillard continues to widen the margin for many profession video games wherein he is scored 40+ factors and 30+ factors in franchise historical past.
GRANTED: Jerami Grant led the Path Blazers in scoring with 23 factors. His 23 factors are essentially the most in a Blazer debut since Josh Hart, who additionally scored 23 on February twelfth of final season towards the Knicks. Grant is the ninth participant in Blazer historical past to file 23 or extra factors of their Blazer debut.
LAST FIVE GAMES
Path Blazers 111, Bucks 119 — November 21, 2022 — Fiserv Discussion board — Recreation #17 (10-7, 6-3 Away)
The Path Blazers fell to the Bucks by a last rating of 119-111 … Anfernee Simons recorded a team-high 29 factors (12-23 FG, 3-11 3P, 2-2 FT) to associate with 4 rebounds, 5 assists and one steal in 37 minutes … Jerami Grant posted 18 factors (6-16 FG, 0-2 3P, 6-8 FT), 4 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 35 minutes … Josh Hart logged 17 factors (7-9 FG, 2-2 3P, 1-1 FT), 9 rebounds, two assists and two steals in 40 minutes … Jusuf Nurkic tallied 16 factors (7-15 FG, 1-4 3P, 1 -2 FT), 10 rebounds and three assists in 32 minutes … Giannis Antetokounmpo led Milwaukee with a game-high 37 factors to associate with seven rebounds, six assists and two steals in 35 minutes.
Path Blazers 113, Jazz 118 — November 19, 2022 — Moda Middle — Recreation #16 (10-6, 4-4 Residence)
Portland fell to Utah by a last rating 118-113 … Anfernee Simons completed with a team-high 23 factors (7-19 FG, 4-13 3P, 5-6 FT) to associate with eight rebounds, seven assists, a career-high 4 steals and one block in 36 minutes … Josh Hart posted 19 factors (6-10 FG, 1-3 3P, 6-6 FT), eight rebounds, two assists and two steals in half-hour .. Jusuf Nurkic recorded 18 factors (8-10 FG, 1-1 3P, 1-3 FT), seven rebounds, two assists and one steal in 27 minutes … Jerami Grant logged 14 factors (5-11 FG, 4- 7 3P), two rebounds, one help, two steals and two blocks in 37 minutes … Damian Lillard tallied 13 factors (2-14 FG, 1-12 3P, 8-9 FT), two rebounds and 7 assists in 27 minutes … Malik Beasley led the Jazz with 29 factors in 27 minutes.
Path Blazers 107, Nets 109 — November 17, 2022 — Moda Middle — Recreation #15 (10-5, 4-3 Residence)
The Path Blazers fell to the Nets by a last rating of 109-107 … Damian Lillard completed with a team-high 25 factors (8-24 FG, 3-12 3P, 6-6 FT) to associate with three rebounds , 11 assists and one steal in 38 minutes … Anfernee Simons tallied 24 factors (8-20 FG, 4-9 3P, 4-4 FT), one rebound, two assists and two steals in 29 minutes … Shaedon Sharpe scored a career-high 20 factors (7-9 FG, 4-5 3PT, 2-2 FT) in 21 minutes, additionally setting a profession excessive with 4 3PM … Jusuf Nurkic logged 17 factors (5-9 FG, 0 -1 3P, 7-11 FT), eight rebounds and one block in 25 minutes … Kevin Durant led Brooklyn with 35 factors to associate with eight rebounds, three assists and one block in 39 minutes.
Path Blazers 117, Spurs 110 — November 15, 2022 — Moda Middle — Recreation #14 (10-4, 4-2 Residence)
Portland defeated San Antonio by a last rating of 117-110 … Jerami Grant recorded a team-high 29 factors (9-15 FG, 6-8 3P, 5-8 FT) to associate with eight rebounds, one help and one steal in 37 minutes … Anfernee Simons completed with 23 factors (7-16 FG, 5-10 3P, 4-4 FT), three rebounds and two assists in 34 minutes … Damian Lillard tallied 22 factors (8- 20 FG, 2-9 3P, 4-5 FT), two rebounds, 11 assists and one block in 40 minutes … Jakob Poeltl led the Spurs with 31 factors and 14 rebounds in 32 minutes.
Path Blazers 112, Mavericks 117 — November 12, 2022 — American Airways Middle — Recreation #13 (9-4, 6-2 Aways)
The Path Blazers fell to the Mavericks by a last rating of 117-112 … Jerami Grant posted a team-high 37 factors (13-22 FG, 5-9 3P, 6-6 FT) to associate with six rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 39 minutes … Damian Lillard completed with 29 factors (6-16 FG, 2-7 3P, 15-17 FT), seven rebounds, 12 assists and one steal in 38 minutes … Anfernee Simons tallied 24 factors (9-20 FG, 5-11 3P, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds and two assists in 39 minutes … Luka Dončić led Dallas with a game-high 42 factors to associate with 13 rebounds, 10 assists, two steals and one block in 38 minutes.
Josh Hart (left ankle) is PROBABLY whereas Damian Lillard (proper soleus), Keon Johnson (left hip), Gary Payton II (return to play conditioning), and Greg Brown III (G League) are OUT.
For the Cavaliers, Dean Wade (proper ankle) is listed as PROBABLE whereas Kevin Love (proper thumb) is QUESTIONABLE, and Mamadi Diakite (G League), Caris LeVert (left ankle), Isaiah Mobley (G League), and Ricky Rubio ( left knee) are OUT for Wednesday’s recreation.
Tip for Wednesdays recreation is scheduled for 4:00pm PT. All Portland Path Blazers common season and preseason video games can be broadcast on the Path Blazers Broadcasting flagship station, Rip Metropolis Radio 620 AM. Travis Demers begins his fourth full season offering play-by-play commentary for all house and away video games, with Michael Holton including commentary.
On tv, ROOT SPORTS PLUS will air 81 Path Blazers common season video games that includes Kevin Calabro calling play-by-play, Lamar Hurd offering evaluation and Brooke Olzendam reporting from the sideline. Between ROOT SPORTS PLUS, TNT and ESPN, all 82 common season video games can be televised. For all viewing choices, go to www.trailblazers.com/watch.