The Golden State Warriors will host the Portland Trail Blazers at Oracle Arena on Tuesday for Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.
The game is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. ET and will be televised on ESPN, but if you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of ESPN on your computer, phone, or streaming device via one of the following live-TV streaming services:
PS Vue — which doesn’t require an actual PlayStation console to sign up or watch — offers four different live-TV channel packages: All four include ESPN, but if you plan on keeping Vue for the NBA playoffs, you can get the “Core” bundle (65-plus channels, including ESPN, TNT and NBA TV) for $10 off your first two months right now.
You can start a free five-day trial of PS Vue right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the PS Vue website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation (3 or 4), or other supported device via the PS Vue app.
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 60-plus live TV channels, including ESPN.
You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
ESPN is included in the “Sling Orange” channel bundle.
You can start a free seven-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the Sling TV app.
Blazers vs Warriors Game 1 Preview
The Blazers pulled out a 100-96 victory in Game 7 of their second-round series against the Denver Nuggets.
With All-Star point guard Damian Lillard struggling to find his scoring rhythm, going 3-of-17 for 13 points, his backcourt mate CJ McCollum lit the Nugs up for 37 points on 17-of-29 shooting.
Lillard contributed in other facets, grabbing 10 rebounds and dishing eight assists while turning the ball over just once. He also his a 3-pointer with 3:20 remaining to put the Blazers up seven.
“It’s a luxury to have two guys like that who can find different ways to score in different ways,” Blazers head coach Terry Stotts said, according to the Associated Press. “CJ does it one way, Dame does it in another. On a night when Dame struggled shooting the ball CJ came up big.”
McCollum hit three midrange jumpers in the final three minutes, the last of which put his team up three with 12 seconds left. He also grabbed nine rebounds and came up with a chase-down block of a Jamal Murray layup that would have pulled Denver within two in the middle of the fourth.
The Blazers guard compared it to LeBron James’ now iconic block of Andre Iguodala in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals, and credited teammate Seth Curry with making the play possible.
“Seth did a good job of cutting off his lane and making him have to go over his head,” McCollum said, per AP. “He put it right there for me and I went and got it ‘Bron style. Shout out to my guy ‘Bron. It was a mini-version of ’Bron’s block on Iggy some years ago. Definitely didn’t get up as high but it was a cool play. I might get a picture of that.”
The Warriors advanced to the conference finals with a Game 7 victory of their own, besting the Houston Rockets 118-113 despite having lost Kevin Durant to a calf injury in Game 6. Two-time MVP Stephen Curry, Seth’s brother, scored 33 points, all in the second half.
“It’s a beautiful team to watch. They’ve got great chemistry,” Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said of the Blazers, according to The Oregonian. “There’s an energy about them that you can feel.”
He added: “They’ve got more motion, more movement than Houston, but two very dominant guards like Houston. In some ways, that series (against Houston) may have helped us prepare for this one.”
Durant will miss Game 1 of the Western Conference finals, but he could return by Game 2.
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