The Portland Trail Blazers enter their final regularly scheduled summer league game Thursday night with a shot at reaching Sunday’s championship game when they face the Houston Rockets tonight on Thursday, July 14 at 6:30 pm PT/9:30 pm ET and and live broadcast on NBATV.
The Blazers (2-1) entered Thursday in a 17-way tie for first place. The top two teams qualify for the championship while the other 28 will each play in a fifth game this weekend.
The Blazers, based on a point differential of plus-8.3, sit in a tie for third with Memphis. New York (2-1) leads with an 11.3 point differential followed by second-place New Orleans (2-1) at 9.7.
The Blazers’ two victories came against the Knicks and Pelicans, so they hold the head-to-head tiebreaker against both.
If the Blazers win Thursday night, they would have a great shot at qualifying for the championship game. But other tiebreakers will come into play involving many other teams that will also finish 2-1.
The Blazers’ best shot would come with a victory by as many points as possible.
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Moneylines: POR: -125 | HOU: +105
Point spread: POR: -1.5 | HOU: +1.5
PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS VS. HOUSTON ROCKETS
What: Trail Blazers (2-1) vs. Rockets (2-1),
When: Thursday, July 14 at 6:30 pm PT/9:30 pm ET
Where: Thomas & Mack Center | Las Vegas, Nevada
TV channel: NBATV
How to watch live stream online: You can watch this game live for FREE with DirecTV Stream (free trial), or with fuboTV (free trial). You can also watch this game with Sling (promotional offers) if you are out of fuboTV trials, or simply prefer those platforms and their pricing plans. If you already have cable or satellite service, you can also watch the event live on NBATV with your cable or satellite provider login information.
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— Aaron Fentress | afentress@Oregonian.com | @AaronJFentress (Twitter), @AaronJFentress (Instagram), @AaronFentress (Facebook).
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