Portland Trail Blazers (52-29) vs. Sacramento Kings (39-42)
Location: At Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
Time: Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. PT
TV: NBC Sports Northwest
Radio: Rip City Radio 620 AM
Streaming: Find streaming options here (including PlayStationVue, Hulu, Apple TV, Fubo TV and more); NBA League Pass (subscription required; local games and nationally televised games are blacked out).
About the Kings
The Kings are in ninth place in the Western Conference. ... Sacramento has lost five of seven and 10 of 16, but has a chance to reach 40 wins for the first time since the 2005-06 season. ... The Kings have no reason to tank at the end of the season since their first-round draft pick will convey to the Celtics this year, or the 76ers in the unlikely scenario that Sacramento wins the draft lottery. ... Over the past 10 games, the Kings rank 12th in offense (112.5 points per 100 possessions), 28th in defense (116.5 points per 100) and 19th in net rating (-3.9 points per 100). ... Kings guard Buddy Hield can become the first player in NBA history to make 600 3-pointers over his first three seasons in the league. Hield is currently tied with Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard, who holds the record for most 3-pointers in his first three seasons with 599. Hield is the Kings' leading scorer this season at 20.8 points per game. He's shooting 46 percent from the field, 43 percent from the 3-point line and 89 percent from the free-throw line. ... Sacramento is 15-25 on the road this season.
About the Trail Blazers
Portland is in fourth place in the Western Conference, one-half game behind third-place Houston. The Blazers can earn the 3 seed with a win against the Kings and a Denver win against Minnesota. ... The Blazers are coming off a 104-101 win against the Lakers. ... Portland is 7-3 over its past 10 games. ... Over the past 10 games, the Blazers rank No. 2 in offense (116.8 points per 100 possessions), No. 10 in defense (109.1 points per 100), and No. 7 in net rating (+7.7 points per 100). ... Since the All-Star break, Seth Curry is averaging 11.5 points while shooting 48 percent from the field and 43 percent from the 3-point line. Curry ranks third in the NBA in 3-point shooting percentage at 45 percent for the season. ... Portland is 31-9 at home this season, tied for the fourth-best home record in the NBA.
Kings: OUT: Harry Giles (left thigh), Kosta Koufos (left calf).
Blazers: OUT: CJ McCollum (load management: left knee), Jusuf Nurkic (left leg).
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