9 P.M. VS. PORTLAND• MODA CENTER • Fsn (830-am)
Preview: The Blazers are back from a cross-country trip that took them to Brooklyn on Monday for just one game, a re-scheduled game against the Nets that was postponed from January because of an approaching snowstorm that buried New England. The 106-96 loss came with the Blazers shorthanded and missing injured LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum and Chris Kaman. None of those three players are listed on the Blazers' injury report for Wednesday's game
Players to watch: Blazers All-Star G Damian Lillard's 36 points in Monday's loss at Brooklyn were a season high. He did so on 14-for-26 shooting, including 6-for-11 on three-pointers, in 39 minutes while the Blazers played without starters Aldridge and Batum.
Injuries: Wolves F Kevin Garnett missed his 14th consecutive game Tuesday and is questionable because of a sore knee. G Ricky Rubio (sore ankle), C Dieng, F Anthony Bennett (sprained ankle), G Gary Neal (sprained ankle), F Muhammad (finger surgery) are out. So, too, is C Nikola Pekovic, who is scheduled for surgery Wednesday in Charlotte, N.C., on his Achilles tendon. Blazers G Wes Matthews (torn Achilles tendon) and F Dorrell Wright (fractured hand) are out.