Portland 25, Brooklyn 25, 3:02 1st quarter: McCollum is up to 12 points, but is already on the bench. Trent and Hezonya register for Portland.
Portland 23, Brooklyn 19, 4:40 1st quarter: Lillard scored his first three-pointer in the game. He has five points.
Portland 20, Brooklyn 1
Brooklyn 15, Portland 14, 7:30 1st quarter: LeVert’s three-pointer gives the first lead to the networks. Lillard has his first two points. How long will tonight end?
Portland 10, Brooklyn 9, 9:36 First Quarter: McCollum, playing through a back injury, scored the first points of the game. He is 3 for 3 from the field for six points, which is a good sign, but he also has his first foul.
PG Damian Lillard
SG CJ McCollum
SF Carmelo Anthony
P. F. Zack Collins
C Yusuf Nurkic
PG Caris LeVert
Joe Joe Harris
The Temple of SF Garrett
PF Rodioni Kuruci
With Jarrett Allen
Updated: This post was updated after Phoenix closed its 128-102 victory over Dallas and Memphis ended its 119-106 victory over Milwaukee.
The Portland Trail Blazers season will end Thursday night if they fail to beat the Brooklyn Nets.
Memphis’ win in ninth place over Milwaukee earlier on Thursday, and Phoenix’s knockout in 10th place in Dallas means Portland will fall to 10th place and go out of the playoffs with a loss.
A win for the Blazers will leave them at number 8 and they will play № 9 Memphis in the game round. If Portland loses, the Grizzlies will jump to №8 and Phoenix will enter number 9.
Be sure to check back all day for updates before, during and after the Blazers game, which counsels at 6 p.m.
GAME DAY LINKS
Damian Lillard reaffirms his commitment to ride or die with the Portland Trail Blazers, but is that realistic?
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Brooklyn Nets: Game preview, weather, TV channel, how to watch online live broadcast
Playoff scenarios for the Portland Trail Blazers playoffs head to the final NBA seed game
What: Portland Trail Blazers (34-39) vs. Brooklyn Nets (35-36), 6:00 p.m. Thursday.
Where: The Field House, Orlando, Florida
TV Channel: NBC Sports Northwest (In Portland: Comcast 37/737), TNT (54/754)
Radio: Rip City Radio (KPOJ 620 AM)
How to watch a live broadcast online: You can watch this game live with your NBC Sports Live cable provider login or you can watch the game live for FREE for free with FuboTV (free trial). You can also get this Hulu + Live game (free trial) if you prefer these platforms and their pricing plans. There are many other streaming options you can try: www.nba.com/blazers/watch.
Blazers: Nassir Little (dehydration) is out. Strikers Trevor Ariza and Caleb Swanigan have given up on the NBA bubble.
Networks: Chris Chiosa (tightening of the right abductor) and Donta Hall (dislocation of the right ankle) are in question. Jamal Crawford (knee) is out.
– Aaron Fentres firstname.lastname@example.org | @AaronJFentress (Twitter), @AaronJFentress (Instagram), @AaronFentress (Facebook).
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