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How to watch Trail Blazers vs. Rockets via live online stream

We go over how you can watch Thursday’s TNT game between the Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets.

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John Wall #1 of the Houston Rockets reacts during the second quarter of a game against the Washington Wizards at Toyota Center on January 26, 2021 in Houston, Texas.  Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

TNT is broadcasting an NBA doubleheader Thursday evening. It opens with the Houston Rockets hosting the Portland Trail Blazers and closes with the Phoenix Suns hosting the Golden State Warriors. The evening tips in Houston at 7:30 p.m. ET. If you aren’t around a TV to check out this primetime NBA matchup, you can stream the game via WatchTNT. But keep in mind that you need a cable-login subscription.

If you don’t have a cable subscription, there are quite a few streaming services offering free trials for one or two weeks. You can check YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV and be able to stream this Thursday night NBA double header on TNT.

The Houston Rockets (7-9) enter Thursday’s primetime matchup on a three-game winning stream against the Pistons, Mavericks and Wizards. These three teams have combined for a 15-35 record, however, so their win streak may not mean much. As center Christian Wood has been out with an ankle injury, Demarcus Cousins has filled the role well with back-to-back double-doubles and three consecutive games with 10 or more rebounds. Wood is set to return Thursday, averaging 23.5 points and 10.8 rebounds per game, but it remains to be seen how many minutes they’ll look to give Cousins with his recent performance.

Their last outing with the Trail Blazers was December 26, ahead of the James Harden trade. Harden posted 44 points and 17 assists in their previous meeting. Perhaps Victor Oladipo can leave a similar mark? It’ll certainly be an uphill battle.

The Trail Blazers are sitting with a 9-7 record, ranking fifth in the Western Conference. It’s their first game of a seven-game stretch on the road. Damian Lillard has led the team in points and assists in each game since mid-January against the Hawks, while Enes Kanter has led in rebounds as their starting center is out indefinitely with a wrist injury. They’ll also be without forward Robert Covington, who’s already been ruled out with a concussion.