Portland Trail Blazers vs Sacramento Kings: Game Overview, Time, TV Channel, How To Watch Free Live Stream Online


The Portland Trail Blazers, for all their problems, are still able to reach the prelims of the NBA playoffs, which doesn’t speak well of the Western Conference’s depth post-season process.

The Blazers (14-24) are 10th place over San Antonio (15-23) by a game and 11th place against Sacramento (16-25) by half a game. The 11th-place team in the East, the New York Knicks (19-21) have a much better record.

So even after going 4-16 in their last 20 games and sitting 10 games under .500, the Blazers are still alive and well for a playoff shot.

The Kings, who have also struggled, will be next to face the Blazers on Sunday night. Guard De’Aaron Fox has scored 30 points in each of the last three games, but Sacramento has lost all three and is 5-11 in its last 16 games.

The Kings, 2-0 against the Blazers this season, have allowed 113.9 points per game (28th). It is just behind Portland which allows 113.3 (27th). However, the Blazers’ offense can’t be trusted most nights with Damian Lillard (midsection) and CJ McCollum (collapsed lung) out of the roster.

DENNIS SMITH JR.

The Blazers secured Dennis Smith Jr.’s contract on Friday and he responded by scoring 10 points with four assists in the team’s loss to Cleveland.

Smith’s lockdown ensures the Blazers have a point guard for Anfernee Simons if Lillard is held up for a long time. But Billups said the uncertainty surrounding Lillard wasn’t the only reason to secure Smith’s contract.

“Dennis earned it,” Billups said. “He came to training camp and there were so many days he was the best player in the gym.”

Even after making the team, Smith, a 2017 first-round pick, never gave up.

“He’s been really good for us,” Billups said. “I think he’s one of our most competitive guys. When he plays, he plays with a lot of fire. He pushes the pace. Push the tempo. He’s a playmaker. He shoots everyone. I’m glad his hard work paid off and we guaranteed him the rest of the year because he certainly deserved it.

In 20 games, with three starts, Smith averages 5.6 points and 3.3 assists in 17.2 minutes per game.

BLAZERS FROM PORTLAND TRAIL VS. SACRAMENTO KINGS

What: Trail Blazers (14-24) vs Kings (16-25), 6 p.m. Sunday

Or: Moda center.

Radio: Rip City Radio (KPOJ 620 AM).

TV channel: Root Sports (in Portland: Comcast 734/34; DirecTV 687).

Watch the match live online: You can watch this game live for FREE with fuboTV (free trial). You can also get this game on DirecTV Stream’s “CHOICE” package (promotional offers), if you run out of trials on fuboTV or simply prefer this platform and its pricing plans. If you already have a cable or satellite provider that broadcasts Root Sports and want to watch it online, you can watch this game live on Root Sports Live.

CHANCES

Moneyline: POR +120 | CAS -145

Propagated: CAS -1.5 | Above / Below: 224.5

INJURIES

Jackets: Damian Lillard (abdominal tendinopathy – injury management), CJ McCollum (right lung pneumothorax) and Larry Nance Jr. (right knee; inflammation) came out.

Kings: N / A

FOLLOWING

The Blazers end their stay at home on Monday against Brooklyn before starting a six-game trip Thursday in Denver.

– Aaron Fentress | [email protected] | @AaronJFentress (Twitter), @AaronJFentress (Instagram), @AaronFentress (Facebook).

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