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Stephen Curry and Damian Lillard, need I say more?
The two superstar point guards are set to go head-to-head for the first of three times this season when the Warriors travel to the Pacific Northwest to meet the Trail Blazers at Portland's Moda Center on Black Friday.
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One of 12 games scheduled for Friday, the Warriors and Blazers will air on NBA League Pass outside of regional markets.
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As for the game itself, you're always in for a show when Curry and Lillard are involved. Just last season, Curry erupted for a career-high 62 points against Lillard and the Trail Blazers, while the first 50-point game of Lillard's career came against Curry and the Warriors during the 2015-16 season.
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While Curry is again playing at an MVP level, Lillard is finding his footing after a slow start to the season and the Blazers are reaping the benefits.
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The Warriors, who have come in at first in the last two editions of SN's power rankings, enter Friday with a 6-1 record away from home. The Blazers, however, have a brilliant home court advantage with a 9-1 home record. The Moda Center isn't an easy place to get a win.
Which superstar point guard will lead their team to victory on Friday?
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What channel is Warriors vs. Trail Blazers on?
- TV channel: NBC Sports Bay Area, Root Sports Plus and NBA League Pass
- Live stream: NBA League Pass
Outside of the respective regional markets of the Warriors and Trail Blazers, this game is available to broadcast and stream globally on NBA League Pass.
Trail Blazers vs. Nuggets odds, line, spread: 2021 NBA picks, Nov. 23 predictions from model on 115-76 roll
SportsLine's computer model just revealed its NBA picks for Portland Blazers vs. Denver NuggetsTipoff is at 10 p.m. ET in Portland. Caesars Sportsbook lists Portland as a 5.5-point favorite at home, while the over-under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 212.5 in the latest Nuggets vs. Blazers odds. Before locking in any Nuggets vs. Trail Blazers picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven model.
What time does Warriors vs. Trail Blazers start?
- Date: Friday, Nov. 26
- Time: 10:00 p.m. ET | 7:00 p.m. PT
Warriors vs. Trail Blazers is scheduled to start at 10:00 p.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 26. The game will be played at the Moda Center in Portland.
Warriors schedule 2021-22
|Date ||Game ||Time (ET) ||National TV |
|Nov. 26 ||vs. Trail Blazers ||10:00 p.m. ||– |
|Nov. 28 ||at Clippers ||3:30 p.m. ||– |
|Nov. 30 ||at Suns ||10:00 p.m. ||TNT |
|Dec. 3 ||vs. Suns ||10:00 p.m. ||– |
|Dec. 4 ||vs. Spurs ||8:30 p.m. ||– |
|Dec. 6 ||vs. Magic ||10:00 p.m. ||– |
|Dec. 8 ||vs. Trail Blazers ||10:00 p.m. ||ESPN |
|Dec. 11 ||at 76ers ||8:30 p.m. ||ABC |
|Dec. 13 ||at Pacers ||7:00 p.m. ||– |
|Dec. 14 ||at Knicks ||7:30 p.m. ||TNT |
Trail Blazers schedule 2021-22
|Date ||Game ||Time (ET) ||National TV |
|Nov. 26 ||at Warriors ||10:00 p.m. ||– |
|Nov. 28 ||at Jazz ||9:00 p.m. ||– |
|Nov. 30 ||vs. Pistons ||10:00 p.m. ||– |
|Dec. 2 ||vs. Spurs ||10:00 p.m. ||NBA TV |
|Dec. 4 ||vs. Celtics ||10:00 p.m. ||– |
|Dec. 6 ||vs. Clippers ||10:00 p.m. ||– |
|Dec. 8 ||at Warriors ||10:00 p.m. ||ESPN |
|Dec. 12 ||vs. Timberwolves ||9:00 p.m. ||– |
|Dec. 14 ||vs. Suns ||10:00 p.m. ||TNT |
|Dec. 15 ||vs. Grizzlies ||10:00 p.m. ||– |
NBA schedule for 2021-22
After a truncated season in 2020-21, the NBA returns to its standard 82-game format for the 2021-22 campaign, which is the league's 75th anniversary season.
Here are some key dates for the 2021-22 NBA season:
- Regular season begins: Oct. 19
- NBA Trade Deadline: Feb. 10
- NBA All-Star 2022: Feb. 18-20
- Regular season concludes: April 10
- Play-In Tournament: April 12-15
- Playoffs begin: April 16
- NBA Finals begin: June 2
- 2022 NBA Draft: June 23
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According to a Friday report from ESPN, trade talks involving Ben Simmons have gained momentum in the last few days. What would it take for the Trail Blazers to get the three-time All-Star and would Simmons and Damian Lillard even make sense as a duo?ESPN reported on Friday late afternoon that Philadelphia's trade conversations have gained momentum over the last several days.