Preview, predictions, TV and injury report for tonight's Sacramento Kings v Portland Trail Blazers game

Sunday, 14 April 2024 at 14:00
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On the last day of the 2023/24 NBA season, which will be played this Sunday and will see the 30 teams that make up the competition in action, Sacramento Kings and Portland Trail Blazers will face each other in a crucial duel for the locals. The visitors will rest all their main players to conclude their campaign. Therefore, the two stars of the game will be Sacramento's De'Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis.
The Blazers will serve as visitors in a game that will be a simple formality for a franchise that has had very bad luck with injuries this year. They have hardly been able to compete at any point this season, and their position in the Western Conference reflects it: 15th with a 21-60 record, tied with the San Antonio Spurs (14th).
The Kings, meanwhile, have a lot at stake. The California franchise is 9th in the West with a 45-36 record. Behind them, the Golden State Warriors have the same record. Ahead, Los Angeles Lakers are 8th with 46-35. Sacramento must win their game and wait for the Lakers to lose to get out of the 9th-10th play-in duel.
Expert predictions (Possible lineups and result).
The main predictions for tonight's game place the Sacramento Kings as the clear favorite to win. Portland Trail Blazers will rest all their main players to conclude their season, while the locals have a lot at stake in this game.
In addition, the potential lineups will be as follows:
  • Kings: De'Aaron Fox, Keon Ellis, Keegan Murray, Harrison Barnes, Domantas Sabonis.
  • Blazers: Dalano Banton, Rayan Rupert, Kris Murray, Duop Reath, Moses Brown.
Schedule and TV.
The game will be played at 3:30 PM ET, and can be followed on NBCS-CA, ROOT Sports NW, and ROOT Sports NW+.
Injury report.
  • Kings: Malik Monk (knee), out. Kevin Huerter (shoulder), out until the end of the season.
  • Blazers: Anfernee Simons (knee), Scoot Henderson (hip), Jabari Walker (knee) and DeAndre Ayton (back) are questionable. Malcolm Brogdon (elbow), Matisse Thybulle (ankle), Jerami Grant (hamstring) and Shaedon Sharpe (abdominal), ruled out. Robert Williams (knee) and Toumani Camara (rib) are out for the season.