Wednesday night will be the second of three meetings during the 2021-22 season between the Warriors and the Blazers.
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Similar to the first game on ESPN of Wednesday’s NBA 13-game list, where the Heat host the Bucks, both West Coast teams enter this showdown on two completely different ends of the spectrum.
The Warriors are tied for the league’s best record at 20-4 and own the best defense in the league. Meanwhile, the Trail Blazers have lost six of their last seven games and are ranked 30th, last in the league in defensive rankings.
Led by early MVP favorite Stephen Curry, who is averaging a career-high 5.5 from 3-pointers per game, the Warriors have absolutely dominated the league. Owners of the league’s best net rating, largely in defense, Golden State ranks in the top 3 of major offensive categories as points per game (113.6, third), assists (29.0, first), shooting percentage. from the field (47.6%, 2nd) and a percentage of 3 points (37.6%, 3rd).
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This game is the final contest for the Warriors at the Chase Center before they begin a full schedule of roads ahead. After playing the Trail Blazers, they set off for a five-game road trip that is part of a stretch where they play just five of 19 games at home.
On the other hand, the Trail Blazers are full of problems to deal with. This game comes just days after the franchise parted ways with Neil Olshey, its general manager and president of basketball operations.
On the court, the team will prepare for this without its starting backcourt of Damian Lillard, having missed the last four games, and CJ McCollum, who did not travel with the team after a recent CT scan revealed a pneumothorax (collapsed to the right lung).
What channel is Warriors vs. Blazers?
- Television channel: ESPN
- Live broadcast: fuboTV
What time does Warriors vs. Blazers?
- Date: Wednesday December 8
- Weather: 10:00 pm ET | 7:00 pm Pacific Time
Warriors vs. Blazers is scheduled to begin at 10:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 8. The game will be played at the Chase Center in San Francisco.
Warriors next schedule 2021-22
|December 8||against warriors||10:00 pm||ESPN|
|December 11||to the 76ers||8:30 pm||ABC|
|December 13th||in Pacers||7:00 pm||NBA TV|
|December 14th||in the Knicks||7:30 pm||TNT|
|December 17||in the celtics||7:30 pm||ESPN|
(All the eastern time)
Upcoming Blazers schedule 2021-22
|December 8||in Warriors||10:00 pm||ESPN|
|December 12th||against Timberwolves||21:00||–|
|December 14th||against suns||10:00 pm||TNT|
|December 15||against Grizzlies||10:00 pm||–|
|December 17||against hornets||10:00 pm||–|
(All the eastern time)
NBA schedule for 2021-22
After a truncated season in 2020-21, the NBA has returned to its standard 82-game format for the 2021-22 campaign, which is the league’s 75th anniversary season.
Here are some key dates for the 2021-22 NBA season:
- Changes deadline: Feb. 10
- NBA All-Star 2022: February 18-20
- Regular season ends : April 10th
- Entrance tournament: April 12-15
- The playoffs begin: April 16th
- The NBA Finals begin: June 2nd
- NBA draft 2022: June 23