The heavyweights of the Western Conference collide as Portland Trail Blazers host Utah Jazz in the regular season game of the NBA on Wednesday. The Trail Blazers are in the fourth spot in the league table, and that is a good place to be given how thick the competition is here. With the likes of Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, LA Lakers and LA Clippers all jostling for position, it has been difficult for major teams to make their mark in the Western Conference this season. The franchise will be looking to make sure they aren’t going to choke in the playoffs because that is the business end of the competition.
Meanwhile, Utah Jazz has had a roller coaster ride so far in this campaign. They were the table toppers initially but slowed down tremendously afterwards. Lately though, they have picked up the pace and are sitting in the seventh spot of the table. They are doing well for a team of their stature, and if they are able to acquire another star in their roster, then this team can truly fight for the title in the coming years.
Match Timing: January 31, 2019, @ 9:00 AM IST
Venue – Moda Center, Portland
POR vs UTA DREAM11 Team News:
Head Coach Terry Stotts might be without Nik Stauskas. The starting five will see a change accordingly with Damian Lillard coming back.
The team will be missing Tony Bradley, Thabo Sefolsha, Dante Exum and Tony Bradley. The starting five will not see a change with the likes Jae Crowder and Kyle Korver making appearances from the bench.
POR vs UTA Dream11 Playing Team:
POR vs UTA Dream11 players to watch out for:
Jusuf Nurkic is having the best season of his career so far as the 24-year old is laying his fifth season in the NBA. He is averaging 15 points per game along with 11 rebounds this time out.
CJ McCollum has clearly upped his game so far as he is producing commendable displays. He is ensuring the management that he can lead the side in the absence of Lillard.
Donovan Mitchell is playing his second season in the NBA but he has shown what a star he truly is. He is averaging 22.5 points per game this season.
Ricky Rubio is a fifth overall pick of the NBA Draft of 2009. He has been a really good point guard as he is averaging 13 points along with 6 assists this season.
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POR vs UTA Dream11 Team:
POR vs UTA Dream11 Predictions:
Portland Trail Blazers will be winning this game as they are playing this fixture in their own backyard.