Game preview, time, TV channel, and how to get a free live stream online from the Portland Trail Blazers against Golden State Warriors

Game preview, time, TV channel, and how to get a free live stream online from the Portland Trail Bla ...

TUALATIN - Where do we go from here?

First, their postseason dreams were on life support and they appeared to fall behind the Western Conference standings. Then, won four games in a row to gain the top spot. Now, the Blazers have.

All five of the starters who started the season are now out with injuries (Damian Lillard) or have been traded (CJ McCollum, Norman Powell, and Robert Covington). In fact, the only remaining member of the team's original nine-man rotation is guard Anfernee Simons.

The Blazers return to action Thursday night against Golden State in a 7 p.m. game, but are headed in the correct direction with Nurkic. However, with Nurkic out, the Blazers will win many of their upcoming games.

Yes, the Blazers were expecting a similar fate after they traded away McCollum, Powell, and Covington. The Blazers responded by stating that the replacements were more than capable. However, Nurkic was a major reason for the team's recent success.

Drew Eubanks, a 6-foot-9 star, has been signed with a 10-day contract, allowing depth. He and rookie Trendon Watford will be keeping the center position until Nurkic returns. If he returns.

At home, this combination might be problematic against Golden State and Denver, then at Phoenix, and for two games at Minnesota, before heading the team to Utah.

Despite the obvious roster shortcomings, Billups said the tournament still needs to take on the game.

I feel like we've been doing some amazing basketball on both sides of the floor, Billups said. I believe we're going really fast. Were going with a lot of effort. I want to keep this up. As we as a staff are trying to define just how we play here, it doesn't really matter who is on the floor. We must continue to do that, said the CEO.

Billups said he hadn't paid attention to the standings for a long time until glancing at them during the All-Star break. He said, he must be patient with the players and do their best to win games.

Im going to have to learn a lot of things this year, my first year. I just dont believe in that. Im still trying to get rid of a game. So, here's how I can get it done. I'm still hoping for the best outcome.

The Warriors, who will be without Draymond Green (back), have been one of the best teams in the NBA this season, but they have dropped four out of five games.

BLAZERS FOR PORTLAND vs. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS

What: Trail Blazers (25-34) vs. Warriors (42-17), 7 p.m., Thursday.

Where is Moda Center?

Rip City Radio (KPOJ 620 AM)

TNT (in Portland: Comcast 754/54, DirecTV 245) is a television channel.

How to watch live stream on Netflix: You can (free trial) and can get this game on (promotional offers) if you are out of free trials, or simply prefer that platform and their pricing plans. This match can be seen live on with your cable or satellite provider login.

ODDS

POR +317 | GSW -417 | Moneyline: POR +317 | GSW

GSW -9.5 | Over/Under: 223.5

INJURIES

Keon Johnson (right ankle; sprain) is likely; Eric Bledsoe (left Achilles; tendinopathy), Joe Ingles (left knee; ACL surgery), Damian Lillard (core muscle recovery), Nassir Little (left shoulder recovery), Didi Louzada (left foot; plantar fasciitis) is out.

Draymond Green (left L5-s1; disc - injury recovery); Andre Iguodala (low back; tightness), Quinndary Weatherspoon (G League - two-way) and James Wiseman (right knee - injury recovery) are out.

NEXT UP

On Sunday, the Blazers beat Denver (33-25), then embark on a four-game road trip to Phoenix (48-10).

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