ESPN will host Wednesday’s matchup between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Utah Jazz with tip off set for 9:30 p.m. ET. The game will take place at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, and will air on NBC Sports Northwest in the Trail Blazers market and on AT&T Sportsnet Rocky Mountain in the Jazz market.
If you aren’t around a TV to check out this NBA matchup, you can stream the game via WatchESPN or the ESPN app. But keep in mind that you need a cable-login subscription. If you don’t have a cable login to access ESPN for a live stream, 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 Jazz ruled out G Donovan Mitchell for the remainder of the regular season due to an ankle injury on Tuesday. Utah is 2.0 games up on the Phoenix Sun for 1st place in the West with three games to go. The Jazz clearly aren’t worried too much about seeding, though the health of Mitchell for the playoffs is a bit more important.
The Blazers have much more to play for. Portland has a shot at getting the 5-seed and ending up playing the Denver Nuggets, avoiding the Los Angeles Clippers or Suns in the first round (as well as the play-in tournament). The Blazers have won four in a row and are clearly in playoff mode heading into Wednesday night vs. the Jazz. If Portland wins tonight, it would move 0.5 game clear of the Dallas Mavericks for the 5-seed. A loss moves the Blazers closer to the play-in.