Portland Trail Blazers v Phoenix Suns Prediction & Match Preview – May 13, 2021
The Portland Trail Blazers will look to continue their 2020-21 NBA victories when they take on the Phoenix Suns at the Phoenix Suns Arena on Thursday.
The Suns emerged victorious in their two previous meetings against the Trail Blazers this season.
Contraption – Portland Trail Blazer vs. Phoenix Suns | 2020-21 NBA season.
Appointment time – Thursday, May 13, 10:00 p.m. (Wednesday, May 14, 7:30 a.m. IST).
Venue – Phoenix Suns Arena, Phoenix, AZ.
Portland Trail Blazer Preview
The Portland Trail Blazers have been in good shape lately, winning nine of their last ten games. The Trail Blazers have beaten teams like the Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics and the LA Lakers during this period.
That run helped them reach fifth place in the Western Conference leaderboard and break away from the play-in tournament spots. The Trail Blazers took a morally positive win against leaders Utah Jazz in their last game.
Strong performances from Damian Lillard (30 points), CJ McCollum (26 points) and Carmelo Anthony (18 points) helped the Trail Blazers beat the Jazz 105-98.
The Portland Trail Blazers did well on defense as well, which could come in handy against the Phoenix Suns.
Key player – Damian Lillard
Damian Lillard was the main architect of the Portland Trail Blazer resurgence. He has led the team from the front and is successful on both ends of the floor.
Lillard has averaged 29.4 points, 7.6 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game in his last ten appearances. His matchup with veteran Chris Paul could be decisive for the outcome of this match.
Point guard – Damian Lillard l Shooting Guard – CJ McCollum l Little striker – Norman Powell l Power forward – Robert Covington l center – Jusuf Nurkic.
Phoenix Suns preview
The Phoenix Suns have been battling for form lately, winning only once in their last three games.
They lost a 112-116 loss to the Golden State Warriors in their last game. Devin Booker (34 points), Chris Paul (24 points, ten templates) and Jae Crowder (20 points) made important contributions. But a late wave of warriors, led by Stephen Curry, finally overwhelmed the suns.
The Phoenix Suns were very effective as an offensive unit. But their defense has been poor, especially in their three most recent losses, which isn’t good for their hopes of beating the in-form Trail Blazers.
Key player – Chris Paul