Phoenix Suns vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction & Match Preview

Phoenix Suns vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction & Match Preview – October 23rd, 2021 | NBA Season 2021-22

The Phoenix Suns will fly to the Moda Center on Saturday to face Damian Lillard’s Portland Trail Blazers on the second night of consecutive games in NBA 2021-22.

The Suns are coming off a resounding 115-105 victory over the LA Lakers at Staples Center. Meanwhile, the Portland Trail Blazers dropped their first game of the season against the Sacramento Kings in a disappointing performance.

Match Details

Fixture: Phoenix Suns vs Portland Trail Blazers | NBA Season 2021-22.

Date & Time: Saturday, October 23rd; 10:00 PM ET (Sunday, October 24th; 7:30 AM IST).

Venue: Moda Center, Portland, OR.

Phoenix Suns preview

The reigning Western Conference champions looked healthy and confident as they hit the Lakers in the latter’s backyard for their first win of the season. The Phoenix Suns led by 30 points at a time when the Lakers never had a semblance of control in the game.

It was an impressive comeback win for the Suns after their opening day loss to the Nuggets. Mikal Bridges, Devin Booker, and Chris Paul recorded more than 20 points, and the team shot a collective 49% from the field against the Lakers.

The Suns will now fly to Portland to play the second leg back-to-back against a team that has struggled to navigate properly.

Portland Trail Blazers preview

The Portland Trail Blazers looked ready for another disappointing regular season. Despite Dame’s visible frustrations towards the front office, his biggest offseason signing was Code Zeller, and the status quo doesn’t look any better than it was.

During their first game of the season against the humble Sacramento Kings, the Blazers defense allowed Harrison Barnes to lose a career-high 36 points while the Kings shot 42% from distance.

Against the emerging Phoenix Suns, there will be little room for error. If the Blazers don’t show positive signs with head coach Chauncey Billups, they run a high risk of losing Damian Lillard in the long run.

Suns vs Trail Blazers match prediction

The Phoenix Suns seem to have found their way by convincing the Lakers. They are expected to come out of Portland with their second win of the regular season. The Blazers could struggle to contain the Suns’ emerging team’s inside-out offense and are expected to come in second.

Where to watch Suns vs Trail Blazers?

The NBA regular-season game between the Phoenix Suns and the Portland Trail Blazers will be televised nationally on NBA TV and locally on Root Sports Phoenix and Bolly Sports Arizona. You can also broadcast this match live through the NBA League Pass.

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