The Blazers are currently 1-2 in West Group A play and will face its final game tonight against the Suns in Phoenix. A loss eliminates the Blazers, and a win will keep faint hope alive.
A Blazers win and Jazz loss is the only way Portland can stay alive beyond tonight’s games. That combination of results, however, would mean the Lakers win the group with a 4-0 record.
But even if all of that happens, the Blazers would then finish group play at 2-2 and would need every other team in the Western Conference that doesn’t end up winning their group to be 2-2 at best. And even after that, the Blazers would need to have the best point differential. Portland is already at -26, so it would need a huge blowout and a whole lot of help for even a shot to get to the quarterfinals.