NBA TV will host Thursday’s first round NBA playoff matchup between the Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets with tip set for 10:30 p.m. ET. Game 3 will take place at the Moda Center in Portland, and will air on NBC Sports NW in the Trail Blazers market and on Altitude in the Nuggets market.
If you aren’t around a TV to check out this NBA matchup, you can stream the game online on the NBA TV site, but keep in mind that you’ll need a subscription. Occasionally, they’ll promote a free trial for the subscription. If you don’t have a login to live stream the game through the NBA TV website, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the game.
The Trail Blazers will try bounce back in Game 3 after losing 128-109 in Game 2 Monday night. Damian Lillard tried to will Portland to a win with 42 points on 11-of-24 shooting from the field and 9-of-16 shooting from three-point range. He also added a team-high 10 assists. CJ McCollum was the team’s second-leading scorer with 21 points, but the Blazers’ bench was non-existent in the loss. Carmelo Anthony had five points in 21 minutes and Enes Kanter had four points and five rebounds in 18 minutes.
The Nuggets played with aggression and imposed their will on the Trail Blazers in their Game 2 win. MVP candidate and All-star Nikola Jokic was one of six Nuggets’ players in double figures, with 38 points (15-20 FG, 2-4 3pt). Michael Porter Jr. scored 18 points, while Paul Millsap and Monte Morris combined for 27 points off the bench. Denver will need a similar output in Game 3, which is in Portland.