The Portland Trail Blazers will attempt to extend a four-game win streak when they head out on the road. The first opponent they'll face will be seeking to bounce back from the end to a four-game run.
The Boston Celtics will also try to earn a 10th consecutive home victory against the Blazers on Friday night.
Portland's streak appeared that it might be in jeopardy Wednesday until Damian Lillard made a layup with 6.5 seconds left in a 90-89 win over Phoenix. The Blazers have earned only one of their four straight wins on the road and will play their next four away from home.
"We've got a chance to really pull away from some teams out here in the West," guard Wesley Matthews said. "We're playing good basketball and we feel confident that we can beat any team that we play against. We feel confident on the road."
Portland (6-2) will make its first stop in Boston, where the Celtics (4-5) had their rally from an 0-4 start slowed with an 89-83 defeat...