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Moda Center will host a matchup between the Miami Heat and the Portland Trail Blazers, the team with the best record in the league. The Trail Blazers come into the game with a 24-5 record and are looking to continue their great season. Over the last 10 games, they have strung together some nice wins, going 8-2 during that span. Over in the other locker room, the Heat have played exceptionally well this season and enter the game with a 22-7 record. They have also been nearly unstoppable lately, winning eight of their last 10. This game is scheduled to start at 10:00 pm EST and SunSports and KGW will be providing coverage of the contest.

After topping the Clippers, 116-112, the Trail Blazers look for another solid effort. LaMarcus Aldridge played a key role, recording his 17th double-double on the year with 32 points and 10 rebounds. Meanwhile, the Heat are coming off a 108-103 loss to the Kings. LeBron James had a good shooting night, leading the game with 33 points.

It might turn into a shootout as a pair of the NBA's top offenses match up. Portland ranks first in the league with 110.2 points per 100 possessions, while Miami is second in that metric (108.4). Furthermore, getting to the line could play a crucial role for the Heat. They rank fifth in the league in FTA rate (31.2). However, the Trail Blazers are among the best in the NBA at keeping opponents off the charity stripe (ranking fourth at 24.4).


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