The Portland Trail Blazers return from the NBA All-Star Break tonight to face the Sacramento Kings in what is supposed to be the start of their push for the 2023 NBA Playoffs. Momentum may be delayed like a snowed-in plane on the tarmac, however, as the Blazers will be playing without Damian Lillard, Jerami Grant, Jusuf Nurkic, and Anfernee Simons. For those counting, that’s four-fifths of their starting lineup, and the only four-fifths that they didn’t just trade for at the recently-completed NBA Trade Deadline.
But that’s ok. They’re going to play the game anyway, which means you can talk about it right here in our GameDay Open Thread. This is the second half thread. Stay tuned for a recap and analysis after the game! See conversation guidelines and tips just below. Have fun!
Sacramento Kings vs. Portland Trail Blazers - Thursday, February 23 - 7:00 p.m. PT
How to watch on TV: Root Sports Plus, NBA League Pass
Blazers injuries: Justise Winslow (out), Ibou Badji (out), Jusuf Nurkic (out), Anfernee Simons (out)
Kings injuries: KZ Okpala (out)
SBN Affiliate: Sactown Royalty
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