NBA TV will host Tuesday’s first round NBA playoff matchup between the Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets with tip off set for 9:00 p.m. ET. The game will take place at the Ball Arena in Denver, and will air on NBC Sports NW in the Blazers market and on Altitude in the Nuggets market.
If you aren’t around a TV to check out this NBA matchup, you can stream the game online on the NBA TV site, but keep in mind that you’ll need a subscription. Occasionally, they’ll promote a free trial for the subscription. If you don’t have a login to live stream the game through the NBA TV website, 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 Trail Blazers have a chance to take the series lead on Tuesday night despite entering as the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference. Portland won Game 4 on Saturday night with a 20-point win at home. This was despite a poor shooting performance from Damian Lillard, who had been fantastic in the first three games of the series. The Trail Blazers should feel good about themselves knowing they can win a playoff game without a big-time performance from their star.
Denver can take control of the series with a home victory in Game 5, and they have plenty of pressure on them to avoid getting upset in the opening round. The Nuggets are also dealing with injuries to key players at a not-so-ideal time. In addition to losing Jamal Murray to a season-ending injury during the regular season, Will Barton and PJ Dozier have been unavailable so far during this opening round series.