Portland Trail Blazers vs Golden State Warriors Prediction & Match Preview – October 15th, 2021 | NBA Preseason 2021-22
The Golden State Warriors welcome the visiting Portland Trail Blazers to the Chase Center in San Francisco on October 15 on the final day of the 2021-22 NBA preseason. The Warriors are looking to finish the preseason undefeated, while the Blazers have yet to win heading into the final.
Fixture: Portland Trail Blazers vs Golden State Warriors| NBA Preseason 2021-22
Date & Time: Friday, October 15th, 10:00 PM ET (Saturday, October 16th, 7:30 AM IST)
Venue: Chase Center, San Francisco, CA
Portland Trail Blazers preview
The Portland Trail Blazers remain winless after three preseason games following a 119-74 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Thursday. The Blazers also lost to the Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings in their first two preseason games.
It’s been a rough start for new Blazers head coach Chauncey Billups, who was hired this summer despite a backlash due to some personal problems more than 20 years ago. Billups is in a difficult position as the Blazers will need to play very well this season to convince Damian Lillard to stay.
Preseason results are generally unimportant, but the Portland Trail Blazers need to win their last game before the start of the season. A win would give them the much-needed boost as they find themselves in a tough Western Conference that has so many great teams.
Golden State Warriors Preview
The Golden State Warriors are one of the few teams left undefeated in the 2021-22 preseason. The Warriors are looking for their fifth exhibition victory against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Golden State already defeated the Blazers 121-107 in their first preseason game on October 4. The Warriors followed up with a victory against the Denver Nuggets on October 6 and two consecutive victories against the LA Lakers.
In their most recent win against the Lakers, the Golden State Warriors rested Stephen Curry and Draymond Green. Despite the absence of two of their best players, the Warriors posted a 111-99 victory. Curry and Green are expected to return to the lineup for their preseason finale against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Blazers vs Warriors match prediction
The Portland Trail Blazers flew in their game against the Phoenix Suns. They are expected to come out shooting the Golden State Warriors with Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum leading the way.
However, the Warriors have shown their depth throughout the preseason. They beat the LA Lakers twice, with Stephen Curry and Draymond Green out for one of them. Curry and Green are expected to play in the final, so Golden State should finish the preseason undefeated.
Where to watch Blazers vs Warriors?
The Portland Trail Blazers vs Golden State Warriors game will be broadcast live on NBA TV. Meanwhile, fans in Portland can watch the games locally through ROOT Sports, while Warriors fans in San Francisco can tune in to NBC Sports Bay Area. Blazers vs Warriors can also be streamed on the NBA League Pass.