Portland Trail Blazers vs New York Knicks Prediction and match preview – July 17, 2022 | 2021-22 NBA season

The New York Knicks will face the Portland Trail Blazers for the second time in the 2022 NBA Summer League.

Both teams are ranked second and third in the standings. The Knicks’ only summer league loss came against the Trail Blazers.

In their first game, which was played on July 22, the Portland Trail Blazers beat the New York Knicks by 11 points. The Knicks had a 24-point performance from Quentin Grimes, but it wasn’t enough to stop Portland. The Blazers had five different double-digit players.

The upcoming clash will be exciting as both teams have been playing well in the Summer League.


Match Details

Match: Portland Trail Blazers vs. New York Knicks | NBA Summer League 2022.

Date and hour : Sunday July 17; 3:00 p.m. EDT (Monday, July 18; 12:30 a.m. IST).

Venue: Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada.


Portland Trail Blazers Preview

Damian Lillard supported his Trail Blazers during the 2022 NBA Summer League (Image via Getty Images)
Damian Lillard supported his Trail Blazers during the 2022 NBA Summer League (Image via Getty Images)

The Portland Trail Blazers have been one of the best teams in Las Vegas. They’ve only lost once in a 3-point loss to the Detroit Pistons.

The Trail Blazers are on a three-game winning streak and will look to extend it to four against the New York Knicks.

Their last game was against the Houston Rockets, where Keon Johnson upset the team with a 25-point performance. Portland won the game 85-77.

Key Player – Trendon Watford

Trendon Watford was one of the Trail Blazers’ best players in the Summer League. If he finds a way to avoid fouls, the New York Knicks could suffer their second loss.

In his first game against the Knicks, the forward scored 18 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. He was effective on the field, converting 54.5% of his shots.

Portland Trail Blazers Planned programming

Guardian: brandon williams | Guardian: Keon Johnson | Forward: Trendon Watford | Forward: Greg Brown III | Center: Luka Garza


New York Knicks Preview

Richard Jefferson refereed the last Knicks - Trail Blazers game (Image via Getty Images)
Richard Jefferson refereed the last Knicks – Trail Blazers game (Image via Getty Images)

The New York Knicks have lost just one game in the Summer League. They played well until they crashed in the fourth quarter and let the Trail Blazers get away with a win.

Despite the loss, the Knicks rank first in the +/- with 11.8. Their 32-point victory over the Chicago Bulls contributed to this league-leading ranking, and they will be looking to even the series against Portland.

Key Player – Quentin Grimes

Quentin Grimes has been one of the most consistent goalscorers in the Summer League. In three of his four games, the swingman has scored 24 points.

These guys get 🪣s in Summer LeagueMoses Moody 👉 27.5 PPGQuentin Grimes 👉 23.5 PPGKeegan Murray 👉 23.3 PPGJonathan Kuminga 👉 19.3 PPG https://t.co/hUrYCgDute

With 23.5 points per game, Grimes is the league’s fourth leading scorer. He’s also been good at keeping his teammates involved with 4.3 assists per game.

New York Knicks predicted roster

Guardian: Quentin Grimes | Guardian: Miles McBride | Forward: Feron hunting | Forward: Trevor Bowling | Center: Sims of Jericho


Trail Blazers vs. Knicks Game Prediction

Quentin Grimes will likely put on another fantastic show for the Knicks, and we can expect another 20-point game from him. However, the Knicks will have to stop Portland from beating them again in the fourth quarter.

The Trail Blazers, meanwhile, have incredible momentum with three straight wins. It will be hard to stop them, but if anyone can do it, it’s the Knicks.


Where to watch the Trail Blazers vs. the Knicks?

The Trail Blazers game against the Knicks will be broadcast on ESPN.


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