Blazers vs Pacers is the 2nd Scrimmage game today with both sides itching to get on the court. Here we look at the preview and where to watch the game.
On Day 1 of scrimmages Pelicans, Nuggets, Clippers, and Heats won their respective matches. Fans were ecstatic to see basketball come back into their lives and Day 2 of the Scrimmage promises more action.
The Blazers and Pacers would be hoping to get some important minutes under their belt before the season restart on July 30. With both teams in the playoff mix, the coaches would want the players to get a feel for their surroundings on the NBA Bubble court in Orlando.
Trail Blazers vs Pacers Scrimmage preview
Blazers (29-37) will face Pacers (39-26) today at 3:30 PM (ET). Blazers sit at No. 9 spot in Western Conference whereas Indiana Pacers are the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference.
Indian Pacers should in all probability qualify for the playoffs, but would want a better seeding in order to have a higher chance of making a deep playoff run. Portland Trail Blazers on the other hand need to fight their way against Grizzlies, Pelicans, and Kings if they want a spot in the Playoffs.
Where to watch Blazers vs Pacers Scrimmage on TV and Online?
The game is scheduled at 3:30 PM (ET) and can be watched on the following platforms:
- NBA League Pass
- NBA TV
- Live stream on Fubo.tv
- Live stream on Pacers.com
- TV: NBC Sports Northwest
Team News- Portland Trail Blazers
Its just a scrimmage game but the Blazers will look to get in shape as their season before the lockdown wasn’t that impressive. The returns of center Jusuf Nurkic and forward Zach Collins should however, provide them with a boost in the bubble.
Nurkic was out from March 2019 after breaking his leg and Zach was also suffering from a separated shoulder that kept both the players out of action for some time.
Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum and Hasan Whiteside have been itching to get on the court all through the lockdown and with a number 8 spot up for grabs, they would be highly motivated to set things right in the NBA Bubble.
Team News- Indiana Pacers
All-Star big man Domantas Sabonis is likely to miss today’s game due to plantar fasciitis. Some other players have also developed minor soft tissue injuries which could affect Nate McMillan’s strategy for the Scrimmage games.
Goga Bitadze and JaKarr Sampson are the players affected with soft tissue injuries, but other than that the Pacers should be able to field a full strength side.
It will be interesting to see how the Blazers and Pacers approach the first shortened Scrimmage game. Players could be a little rusty, especially with their shooting, but all in all, it should be an entertaining game with both sides hoping to get some good match practice under their belt.
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