10 p.m., Moda Center
TV: Fox Sports Southeast Radio: WFNZ-AM 610.
G K. Walker
G D. Lillard
G N. Batum
G C. McCollum
F P. Hairston
F A. Aminu
F M. Williams
F N. Vonleh
C S. Hawes
C M. Plumlee
Matchup to Watch
Damian Lillard vs. Kemba Walker: A matchup of two of the NBA’s top scoring point guards.
▪ This will be Nic Batum’s first time playing as an opponent in Portland after spending his first seven NBA seasons as a Trail Blazer.
▪ It’s possible Hornets small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will play his first game this season after having shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum in October. The Hornets list Kidd-Gilchrist as questionable for the Trail Blazers game.
▪ The most impactful of several off-season trades for the Hornets swapped Batum for Gerald Henderson and Noah Vonleh.
▪ Jeremy Lin will miss Friday’s game after suffering a sprained ankle Wednesday in Salt Lake City.
Did you know?
The Trail Blazers are steadily improving; they have won four of their last five home games.