The Trail Blazers vs. Clippers live stream online and televised Game 1 of their 2016 NBA Playoffs series comes Sunday night to close out the opening weekend. There’s been relatively few surprises so far, but this series could potentially offer one if Portland can find ways to step up. Los Angeles will welcome the return of power forward Blake Griffin, who had been missing from action for some time due to injuries around the All-Star break and beyond. Chris Paul has been amongst MVP candidates not named Steph Curry this season, while Damian Lillard has shouldered much of the load for the Blazers. The 2016 NBA live streaming and TV coverage of this playoff game comes via TNT.
According to USA Today in their April 17 game preview, Portland won the first meeting between these two teams on Nov. 20 by a score of 102-91, but unfortunately dropped the other three games in their season series. The Trail Blazers had seemed like they were dead in the water when it came to getting into the playoffs earlier this season, but managed to surge up to the No. 5 spot and will battle a Clippers team that held onto No. 4 and homecourt. They accomplished that even with Griffin missing from the lineup for many weeks. He’s currently playing 24.6 minutes and averaging 10.5 points a game since his return. Chris Paul has averaged 19.5 points per game to help lead his team in an MVP-caliber season.
Point guard Damian Lillard will look to lead the way for Portland, as the former All-Star has averaged 25.1 points per game this past season, a career-high. His team was 15-24 as of Jan. 8 this season, but then finished out 29-14 to reach the postseason. Now they’ll be in a tough battle against a Clippers team that has not been really mentioned as a threat to Golden State, San Antonio or Oklahoma City. The odds for this game favor Los Angeles by nine points at home, with an over/under total of 211 points for the complete game. The moneyline has Portland as a +360 underdog with the home team priced at -430 as favorites.
Game time for this first game of the Blazers vs. Clippers series is 10:30 p.m. ET or 7:30 p.m. PT on Sunday night. Live television coverage comes via the TNT channel in the United States. For live streaming online coverage, cable and satellite viewers can watch the TNTDrama website feed or WatchTNT apps. TNT Overtime website offers a free set of camera feeds from around the court as well for all viewers to watch online. Live audio coverage of both teams is available on Sirius XM Satellite Radio starting at 10:30 p.m. ET. on channel 207 or Internet channel 904.