New Orleans Pelicans vs Portland Trail Blazers Playoffs Game 1 – NBA Full Games April.4.2018

The Blazers play host to the Pelicans in Game 1 of the Western Conference first-round playoffs Saturday at Moda Center. The Portland Trail Blazers and the Pelicans went 2-2 in their season series, each winning one game on the road. They both put together very impressive seasons despite dealing with injuries. The Pelicans will remain without Cousins for the duration of the playoffs, while the Portland Trail Blazers are missing Maurice Harkless (knee) for the time being. The Portland Trail Blazers finished the season with a 49-33 record, third place in the Western Conference. They started the season with a 6-1 record and despite a couple of slumps, looked great all season.
Lillard led the way for the length of the season, earning his first all-star appearance, while averaging 26.9 points, 6.6 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game. Jusuf Nurkic provided a strong presence in the paint in his first full season with Portland, averaging 14.3 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game. C.J. McCollum was solid as well, averaging 21.4 points on 44 percent shooting.

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