The NBA Playoffs 2016 live stream and televised action will continue with Game 2 of the Rockets vs. Warriors series on Monday evening, capping off a trio of matchups. In their first meeting, Golden State was able to decimate a visiting Houston team, but Stephen Curry tweaked his ankle, leading to concerns over his injury status. While the Warriors still have plenty of talent in their lineup, they’ll see if they can manage to snag a second-straight win without their reigning MVP. Meanwhile, James Harden will look to take over along with big man Dwight Howard to see if they can get a rare win over Golden State. This 2016 NBA playoffs live stream and televised coverage will be available on TNT Monday night.
On Monday April 18, ESPN reported that Stephen Curry will be sidelined for this second game against the Houston Rockets due to the ankle injury he suffered Saturday afternoon. Head coach Steve Kerr said his point guard was “questionable” as of Sunday, as Curry was still getting treatment and unable to participate in interviews. The injury occurred just a bit before halftime in the Warriors’ Game 1 victory. Curry seemed to land awkwardly and became hobbled after, requiring a trip to the locker room. He then sat out for the remainder of the game as to not further aggravate the injury and harm Golden State’s potential championship run.
With Curry out, it gives Houston some hope at snagging a key victory against a team that went 73-9 this past season. The league’s second leading scorer, James Harden, only scored 17 in the opening game loss, so he’ll look for increased production on Monday night. Harden shot 7-for-19 and his team ultimately lost 104-78, making for the second biggest blowout of the weekend behind the 32-point routs handed out by Miami and San Antonio. The Rockets had a staggering 24 turnovers and also shot just 35.7 percent while the Warriors were 42.9 percent from the field including 10-for-25 from three-point range. Curry accounted for 24 points in the win with Klay Thomspon adding 16 and Draymond Green scoring 12 along with 10 rebounds.
With Curry possibly out of the game tonight, it puts the pressure on his teammates including the two fellow All-Stars, Thompson and Green. During the regular season, Thompson scored 38 points in a 114-110 win at Houston, showing his ability to lead the way. Draymond Green also had a triple-double with 10 points, 16 assists and 11 boards. Curry was sidelined for that game due to a bruised left lower leg, but based on the performances by his teammates in his absence, it’s definitely possible for them to win another game with the reigning MVP watching from the side.
Tonight’s NBA Playoff Game 2 starts at 10:30 p.m. Eastern Time or 9:30 p.m. Central Time for local viewers. The game will be shown live on television on the TNT channel. It will also be live streaming online, but will require a cable or satellite account in order to log into WatchTNT or TNTDrama websites and apps. TNT Overtime website will also have a free live feed of different cameras from tonight’s game. Viewers can also consider signing up for a service called SlingTV which offers a free 7-day trial offer right now. The live streaming service provides a channel package that includes TNT along with ESPN, ESPN2 and several other major channels’ live programming.