Bradley Beal and the Phoenix Suns will be playing against Scoot Henderson and the Portland Trail Blazers tonight. As many NBA fans should certainly be aware the Suns managed to acquire Beal from the Washington Wizards this NBA offseason in return for Chris Paul. By pairing Bradley with Devin Booker and Kevin Durant, the Suns have now established a new big 3 in the Western Conference.
However, the team still has to prove itself in the regular season. At the moment, the Phoenix Suns currently hold a record of 7 wins and 6 losses. That gives them the 7th position in the Western Conference. Their opponents for tonight will be the Blazers, a team with a record of 3 wins and 10 losses.
As the Suns and Blazers get ready to play tonight, fans might be interested in finding out more about the injury reports and expected starting lineups for both sides. Let us take a closer look and also take note of a prediction for this game.
Bradley Beal is listed out for the Phoenix Suns vs Portland Trail Blazers game tonight
Suns fans will be disappointed to hear that Beal is dealing with an injury and is not expected to play against the Portland Trail Blazers. Although we are more than a dozen games into the NBA season, the Suns’ big 3 have barely been on the court together due to injuries.
According to the injury reports, Beal is listed out and is going through a lower back injury. Since he is not expected to play, the rest of the available players on the Suns will have to get this win without him. That said, here are the complete injury reports and expected starting lineups for both sides.
Phoenix Suns injury report
- Bradley Beal (out)
- Damion Lee (out)
- Yuta Watanabe (out)
Phoenix Suns expected starting lineup
- Devin Booker
- Grayson Allen
- Eric Gordon
- Kevin Durant
- Jusuf Nurkic
Portland Trail Blazers injury report
- Scoot Henderson (out)
- Anfernee Simmons (out)
- Malcolm Brogdon (out)
- Robert Williams III (out)
- Ish Wainright (out)
Portland Trail Blazers expected starting lineup
- Shaedon Sharpe
- Skylar Mays
- Jerami Grant
- Toumani Camara
- Deandre Ayton
Although the Suns will not have Bradley Beal for this game, the Blazers will be missing several important players such as Anfernee Simmons and Scoot Henderson. Nonetheless, here are the predictions for this match.
The Suns are clear-cut favorites over the Blazers tonight
In all fairness, this is quite an easy prediction to make. Even if both sides were healthy, there is no denying that the Suns are significantly superior to the Blazers in terms of standings, talent, and experience. Even without Beal, Devin Booker and Kevin Durant are expected to be the best duo on the court and lead their team to victory.
While there is a small chance for the Blazers to win this game, the odds are most certainly against them. If the rest of the Blazers roster steps up to the occasion, they can make this a good game. Be that as it may, we have the Phoenix Suns defeating the Portland Trail Blazers tonight.